Alice Baker


Alice started singing in her church choir at St Matthew’s, Redhill, at the age of 9 and hasn’t looked back since. She began lessons when she was 10 and continued with them until leaving school at 18. Through this journey she gained Grade 8 Trinity Guildhall certification at distinction, as well as achieving the Dean’s Bronze Award.

After finishing school, Alice studied Wildlife Conservation at the University of Kent, where she was one of only two Choral Scholars in her year. This gave her the chance to continue her singing lessons under Juliet Schiemann, funded by the university. As a member of the University Chamber Choir Alice had the opportunity to sing in Canterbury Cathedral regularly in both the main nave and the crypt. She was a member of a total of four different choirs during her university career and ended up doing more hours singing than sitting in lectures!

After completing her degree, she came back to Reigate and started looking for a high quality choir to join. After hearing about the English Arts Chorale and successfully auditioning for a place, Alice quickly took up a regular position as a choir soloist at EAC concerts. A year after joining, Alice is very excited to take on this iconic piece, the Fauré ‘Requiem’ as her first major outing as soloist for the EAC, as a part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations.

 

Alice is singing the soprano solo in Fauré's Requiem in St Mary's Reigate on November 30th, 2019