Roots Down, Branches Out

Rachel Maby

Rachel Maby is a mezzo-soprano from London who holds a Distinction Masters of Music qualification from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is a graduate of the prestigious Joint Course at the Royal Northern College of Music and University of Manchester. She was brought up in Highbury and went to Christ Church as a child.

Rachel was appointed Music Director at Christ Church in January 2017 and leads the music teams for the 11am Sunday service and monthly Jazz Vespers. Rachel has dedicated much of her career to musical activities in the borough of Islington: she is the choir leader for Guildhall Young Artists Islington Programme and is on the committee for local musical charity, Highbury Opera Theatre, for whom she has directed the youth chorus in opera productions at the Union Chapel since 2017. She also coaches singers in Highbury and has produced various concerts at Christ Church during her tenure, which includes the launch of Highbury Festival in Spring 2019. Her other conducting posts include Choir Director of High Holborn Chamber Choir and trainee music leader with Welsh National Opera and Spitalfields Music.

Alongside her conducting work, Rachel performs as a classical soloist and has worked with notable companies, such as Constella OperaBallet, Helios Collective, Blackheath Community Opera and Baseless Fabric Theatre. She also performs as an ensemble singer and has sung with Genesis Sixteen, Manchester Singers, London Vocal Project.  Rachel’s up-coming performances can be found on her website