Soprano Ellie Sperling read music at Royal Holloway, University of London where she gained a First Class degree. Now a freelance musician, Ellie currently studies with Julie Kennard.
During her studies Ellie was selected for a number of choral schemes such as Genesis Sixteen (Harry Christophers/Eamonn Dougan) and The National Youth Choir Fellowship Programme (Ben Parry). Recent ensemble work include the groups Tenebrae (Nigel Short) and The Tallis Scholars (Peter Philips), Chamber Choir of London (Dominic Ellis-Peckham) and further dates in the diary include performances with The Sixteen. Since September 2018 Ellie has been a Scholar with Ex Cathedra, directed by Jeffrey Skidmore, partaking in all of the group's concerts for 2018-19.
Having gained a distinction in Solo Performance, and Baroque Performance Practice at university, Ellie is developing a rich and varied solo career with concert experience including Mozart Mass in C Minor (Exeter Cathedral, March 18), Vierne Les Angelus (Buckfast Abbey, April 19), Brahms Requiem (St Michael's Highgate, March 19), Rutter Magnificat (Royal Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall, April 18), Bach Christmas Oratorio and St John Passion (St Martin-in-the-Fields, 17-18), Vivaldi Gloria (Lincoln, Jan 18) and Goodall Invictus (London premiere with Fulham Camerata March 19).
Alongside her performances, Ellie is also a Teacher-Singer with Pimlico Music Foundation, an exciting new project in which a group of professional musicians work in a number of state Primary Schools in Pimlico, running choirs, teaching classroom music and individual music lessons. In addition, sixteen young singers are chosen to join the eight Teacher-Singers in singing evensong every week, teaching these young musicians about the English Choral Tradition and giving them to exciting, high level performance opportunities.
In addition, Ellie is a part-time Music Programme Assistant at St Martin-in-the-Fields, working closely with the Director of Music and assisting in the running of their very busy concert schedule.