Originally from Salisbury, Olivia Robinson has sung with various consorts, ensembles and choirs, including the Sixteen, Polyphony and The English Concert under Trevor Pinnock, performing all over the UK and Europe. She has been a full-time member of the BBC Singers since 2003 where she works with conductors including Pierre Boulez, Sir Andrew Davis and Sir Simon Rattle, performing a huge breadth of repertoire ranging from Byrd and Tallis to new commissions by the likes of Sir Harrison Birtwistle and James MacMillan. Highlights of her solo work for the BBC include singing Procula, Pilate's Wife, in the world première performance and broadcast of Francis Grier The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, and singing Mozart C Minor Mass live on Radio 3 and across the European Broadcasting Union.
Outside the BBC, her solo repertoire includes Purcell Dido & Aeneas, Handel Messiah, Dixit Dominus and various oratorios, Bach B Minor Mass, St John Passion, Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, Haydn Creation, Mozart Solemn Vespers, Requiem and C Minor Mass, Mendelssohn Elijah, Verdi Requiem and Szymanowski Stabat Mater.
Recent engagements have included Mozart Requiem in Canterbury Cathedral, Mozart C Minor Mass in Ely Cathedral and the world première performance and recording of Vaughan Williams A Cambridge Mass. Forthcoming concerts include Haydn Creation in Canterbury Cathedral and Verdi Requiem in Folkestone.