Annie Gill trained as a classical singer at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the Opera Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg. She has worked for major opera houses in Europe and the UK performing varied repertoire including works by Bizet, Mozart, Rossini, Britten and Monteverdi. Annie has performed the role of Carmen many times notably for Scottish Opera. Annie is a keen exponent of contemporary opera and has performed new works by composers such as David Sawer, Edward Rushton, Martin Butler and Jonathan Dove.
Highlights of her concert work includes repeat tours of Australia with the Choir of London and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and several European tours with John Eliot Gardiner where she was soloist in performances of the Duruflé Requiem. She has recorded Handel's Messiah and Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Dunedin Consort. Annie recently sang in the premiere of Thea Musgrave’s The Voices of Our Ancestors.
Annie forms part of a jazz and classical duo with pianist Harry Sever. They collaborate on new interpretations of traditional repertoire and on their own compositions. Annie’s grandfather was a saxophonist in dance bands during World War 2 and she is delighted to visit these songs with the BBC Big Band.