Soprano and Choral Composer

About me

Born in Yeovil, England, Elizabeth van der Woude (née Parsons) discovered her love for choral singing at the age of 11 when she sang with the Somerset Youth Choir. Whilst studying voice under Viola Nagel and Ian Comboy at Bath Spa University, Elizabeth sang with the acclaimed chamber choir, Bath Camerata, directed by former King's Singer, Nigel Perrin, performing as a soloist in works such as Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor and Wymondham Chants by Geoffrey Poole.


In 2002 Elizabeth moved to Munich, where she worked until 2018 as a peripatetic vocal teacher and freelance musician, including as a soprano in the Vokalkappelle of the Theatinekirche. Now based in the outskirts of Munich, she continues to sing with the World Choir for Peace, Chamber Choir of Europe, ClaritasVocalis (winner of the German Choir competition 2014), the Munich Philharmonic Choir, and the award-winning Munich a cappella group, Bar nineteen.