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Music alumna is an expert judge on Sky1's Sing: Ultimate A Cappella

20 October 2017

Sing Ultimate A Cappella Judges Sky1
The five judges of Sing: Ultimate A Cappella: (L-R) Ben Sawyer, Rachel Mason, Aaron Lee Lambert, Joanna L'Estrange, and Carol Pemberton.

Rachel Mason, a graduate of the Cardiff University School of Music, is one of the panel of five expert judges for the brand new show Sing: Ultimate A Cappella on Sky 1.

Hosted by Cat Deeley, each week five acts perform to impress the judges to win the chance to record an album at Abbey Road Studios.

The show was recently nominated for the Talent Show award in the National Television Awards 2018.

Rachel, who attended Cardiff University from 2000-2003, was chosen for the role due to her experience in judging vocal concerts all over the world, directing award-winning choral groups, and as a vocal coach to many singers.

Recalling her time at Cardiff University, Rachel remembers great fondness Haydn lectures with Professor David Wyn Jones and pop and rock lectures with the late Professor Kenneth Gloag.

Since graduating, Rachel has been a panel judge at the Voice Festival UK as well as choral contests and Show Choir Championships in Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

Rachel is founder member and the Musical Director for the UK’s top award-winning Show Choir, Euphoria. They have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, at Disney Land in Hollywood, on the BBC Strictly Come Dancing tour, and supported Britain’s Got Talent winners, Spelbound.

She wrote the award-winning song Body on Mute for Euphoria, which became the official anthem for international charity Beat Bullying, and has also worked with GB Olympic gymnasts on musical interpretation and expression for their routines.

Rachel now writes songs with and for established and upcoming musicians including BBC Introducing, Canadian Idol, and The Voice alumni. She also currently performs as half of a singer-songwriter duo, Tucker and Mason, as well as running show choir Amplify and a community choir in Somerset.

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