Welcome to the web site of Invitatione.


Invitatione is a group of singers and musicians active in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull.  Under the direction of Rachel Mathieson we give performances from small chamber works to full scale symphonies.


We will be performing Handel’s Messiah at 7pm on April 14th at All Saints, Great Driffield and at 7pm on April 21st at Hull Minster.

This presentation of Messiah, given by the chamber choir and chamber orchestra of Invitatione, offers a contrast to the larger-scale performances more commonly seen. Staged in two intimate settings, and featuring local soloists Lucy Bates, Pam Waddington Muse, Robin Datta and James Dhonau, these performances seek to renew the impact of a well-known work by emphasising the drama contained within the narrative of both text and music.

Please note that the Driffield concert is free admission with a retiring collection, whilst at Hull Minster admission is charged (more details are on the  posters above). For further information or reservations contact us by email .

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Musical Director

Rachel Mathieson graduated with a first class BMus in 2007 and a PhD in Music in 2016 from the University of Hull. She also has a BA in Modern Languages and a DPhil in Education from the University of Oxford. Over the last decade, she has taught privately and in local schools.

A pianist, singer and conductor, Rachel has performed with many local groups and societies. She has been piano soloist in Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Hessle Sinfonia, and has been a guest conductor of a number of choirs and orchestras.

Rachel is now a part-time Research Fellow in the School of Education, University of Leeds. She also does freelance work, as a piano, singing and music theory teacher, as a performance coach, and as an accompanist to soloists and ensembles.

Rachel can be contacted at info@invitatione.org or via Facebook.



Enquiries about membership or of a general nature should be by email to info@invitatione.org.

Concert information is also available on our Facebook site using the link below.