Rachel Haworth was born in Bacup, Lancashire, and began learning the organ at the age of ten, continuing her studies in 2009 with Simon Mercer at the junior department of the Royal Northern College of Music. Here she also studied piano with the concert pianist Marta Karbownicka and was the accompanist for the JRNCM Vocal Ensemble. She was organist of St Nicholas Church, Newchurch, from 2004 to 2012 and now plays regularly in churches all over the northwest. In the summer of 2011 she performed as a soloist at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and has also featured in recitals at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Bolton Parish Church and St Philip’s Church, Salford. She is senior organ scholar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.