Els Woldberg was born in Zwollerkerspel in 1961. She graduated from the Zwolle Conservatoire in 1986. Her teachers were Lucienne Bouwman, Aafje Heinis, Cora Canne Meyer and Meinard Kraak.
She taught singing at the Meppel School of Music and was the conductor of three vocal ensembles. As a soloist, she appeared with various choirs. She performed roles in Puccini's Suor Angelica and Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, among others.
Els Woldberg has been a member of the alto section of the Groot Omroepkoor since 2000.