Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - Messiah (Handel)
Ich Folge Dir Gleichfalls - St John Passion (J.S Bach)
2nd place - Cecil Drew Oratorio prize, Birmingham Conservatoire (2011)
Sarah graduated from the vocal and operatic studies course at Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of mezzo-soprano, Christine Cairns. Whilst there, she also received regular vocal coaching from Julian Pike, Steven Barlow, Robin Bowman, and Simon Nicholls and took part in masterclasses with Margaret McDonald and Richard Stokes.
A popular recitalist, she has given concerts around the country and has also sung as part of the Philharmonia Chorus under Stefan Bevier and Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir under Paul Spicer and Jeffrey Skidmore.
In 2010 she was nominated to represent the Conservatoire in the Kathleen Ferrier bursary award, and in 2011 was a finalist in the Reginald Vincent Lieder prize and the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize (2nd). In the world of Opera, Sarah’s credits include Ida (Die Fledermaus), Genevieve (Suor Angelica) and 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) (Scenes), 2nd woman (Dido and Aeneas), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Cendrillon (Cendrillon) and Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte).
Sarah has worked with Elgar Howarth both for Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus’s performance of ‘Belshazzars Feast’ (2010) and on the world premiere of his work ‘A Menagerie for Reverend John Beauchamp’. Sarah’s solo oratorio credits include Vespers 1610 (Monteverdi), Requiem (Rutter), Chichester Psalms (Bernstein), A Ceremony of Carols (Britten), Regina Coeli K108, Exsultate Jubilate, and Requiem Mass (Mozart), Gloria (Vivaldi) and Magnificat (Bach).
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