Sarah Poole has an enviable career as a soloist and has appeared at many leading festivals throughout Great Britain and abroad. She is recognised for her recital and concert work, alongside exuberant and sophisticated performances of the Broadway repertoire, and has given over 100 concerts at London’s prestigious Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Sarah is artistic Director and founder of ‘Festival of the voice’ which features a singing competition incorporating an exciting educational programme of workshops, master classes and solo recitals.
A wide-ranging repertoire encompasses music from J.S. Bach to the present day, including works by Mozart, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Fauré, Rutter, Pergolesi, Lloyd Webber, Dvorak, Puccini, Brahms, Rossini and Bellini and has gained recognition and acclaim for her impressive and incisive performances of the Broadway ‘classics’ by Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Kern, Weill, Arlen and Sondheim. Sarah performs regularly as a soloist and has performed with many leading orchestras and ensembles including RPO Concert Orchestra, The Vienna Collection, English Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra of the Rockies (USA), London Chamber Soloists Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernardi Chamber Orchestra, NSO ‘Leading Lights’ and London Gala Orchestra.
Recent solo concerts have taken Sarah throughout Britain and to Germany, Dubai, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, France, Portugal and America, alongside performances with Basso! Basso! And Ensemble Bassissimo, of which Sarah is a founder member. In October 2016 Sarah recorded the first of a five CD recording deal with Prima Facie Records, which featured an eclectic programme of songs composed for her or by composers she has known and worked with for many years.
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