Reigate and Redhill Music Festival, Affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals




Sarah Jefferies is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Josephine Veasey and Patricia Clarke. Whilst at the Academy, Sarah was the recipient of many awards and prizes ranging from Early Music, English Song, Opera and Lieder. In her final year, she was awarded the Ann E Lloyd Scholarship to fund an advanced year of study.  Upon leaving the Academy, Sarah won a place  to study at the Sweelinck Conservatoire in Amsterdam with Margreet Honig and Elly Ameling.

Sarah has had a varied career in both the UK and Europe as a soloist in various recitals and oratorios, and has worked at both the Opera de Lyon as well as the Nederland Opera in Holland. She has also recorded with the LPO, under the baton of the revered conductor Kent Nagano, such varied works as Orf's 'Carmina Burana' and Schonberg's 'Moses und Aaron'.

Sarah enjoys working with choirs of all ages and with choral societies, and has a thriving teaching practice, where she works with students ranging from Grade 1 all the way through to Diploma standard.  She is visiting singing teacher to Marlborough College in Wiltshire, and gives master classes and workshops all over the country.  Sarah has greatly enjoyed being an adjudicator for five years now, under the auspices of the British Federation of Festivals.

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