ADJUDICATORS - FESTIVAL 2020
SINGING - SARAH JEFFERIES
Sarah is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Patricia Clark and Josephine Veasey. Whilst at the Academy, Sarah won many prizes, ranging from Lieder to Opera and English Song, whilst also being the recipient of the Ann E Lloyd Scholarship to fund her post graduate studies. She was an active member of the Opera chorus, singing several leading roles.
After leaving the RAM, Sarah studied in Amsterdam with Margret Honig and Elly Ameling and began a long period working at the Opera D'Lyon, whilst undertaking recitals with the pianist Paul Turner, as well as oratorios and concerts all over Europe.
Highlights of a busy career have been Canteloube's 'Songs of the Auvergne' at the Edinburgh Festival, and performances of Schoenberg's 'Moses und Aaron,' Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly' and Orff's 'Carmina Burana' with the LPO, under the baton of Kent Nagano.
Sarah is a visiting singing teacher to Marlborough College in Wiltshire, where she teachers all standards of student of ranging from Grade 1 through to Diploma, firmly believing that everyone should be helped to find their own voice. Sarah also enjoys both working with, and conducting choirs, as well as giving many well received master classes. She is much in demand as an adjudicator for the British Federation of Festivals, which takes her all over Britain, as well the Middle East and the Channel Islands.
She is mother to three daughters who all enjoy singing in their local music festival, and she hopes that everyone enjoys taking part in a friendly, learning environment.
DRAMA - Vivienne Cunningham