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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Sarah Fox sang with Wokingham Choral Society at The School Hall, Eton College on 26 November 2000 performing Tippett's A Child of our Time and Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto.

She appeared with the Society again at The School Hall, Eton College on 31 March 2001 to perform Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and Beethoven's Choral Symphony (No. 9).

She joined us once more at Eton College School Hall on 30 March 2003 singing in Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Coronation Anthems (including Zadok the Priest) and Handel's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day.

March 2003

Sarah Fox       Soprano

Born in Yorkshire, Sarah was educated at Giggleswick School and read Music at London University. She went on to study at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Kingsley with scholarships from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Musicans' Benevolent Fund. She was a major prize-winner at the RCM, held the 1997 Thomas Allen Opera Scholarship and was the winner of the 1998 Queen Elizabeth Rose Bowl - one of the College's most prestigious awards. She now studies with Paul Farrington.

In demand as a recitalist, Sarah made her Wigmore Hall debut with Roger Vignoles in 1998 and has worked with Piers Lane, the Nash Ensemble and on several occasions with Malcolm Martineau including Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch at St John's, Smith Square.

Her concert work has taken her to venues throughout the country, Europe, and the USA, including Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Mendelssohn's Elijah at Kings College, Cambridge; Handel's Messiah at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, and for the Florida Philharmonic, and Mahler's Eighth Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall. She has performed with many of Britain's leading orchestras, including Mozart's Il Re Pastore with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Bach's B Minor Mass with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Messiah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Haydn's Creation with the Philharmonia Orchestra; Mozart's Mass in C Minor with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Hanover Band and Vaughan William's Serenade to Music with Slatkin and the BBC Symphony Orchestra the First Night of the Proms. She recently toured Israel with the Israel Camerata in both Boccherini's and D'Astorga's Stabat Mater and performed Iphis in Handel's Jeptha with Sir Charles Mackerras at the Edinburgh Festival.

Her recordings include Vivaldi Sacred Music with Kings College Cambridge for EMI and, for Hyperion, Boccherini's Stabat Mater with the King's Consort and songs by Cecile Cole with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Her operatic roles include Hyacinthus in Mozart's Apollo et Hyacinthus and Rosina in La Finta Semplice for the Classical Opera Company; Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Karolka (Jenufa) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Marzelline (Fidelio) and Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito) for Welsh National Opera. She has performed with Sir Thomas Allen at an Opera Gala in London's Mansion House.

Future engagements include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the title role in Handel's Arianna in Creta for Reisopera.

In 1997 she won the Kathleen Ferrier Award and in 2000 the John Christie award from Glyndebourne.