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About Sarah


Canadian composer and educator Sarah Quartel is known for her fresh and exciting approach to choral music. Deeply inspired by the life-changing relationships that can occur while making choral music, Sarah writes in a way that connects singer to singer, ensemble to conductor, and performer to audience. Her works are performed by choirs across the world, and she has been commissioned by groups including the American Choral Directors Association, the National Children's Chorus of the United States of America, and New Dublin Voices. Since 2018 she has been exclusively published by Oxford University Press, and she continues to work as a clinician and conductor at music education and choral events at home and abroad.

Sarah Quartel is a brilliant composer and clinician who sees the world, and singers themselves, more deeply than most. Her pieces have become many of our choir's favourites, perhaps because her music is a reflection of herself, emitting an energy that draws people in. In just a few minutes with our choristers, Sarah had every eye shining with a new sparkle.’ 

     Zimfira Poloz, Artistic Director Hamilton Children’s Choir

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