Arts & Elbows

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Singer a Winner

Photo courtesy: Bill Harris

A Broadstairs woman has won a prestigious song competition organised by Canterbury Christchurch University. Sarah Hale, 26, well-known for acting and singing locally, won first place in the Alan Parnell Singing and Accompaniment competition.
Sarah faced stiff competition from thirteen other students who, like Sarah, are students taking a music performance degree with the university. Sarah said: “The standards were extremely high – I feel absolutely thrilled and honoured to have won the prize.”
Sarah sang an impressive range of songs perfectly, including works by Puccini, Purcell and an unusual Japanese song. Her pianist accompanist, Sarah Cavell, also took first prize in the accompaniment section of the competition.
Sarah, who can sing everything from madrigals to jazz standards, hopes to be treating Thanet audiences to her singing skills very soon. “I’m hoping to get together a set of songs and perform them locally. I love singing." she said "Singing has always been my first love and I really want to make a career of it.” Given this tremendous win her desire is likely to be realised.


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