As both a soloist and chamber musician, Sarah Hall appears regularly with Polycoro, one of Canada’s premier chamber choirs, as well as Canzona (Winnipeg), and the Brandon Chamber Players. She has also sung internationally, most notably at Il Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy), Boston Cecelia, The Cantata Singers and Ensemble (Boston), and The Bridge Ensemble (Philadelphia). She has sung under the batons of such distinguished conductors as Tamara Brooks, Paolo Carignani, Henry Engbrecht, Janet Galvàn, John Harbison, David Hoose, Stephen Mercurio, Donald Nally, Alice Parker, Daniel Pinkham, Donald Teeters, and Constantina Tsolainou, to name a few. Recent solo appearances include Messiah with Canzona and the Winnipeg Symphony, Oleska Lozowchuk’s
Waters of Rest with Polycoro (broadcast by CBC), and the world premiere of Ken Nichols’ Letters from Home at the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival.
As a conductor and coach, Sarah has worked with the Westman Youth Choir, Brandon University Women’s Voices, Boston Early Music Festival, VoicesBoston, and Cantata Singers Chamber Music Series (Boston).An Assistant Professor of Music at Brandon University, Sarah teaches voice, diction, and vocal chamber music. In addition to her work at the University, Sarah appears regularly as an adjudicator and clinician for voice, speech arts and choir. Sarah is delighted to work with students of all ages and abilities to help them grow as performers! Sarah is also a busy mom of Sophie (11) and Rose (6) and wife to drummer, Eric Platz, also a professor at Brandon University.
Sarah holds Master’s Degrees in Vocal Pedagogy and Musicology from the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.