One of the most versatile of choral conductors, Sarah Tenant-Flowers works with an impressive array of professional and amateur choirs, both overseas and throughout the UK. Combining natural flair for communication and imaginative programming with intellectual rigour and depth of experience as a vocal trainer, she inspires passionate, distinctive performances.
In addition to music degrees from Oxford and Durham Universities Sarah studied conducting with Sir Charles Groves, Peter Erdei from the Liszt Academy, Laszlo Heltay and Alan Hazeldine, and movement studies with Pascale Lecoq and Krikor Belekien. Sarah is currently artistic director of professional ensembles Singscape, which specialises in multimedia collaborations, and female voice group Papagena launched earlier this year, Associate Music Director of the Brandenburg Sinfonia, co-director of Encoro and musical director of NC3 chamber choir and lecturer in choral conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As well as choral and orchestral conducting Sarah is in huge demand as a conducting teacher, choral animateur and adjudicator. She is a co-founder of abcd, former general manager of The Sixteen, and featured as conducting mentor in BBC2’s popular TV series Maestro. Forthcoming projects include performances with the Hilliard Ensemble, the recording of works by Bernard Rose, Howells and Vaughan Williams, performances of 16th and 17th female voice repertoire with Papagena, and a collaboration with composer Errollyn Wallen and comedy duo Mosby & Gomm.