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2021 COMPETITION 2021 Festival will be open for entries from 1st October 2020

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Singing was at the heart of the very first Hastings Musical Festival and it still is. Today’s singers have a vast range of styles and repertoire to choose from, from Classical Opera and Oratorio to Pop, from Show Songs to Folk Songs, there is something for everyone. This section also offers opportunities to Singer-Songwriters to present their own work. Whether you are 5 or 65 there is a class to suit you. The Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals are always hotly contested, and offer a wonderful showcase for the best of the best.

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Sarah Jefferies LRAM ARCM




Sarah is a vocal graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Josephine Veasey and Patricia Clarke. Whilst at the Academy, Sarah was the recipient of many prizes including Early Music, Lieder and English Song. She was an active member of the opera course, singing roles by Britten, Strauss and Mozart. Upon leaving the Academy, Sarah studied with Margreet Honig at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. She has sung recitals and oratorios all over the country and was a member of the Opera De Lyon. Sarah is a visiting teacher of voice at Marlborough College in Wiltshire and an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.