The American soprano, Sarah Moyer, received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Oklahoma State University (2009) where she studied with Anne-Marie Condacse and gained the bulk of her choral training under conductors Dirk Garner, Mark Lawlor, and Natasa Kaurin-Karaca. She completed a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at New England Conservatory (2011) in the studio of Carole Haber, with whom she still studies. She is a recipient of the 2015 St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award.
Sarah Moyer is gaining a national reputation for her youthful sound, vocal agility, and musical versatility. In 2014 the Boston Globe Magazine exclusively featured her work as a professional singing artist and deemed her “the kind of church singer who will rock your sacred-music world”. As a soloist, her recent repertoire includes Lukas Foss' The Prairie with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, W.A. Mozart's Requiem, and Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. A frequent interpreter of J.S. Bach, her most recent engagements include Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140), and Gott ist mein König (BWV 71) (Ripieni) with Music at Marsh Chapel, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 61) with Gordon College, and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat (BWV 243) with the Boston Masterworks Chorale. In 2011 she was a featured soloist in J.S. Bach’s Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (BWV 211), Es ist nichts gesundes an meinem Leibe (BWV 25), and Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (BWV 51) (at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series) with New England Conservatory's Carr Collegium.
Sarah Moyer is simultaneously active as a vocal chamber music artist. Nationally she appears frequently with Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Lorelei Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, True Concord (formerly Tucson Chamber Artists), and Vox Humana Texas, and will make her debut with the Berwick Chorus at the Oregon Bach Festival, Summer 2015. She is a founding member of Illumine, a trio devoted to the preservation of duets for soprano and trumpet. The ensemble will release their first commercial recording in the Fall of 2014 with a subsequent northeastern tour. Locally, Moyer sings regularly with Boston’s various religious institutions such as Church of the Advent (Beacon Hill), Trinity Church (Copley Square), and Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, where she is a former Choral Scholar. She also supports music education through performing with the Handel and Haydn Society Outreach Vocal Quartet throughout the academic year.
Not a stranger to pop and rock music, Sarah Moyer recently sang with the Rolling Stones on their "50 and Counting/Grr! Live" tour, and made her Symphony Hall debut with the Video Game Orchestra Live!.