Soprano 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 Foss' The Prairie with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem; she also "beautifully executed" (Miami Herald) the world-premier of The Hope of Loving, by Jake Runestad with Seraphic Fire in the Fall of 2015, and was described as "perfect for Baroque works... one wants to hear more from this obviously gifted singer" (South Florida Classical Review) in her brief performance of Handel's My Heart is Inditing. A frequent interpreter of Bach, her most recent engagements include Wedding Cantata with Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble, Mass in B Minor, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, and Gott ist mein König (Ripieni) with Music at Marsh Chapel, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland with Gordon College, and Bach’s Magnificat with the Boston Masterworks Chorale. In 2011 she was a featured soloist in Bach’s Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, Es ist nichts gesundes an meinem Leibe, and Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series) with New England Conservatory’s Carr Collegium.Ms. Moyer is simultaneously active as a vocal chamber music artist. Nationally she appears frequently with Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, True Concord (formerly Tucson Chamber Artists), Vox Humana TX, the Berwick Chorus at the Oregon Bach Festival, and will be making her debut with Santa Fe Desert Chorale in the summer of 2016. She is a founding member of Illumine, a trio devoted to the preservation of duets for soprano and trumpet. The ensemble will release a new Christmas album of carols in the Fall of 2015. 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, and is a recipient of the 2015 St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award.
Not a stranger to pop and rock music, Ms. 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!.
Moyer received her Bachelor's 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's degree in Vocal Performance at New England Conservatory (2011) in the studio of Carole Haber, with whom she still studies.