Sara Burns - Soprano

'Sara has a truly lovely voice, one which sounds so completely natural and yet displays great technique.' - David Temple, Conductor of Hertfordshire Chorus and Crouch End Festival Chorus

Sara Burns is a pure-toned Classical soprano soloist, recitalist and choral singer.


Sara read Music at Royal Holloway, University of London and subsequently took a Diploma course in Concert Singing at Birkbeck College, London. She is a recitalist. soloist for choirs around the country and also sings chorally, currently with Thame Chamber Choir and Excalibur Voices under Duncan Aspden. Sara also specialises in singing during wedding ceremonies, either with backing tracks or with a pianist or string quartet. Possesing a purer-toned voice, Sara has had the pleasure of singing on commercial albums and recording music for film, as well as working and collaborating with contemporary composer Guy Pearson. She has also put on international recitals in France.

Sara grew up in Edinburgh before moving down to the London area to continue her Music studies. As well as working for the British record label Signum Classics, she also teaches singing in her spare time. For lesson enquiries in the Buckinghamshire area, please email saraburnssoprano@gmail.com

Soloist in:

  • Maurice Ravel 'Trois Beau Oiseaux'
  • Jos van Amelsvoort 'O Quam Amabilis'
  • Jake Runestad 'We Can Mend the Sky' *European Premiere*
  • Paul Burrell Requiem *world-premiere*
  • Allegri Miserere
  • Bach Mass in B Minor
  • Britten Te Deum
  • Faure Requiem
  • Haydn 'Nelson Mass' Missa in Angustiis
  • Mozart Requiem
  • Pergolesi Stabat Mater
  • Schubert Mass in E flat Major
  • Vivaldi Gloria
  • Vivaldi Magnificat

Recording and Session Work:

  • Film music recording - Rob Pfeifer, AIR Studios, London.
  • Recording of Ronald Corp's 'Forever Child' with the
    award-winning choir Voces Cantabiles.


Having a singer perform live at your wedding is something that your guests will remember forever.

Together we can put together bespoke song choices that perfectly highlight the love you share for each other.
Styles can include anything from Classical to Jazz, Folk and Pop. I can perform with a backing track, with a live pianist, or unaccompanied. All budgets can be catered for.

Option 1 (The Ceremony): I would suggest between one and four songs, for example: a song as the bride walks in, one or two songs as you sign the register and another song as you leave as husband and wife.

Option 2 (The Ceremony with String Quartet): A bespoke selection of songs during your ceremony accompanied by Vaults Quartet


'You are priceless Sara and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, you even made my husband cry. You really have a voice of an angel, beautiful, a very friendly and professional personality and I am once again so honoured and so happy that you sang and graced your presence at our wedding. Lots of love and respect to you Sara and all the best in your future.' Amanda and David x 'Sara was a complete delight to deal with from start to finish ... her professionalism, enthusiasm, joy and of course her exquisite voice made our Service even more special. I would highly recommend Sara to sing at any Wedding or important ceremony and would be only too willing to talk to a bride to be if more information were needed.' Jos and Colin Kent

Example Wedding Songs:

  • Ave Maria - Schubert / Gounod
  • Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal - Quilter
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
  • Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
  • May the Lord Bless You and Keep You - John Rutter
  • Kissing You - Des'ree
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • Fields of Gold - Cassidy / Sting
  • Thoughts have Wings - Lehman
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams


Friends


Brides

'Well firstly thank you so so much for making my wedding the talk of the town. I can safely say there was not a dry eye in the house and that was before I even walked out! Everyone and I mean everyone was taken back with your beautiful angel voice not to mention your natural beauty :-) I can't thank you enough as I feel honoured that you sang at our wedding, you are priceless Sara and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, you even made my husband cry. I'm sure you hear these sort of compliments all the time but even 4 wks later my family and friends are still talking about you and I'm sure if any one of them plans to get married they will want you singing at their wedding. You really have a voice of an angel, beautiful, a very friendly and professional personality and I am once again so honoured and so happy that you sang and graced your presence at our wedding. Lots of love and respect to you Sara and all the best in your future.' Amanda and David x 'Sara was a complete delight to deal with from start to finish. We 'met' on line when I was searching for a soprano to sing at our wedding and her professionalism, enthusiasm, joy and of course her exquisite voice made our Service even more special. Our guests were enthralled and her smile lit up the Church. I would highly recommend Sara to sing at any Wedding or important ceremony and would be only too willing to talk to a bride to be if more information were needed.' Jos and Colin Kent 'The singing was beautiful and was very well received and I would love to hear you sing again.'
Mr and Mrs Fish

Conductors

'Sara has taken many significant step-out solos for my choirs, and her charming natural voice (underpinned by solid technique) always delights the audience.' Duncan Aspden, Director of Thame Chamber Choir and Excalibur Voices 'a very accomplished and musical singer with a beautiful and clear sound.' Tim Hooper, Director of Bournemouth Bach Choir 'Sara has a truly lovely voice, one which sounds so completely natural and yet displays great technique.  She is equally at home in a multitude of styles from Monteverdi to contemporary pop. Her delightful personality shines through in her performances.' David Temple - conductor of Hertfordshire Chorus and Crouch End Festival Chorus 'Sara showed a great deal of professionalism and musicianship and her performance was quite stunning. I am very happy to recommend Sara to all and sundry and will certainly be inviting her to sing for me again.'
Christopher Dowie, Conductor of the Wessex Singers and Artistic Director of the Wimborne Choral Society










To contact Sara Burns please email saraburnssoprano@gmail.com, or fill in the contact form below: