Sopranos: Christina Astrachan, Christine Letcher, Erin Niland, Sarah Johnson, Molly Harmon
Sarah Johnson, Soprano, has a double career as singer and conductor. As a classical soprano she has performed with Portland's Choral Art Society for nine seasons and is frequently chosen as a soloist. Solo work with CAS includes: Britten: Ceremony of Carols and Rejoice in the Lamb, Durufle: Requiem, Schubert: Standchen, Bach: Cantata 140, B Minor Mass and Magnificat, Mozart: Regina Coeli, and many smaller works.
Sarah has also been a featured soprano soloist with Portland's Longfellow Chorus and Chamber Chorus, which specialize in new music. In 2008 she sang the second performance of William Pardus's "Four Songs of the Coast." Also in 2008 she premiered Nancy Gunn's "Driving in Maine" with the Farmington Community Orchestra. Sarah has sung in three productions with PORTopera and has been the soprano soloist at the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra's (Topsham) Messiah sing-along.
In addition to her singing career, Sarah has been a music educator for ten years and is the director of choirs at Greely High School in Cumberland. Other conducting experience includes: guest conductor for the Choral Art Society in 2009, chorus master of the PORTopera chorus in 2010 and assistant conductor of the Longfellow Chorus in 2011.
Sarah holds a BM in Music Education from Houghton College, where she studied voice with Betty Giles and Ben King. She also holds a MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern Maine, where she studied conducting with Robert Russell.
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