Sara Burns is a Classical soprano soloist who specialises in wedding ceremonies and regularly performs as a soloist with a number of choirs around the UK.
Sara read Music at Royal Holloway, University of London and subsequently took a Diploma course in Concert Singing at Birkbeck College, London. She regularly sings as a soloist for choirs around the country, is part of The Elysian Singers and specialises in wedding ceremonies. Sara has recorded music for films and has sung on commercial albums. She has also been asked to put on recitals in France and is currently working with the composer Guy Pearson on collaborative projects.
Sara grew up in Edinburgh before moving down to the London area to continue her Music studies. As well as working for the French record label harmonia mundi, she also teaches singing in her spare time. For lesson enquiries in the London area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Burrell Requiem *world-premiere*
Bach Mass in B Minor
Britten Te Deum
Haydn 'Nelson Mass' Missa in Angustiis
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Schubert Mass in E flat Major
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
Option 3 (The Reception): A 40 minute set once your guests arrive at the reception venue - this can be with a string quartet, pianist or backing tracks..
'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
'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 (6.7.13) 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
'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