Profile: Sarah Tenant-Flowers


Sarah Tenant-Flowers is one of the leading choral directors of her generation, working with professional and amateur groups and in the field of arts education.

She studied music at Oxford and Durham Universities, gaining a PhD from the latter for her study of the works of Elisabeth Lutyens, but decided to pursue a career in conducting and arts management.

Sarah is a Director of the Association of British Choral Directors and she has worked with numerous choirs at home and abroad. Up until July 2007 she was Musical Director of one of the UK’s most innovative amateur choirs, Harlow Chorus, and is currently co-director of Encoro, Choir Director for the University of Nottingham and artistic director of ground-breaking ensemble Singscape.

Sarah is Associate Music Director of the Brandenburg Sinfonia, with whom she works overseas and appears regularly in London and throughout the UK. She has also conducted the City of London Sinfonia, City of London Chamber Players, Britten Sinfonia, Ensemble Bash, Fiori Musicali, and the Alberni and Brandenburg Symphony Orchestras.

In addition to her conducting engagements Sarah teaches conducting, directs choral workshops throughout the UK, is a choral arranger and consultant, and professional arts management consultant.


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Memorable Quotes

The downbeat has to be straight down - no slithering!

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