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The Poel Event | performing Shakespeare

Sarah has been selected with 11 other actors for the annual Poel Event: working on performing Shakespeare with legendary director David Thacker, actor Harriet Walter and others. The final day at the end of the month will be on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

Published on April 15th, 2018

Concert | Sarah Gabriel with Joanna MacGregor at Dartington Festival

Sarah will sing Berlin Cabaret songs with the celebrated and innovative pianist, Joanna MacGregor in a late-night concert in The Great Hall, Dartington on 20th August.

With clarinettist Steve Dummer, Sarah and Joanna will explore the golden age of cabaret: the songs of ebullient, febrile, decadent and subversive Berlin in the Weimar era of the 1920s and 30s, where artistes in underground nightclubs dissected the political maelstrom in the streets above.

The legacy of the endlessly inventive composers and performers lives on, sinuously transforming song across Europe and on Broadway too, although many of the composers themselves – seen as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis – did not survive the war that followed. To include songs by Kurt Weill, Mischa Spoliansky, Friedrich Hollaender (The Blue Angel), Erwin Schulhoff and Ernst Krenek (Jonny spielt auf).

Published on April 14th, 2018

Fly Me to the Moon

Sarah Gabriel, author Lucy Hawking, director Richard Williams and composer and music director Joseph Atkins are developing their new project, Fly Me to the Moon, exploring the music that astronauts have taken with them on their journeys to space, as well as exploring and explaining what they get up to when they get up there.

A feast of letters of note, moments of historical interest, stunning imagery and beautiful music, (including favourite nursery rhymes and mash-ups of David Bowie, Schumann, Schoenberg, Schubert) along with one or two special guests.

Published on February 17th, 2018

Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire with LOKI at CrossCurrents Festival, Birmingham

Sarah will appear with new group, LOKI, closing the CrossCurrents festival with Schoenberg’s groundbreaking Pierrot Lunaire on Friday 23rd February 2018.

More information here: https://www.list.co.uk/event/914846-crosscurrents-presents-loki/

Published on January 14th, 2018

Dartington International Summer School 2018: apply now

Sarah will be returning to Dartington Summer School and Festival 2018 in Weeks 3 and 4 of August. In addition to performing, she’ll be teaching the vocal workshop in both weeks, as well as giving courses on Musical Theatre and European popular song with director Richard Williams.

Courses are filling up quickly: prompt booking is highly recommended!

Updates to come soon on Sarah’s performances at Dartington Festival in the same weeks.

Published on January 1st, 2018

Dartington Festival 2018

Booking opens in early December for Dartington Summer School and Festival 2018 – the festival’s 70th birthday.

Sarah Gabriel will be giving concerts, including late-night Berlin Cabaret from the early 20th century and, with the director Richard Williams, devising a show about the indomitable Dorothy Elmhirst, as well as giving vocal workshops in weeks 3 & 4.

Published on November 24th, 2017

The London Songbook

Sarah is curating the first edition of The London Songbook. Comprising twelve new songs by twelve composers, dedicated to this great and complex city and inspired by the Great American Songbook, this collaboration will culminate in Sarah singing The London Songbook in a series of concerts, as well as a recording and a printed edition of the songs.

If you are interested in supporting this project (including sponsoring a song), we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch here.

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Published on October 1st, 2017

Galos Trio & Sarah Gabriel | Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth - Galos Trio - Sarah Gabriel

Following their first project together (Ethel Smyth: An Extraordinary Life), Sarah joins Galos Trio again for Felicity Broome-Skelton’s latest piece. Based on Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir, Testament of Youth. this live programme includes music by Maurice Ravel, Ivor Gurney, Frank Bridge and others, and the letters and writings of Vera Brittain herself.

Published on September 30th, 2017

Dartington Festival | Songs of the Jazz Age

In August at Dartington Festival, UK, Sarah explored her love of popular song from the 1920s onwards with pianist Stephen de Pledge and clarinettist Steve Dummer. They gave their late night concert in the Great Hall at Dartington, performing songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and others.

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Published on August 28th, 2017

‘Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip’ to Petworth Festival, July 2017

Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip was created for Dartington International Festival and premiered in August 2016. Sarah Gabriel will appear at Petworth Festival in July 2017 in a revival of this one-act solo play, directed by Richard Williams.

This is a story about Dorothy Parker in her letters, essays and poems, with songs by Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Milton Babbitt, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and others. Also featuring Dorothy Parker’s lawyer’s assistant and a filing cabinet.

Sarah Gabriel - Dorothy Parker takes a trip

Published on February 19th, 2017

Next Performance

27 May 2018 at 15:00

Play | Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip | Oxford Playhouse

Revival of the one-act play commissioned by and premiered at Dartington International Festival in 2016, devised and co-c

Location : Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW more

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