Projects

nonclassical | Sarah Angliss & Sarah Gabriel

On 31st July, Sarah Angliss & Sarah Gabriel gave their debut performance together for nonclassical at The Victoria in Dalston as part of the launch of Tom Richards’ new album, Pink Nothing.

Sarah next appears with composer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Angliss & percussionist Stephen Hiscock on Saturday 1st September 2018 at Cafe Oto

Sarah Gabriel    Photo: (C) Tom Richards

Sarah Angliss    Photo: (C) Tom Richards

Published on August 6th, 2018

Play | A House on Middagh Street

On 22nd June, Sarah made her writer-director debut with her play, A House on Middagh Street, commissioned by the Britten-Pears Foundation for performance at the Pumphouse during the Aldeburgh Festival. This immersive performance is set in the house in Brooklyn where Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee lived during the Second World War in an extraordinary creative maelstrom, where novels (including the pulp classic, The G-String Murders), operas and poems were written, but the washing up never got done.

Premiered at the Pumphouse Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh Festival 2018
Written & directed by Sarah Gabriel
Produced by the Britten-Pears Foundation

Music by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and Benjamin Britten

With guest ‘appearances’ by Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Aaron Copland, Igor and Vera Stravinsky, Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill and others

Information on 2019 performances to come.

Published on July 8th, 2018

Play | Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip

Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip is a one-act solo play, commissioned by and created for Dartington International Festival and premiered in August 2016. The show has since been revived at Oxford Playhouse and Petworth Festival and will appear at Presteigne Festival in 2019.

Co-created with Sarah Gabriel and director Richard Williams, this is a story about Dorothy Parker’s immense wit, talent and her complicated life, 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 June 7th, 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

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.

Sarah Gabriel 5 - Kate Mount i

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.

Sarah Gabriel Stephen de Pledge Steve Dummer

Published on August 28th, 2017

Film: Days of Candy

Sarah appeared in Sigurd Kolster’s 2016 short film, Days of Candy, produced by Ed Fairweather for National Film & Television School.

Set in 1929, on the day of the Great Crash, she plays Anne Gram, the wife of a man who has invested poorly with cataclysmic consequences.Days of Candy - Sarah Gabriel

Published on October 31st, 2016

Ethel Smyth: Impressions of an Extraordinary Life

Ethel Smyth - Sarah Gabriel and Galos Piano TrioGalos Trio & Sarah Gabriel present an evening of stories and music exploring the life, music and encounters of the irrepressible composer Dame Ethel Smyth and her friends: Brahms, Clara Schumann, Grieg and Tchaikovsky, told through her own words.

Written by Felicity Broome-Skelton
Performed by the Galos Piano Trio with soprano Sarah Gabriel as Ethel

Ethel-Smyth-1913 - Sarah Gabriel Galos Trio

 

 

They gave the premiere performance at St. David’s Cathedral Festival on 1st June 2016.

Next performance: Luton Library Theatre, 5th December 2016 for Luton Music. Tickets available soon.

Published on June 2nd, 2016

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