A stupendous sale of singing!

A stupendous sale of singing!

A stupendous sale of singing!
Friday 24 September 2021, 6.00pm to 7.40pm BST
Past event
Past event
Friday 24 September 2021, 6.00pm to 7.40pm BST
  • Selwyn Choir on the lawn
Auction of anthems, car boot canticles, and a musical marketplace
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Art and culture, Humanities

Join Sarah MacDonald, Director of Music at Selwyn, for an interactive musical bonanza broadcast live from the College.

From Mozart to McDowall, Byrd to Bingham, and Parry to Poston - you can make a pledge to hear Selwyn Choir perform your favourites or even request a rendition of Happy Birthday for a loved one.

All proceeds raised will go to the Centre for Music Performance

Voting for the main concert is now closed, however, you can donate for an encore for the pieces you would like to hear on the evening.

Vote today

A stupendous sale of singing!


Sarah MacDonald (Robinson 1992)

Sarah MacDonald

Sarah MacDonald is a Canadian organist, conductor, and composer living in the UK. She currently holds the positions of Fellow and Director of Music at Selwyn College, and Director of Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir. She has been at Selwyn since 1999 and was the first woman to hold such a post in an Oxbridge Chapel.

Sarah came to the UK from Canada in 1992 as Organ Scholar of Robinson College, Cambridge, after studying piano, organ, and conducting at The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School in Toronto with Leon Fleisher, Marek Jablonski, and John Tuttle. At Cambridge, she read for a degree in Music and studied the organ with David Sanger. Sarah has played numerous recitals and conducted choirs throughout the UK, North America, the Middle East, New Zealand, and much of mainland Europe. She has made over 30 recordings, variously in the guises of pianist, organist, conductor, and producer, and currently works most frequently with Regent Records.

Sarah is a winner of the Royal College of Organists (RCO) coveted Limpus Prize and has taught organ and conducting for Eton Choral Courses, Oundle for Organists, the Jennifer Bate Organ Academy, and courses run by the RCO. For its first decade, she was a Director of the annual Girl Chorister Course at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, in New York City. Sarah is a Fellow and Examiner of the RCO and has been a Trustee and member of the Academic Board. She has had numerous choral compositions published by Encore Publications, the Royal School of Church Music, and St James Music Press. Sarah also writes a popular monthly column for the American Guild of Organists’ magazine The American Organist, called ‘UK Report’. In 2018 Sarah received the honorary ARSCM to recognise her contribution to choral music in the UK and Canada. And the citation made a particular mention of her support of contemporary British composers. In her spare time, she is a keen amateur photographer. 

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