Performance Schedule

5 & 7 April 2019 | Napier Civic Choir & Hawkes Bay Orchestra

Britten - Les Illuminations

Sarah makes her New Zealand debut in this dynamic program of contrasting music from the 20th & 21st centuries.  A new work by local composer Stephen Lange and Britten’s exhilarating settings of poems by Arthur Rimbaud in the first half will be an exciting preamble to the dense and highly emotional Missa by Peteris Vasks.

More information & ticket bookings here.

4 May 2019 | Illawarra Choral Society

J.S. Bach - St Matthew Passion

Sarah returns to perform with the Illawarra Choral Society as soprano soloist in the deeply moving and powerful St Matthew Passion.

More information & ticket bookings here.


Recent Performance Highlights

8 December 2018 | Illawarra Choral Society

Saint-Saens - Christmas Oratorio

The Illawarra Choral Society and soloists performed this Romantic sacred work in the beautiful acoustics of the Wesley Church on the Mall in Wollongong.

Meryl Jackson-Kew OAM, conductor
Sarah Ampil & Jessica Harper, sopranos
Rebecca Hart, alto
Oscar Balle-Bowness, tenor
Jae Kwon Kim, bass

25 November 2018 | An die Musik

Recital with David Harper

The inaugural recital in a new Artist Showcase series produced by An die Musik. An intimate afternoon program, featuring lieder and art song by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Poulenc and Copland.

UNSW Collegium Musicum Choir

1 June 2018 | UNSW Collegium Musicum Choir

War and Peace

HAYDN -  Mass in Time of War

JENKINS - The Armed man: Mass for Peace.

This program pays homage to the victims of war both past and present.

Sonia Maddock, conductor

Sarah Ampil, soprano

Nyssa Milligan, alto

Richard Butler, tenor

Andrew O'Connor, bass

Handel's Messiah

13 May 2018 | Artes Christi

Handel - Messiah


Every year Artes Christi performs this great work in celebration of the Easter Season with this year's concert also celebrating Mother's Day. Experience the masterpiece which is The Messiah reliving through Handel's incredible music, the Life of Christ from Birth to Death to Resurrection.

Eugene Raggio, conductor
Warwick Adeney (Queensland Symphony Orchestra), concertmaster
Sarah Ampil, soprano

Brigid Vieira, alto

James Doig, tenor

Tristan Entwistle, baritone

A Modern Requiem

5 May 2018 | Illawarra Choral Society

A Modern Requiem

RUTTER -  Requiem

JS BACH - excerpts from St Matthew Passion St John Passion

Meryl Jackson-Kew OAM, conductor

Heather Moen-Boyd, organist

Sarah Ampil, soprano

Songs of WWI

25 April 2018 | Operantics

Songs of WWI:
An Anzac Day Concert

A moving concert of popular songs from and inspired by the Great War. 

Performed in the beautiful and historic St Stephen's Uniting Church, This concert is a celebration of the men and women who fought on the battlefields and on the home front, with the music they would have sung and listened to.

25 March 2018 | Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

Vivaldi - Music of the Red Priest

An exciting program of music by one of the baroque’s most celebrated and virtuosic composers, and featuring some of Australia’s leading early musicians.

VIVALDI - Beatus Vir (Psalm 111) RV 597

VIVALDI - Dixit Dominus RV 594

Andrew Wailes, conductor

Sara Macliver & Sarah Ampil, sopranos

Maximilian Riebl, countertenor

Timothy Reynolds, tenor

Craig Everingham & Adam Miller, basses

18 February 2018 | Omega Ensemble

Hoadley - Miss Brill


In the beautiful surrounds of the Art Gallery of NSW, Omega Ensemble presents a concert version of Ben Hoadley’s chamber opera Miss Brill. Presented as part of the AGNSW "Resonate" series.

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February 2018 | The Apollo Opera Collective

Handel - Ariodante (Ginevra)

Sarah made her role debut as Ginevra in The Apollo Opera Collective's inaugural production at Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley, in conjunction with the Sydney Baroque Music Festival.

October 2017 | Operantics

Mozart - La Finta Giardiniera (Sandrina)

"Sarah Ampil as the beautiful but haunted Sandrina, puts the 'tragedy' in this tragi-comedy. While most of the characters around her are stupid, OTT or just plain mean, she is a tortured soul and brings gravitas to the story. Although we may not agree with the 'disguised gardener's' final decision, we believe the internal struggle she has endured to make it. Ampil's soprano is flawless and she is an engaging, emotional presence on stage." - Brydie Wright, Weekend Notes

May 2017 | Central Coast Opera

Bizet - Carmen (Micaela)

Sarah stepped in as Micaela for Central Coast Opera's sold-out season of Carmen. Performed at the Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford, conducted by Patrick Brennan and directed by Tim Page.


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