Sarah Nicholson

Sarah Nicholson


Arts or sciences?
Both — sciences for work, arts in my spare time. I'm greedy!
What's your daytime job?
I'm a data warehouse developer, maintaining and building databases and analysis tools.
When and where did you start singing?
When I was about 14 I joined my school choir, and started singing lessons shortly after.
What's your favourite choral piece of music?
Oh dear, this is an impossible question! Some of my favourites are (and I could pick twice as many)… Victoria Requiem (as long as I'm singing second soprano!), Ramsey 'Sleep Fleshly Birth', Pearsall 'Lay a Garland', Sullivan's 'The Long Day Closes', Holst 'I love my love', Finzi 'My Spirit Sang All Day', Joel/Chilcott (for the King's Singers) 'And so it goes', Lennon/McCartney (Swingle Singers) 'Blackbird/I will'.
What are your hobbies?
Singing, obviously! Badminton, amateur motorsport (road rallies, treasure hunts and track days), riding my motorbike, baking, cooking, and gardening.
Wine, beer or spirits?
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean? An African or European swallow? (I did have to google it for the precise wording – I'm not quite as devoted a Monty Python fan as some Da Capo members I could mention!)

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