Community / Lifelong
Boston-based conductor, singer, and music educator, Sarah Labrie, is a Choral Director at Lexington High School in Lexington, MA. She was previously a Choral Director at Stoughton High School in Stoughton, MA for eight years. Ms. Labrie also serves as the Artistic Director of Quincy Choral Society. In Spring 2023 she was recognized for significant contributions to Arts and Culture as Artistic Director of Quincy Choral Society, and was awarded the prestigious Abigail Adams Award from the City of Quincy and Mayor Thomas P. Koch.
Outside of conducting and teaching, she actively sings with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Symphony Orchestra, Viatores Mundi (Croatia), Sarteano Musica Sacra Choir (Italy), Sarteano Reunion A Cappella Ensemble (Mexico), Vox Futura (Professional Recording Studio Choir), Labyrinth Choir, and in other numerous other choral performances throughout North America and Europe. She has also sung professionally in choirs with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Labrie’s 2014 choral performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Westminster Choir and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra was nominated for a Grammy. Solo orchestral performances include Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with the Farmington Valley Symphony, and the Pie Jesu from Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem the Pioneer Valley Symphony. She is also a lead singer for The Boston Rock and Soul Revue, is a cantor at St. Leonard’s of Port Maurice in the North End (Boston’s oldest church built by Italian immigrants), and a regular chorister at Trinity Church (Copley). Sarah is in high demand as both a choral and solo musician.
Ms. Labrie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Westminster Choir College with a B.M. in Music Education, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Messiah University with both an M.M. and C.A.G.S. in Choral Conducting. She has had the pleasure of studying conducting and rehearsal technique with Simon Carrington, Brian O’Connell, Dr. Joe Miller, Dr. Amanda Quist, Tom Shelton, Dr. Joy Meade, and Dr. Rachel Cornacchio. She studied voice with Dr. Rochelle Ellis and jazz voice with Ellen Cogen.
Ms. Labrie is the Treble Repertoire and Resources Chair for the Massachusetts chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and is an active member of the Massachusetts Music Educator Association (MMEA), the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA), and the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME.) She has been on the Executive Board of the Southeastern Massachusetts MMEA chapter for 5 years, and has managed and adjudicated at both the Senior and Junior levels for 7 years. In both 2021 and 2022, Ms. Labrie was chosen to conduct the Junior Mixed SEMSBA Festival Choir. In 2024 she will be conducting the MMEA Eastern District Junior Mixed Choir, and in 2025 she will be conducting the MMEA Southeastern District Junior Treble Choir.