Sarah Gartshore has had an outstanding career in Chicago and relocated to Sault Ste. Marie in 2014 to teach at the Conservatory and Algoma University. The Chicago Tribune describes her voice as “particularly impressive and possessing a rich, shining soprano”. Performances have included the Ravina Festival, Santa Fe Opera, American Opera Group, and Chamber Opera Chicago to name a few. Her portrayal of the desperate Magda, described by Opera Canada as “startlingly dramatic, was a highlight of Chamber Opera Chicago’s production of Menotti’s The Consul”. In addition she is in demand on the concert stage with an expansive repertoire including performances of Dvorak’s Mass with the International Choral Arts Festival of Jihlava in the Czech Republic, Messiah with the Richmond and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras as well as Chicago’s Apollo Chorus, Haydn’s Heiligmesse, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the Te Deum’s of Delalande and Charpentier with Music of the Baroque, Brahms’ Requiem and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Richmond Symphony, and Mahler’s Second Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem with the Muncie Symphony (IN). As a nine year veteran of The Handel Week Festival of Oak Park (IL) she has performed several solo cantatas, Judas Maccabaeus, Esther, Fulvia in Ezio, and Galatea in Acis and Galatea.