As part of Halesworth Arts Festival, Sarah Class presented A Musical Safari, a mesmerising mix of personal experiences, film sequences and live performance, with proceeds from the evening going to support World Land Trust's international conservation work. During the show, Sarah was joined on stage by Bill Oddie.
Sarah Class is a rising star, a young English singer and songwriter. She is also one of Britain’s most sought after film score composers with a strong association with wildlife and natural history. Bill Oddie needs no introduction. He is a birdwatcher, broadcaster, actor, television presenter, writer, song-writer, musician, conservationist and much more. He is a friend of Sarah, a WLT Council Member and a keen supporter of WLT’s work.
Sarah's association with World Land Trust dates back to the launch of A New Dawn, and she donates £1 from each sale of the EP to the Trust. Sarah will be performing at The Cut in Halesworth on 25 October 2013 during Halesworth Arts Festival.
Sarah has a long standing relationship with the BBC, and has composed music for prominent documentary programmes narrated by Sir David Attenborough, one of WLT's patrons.
Her scores for Attenborough documentaries include State of the Planet (2000), The Blue Planet - Deep Trouble (episode 9) (2001), and Madagascar (2011). Her score for Madagascar was nominated for an Emmy award.
Sarah's music for the 2008 wildlife fiction feature film The Meerkats (2009) won Best Score at the 2009 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The soundtrack featured vocals from Sarah and an African choir with full orchestra.
In 2013 she received worldwide acclaim for the orchestral score for the BBC series Africa, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. "What wonderful music!" said Sir David Attenborough on first hearing Sarah's soundtrack to Africa.
With the release of her debut solo EP A New Dawn in 2009, Sarah made the transition to popular music. Written and produced by Sarah, the EP blends pop, folk, acoustic and world music.