Sarah Purser is a Central Florida-based singer, songwriter and voice teacher. With roots and a background in classical singing, Sarah uses her operatic training to create uniquely rich sounds in her original folk-influenced music.  Sarah is currently playing with a four piece band, working on a record, and booking shows around the Sunshine State. Her music is thoughtful, catchy, and tinged with elements of rock, folk, blues, and pop. Orlando music critic Justin Strout says of Sarah's writing: "When Orlando's Purser sings on "Long Good Night" that she's "got you right where you belong/Between my lips and the lines of a song," she pinpoints her own appeal. At once sultry and vulnerable, Purser's tunes come straight from her soul."

When Sarah is not out  playing with her band, she can be found teaching voice from her home voice studio, and she is also on voice faculty at Valencia College. Sarah is a studio artist with Opera Orlando  and frequently sings with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's opera productions. She is also a member of the eight- voice Basilica Choir at Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine, and conducts the choirs at Bishop Moore High School in Orlando. Sarah is also a founding member of the six-voice vocal ensemble  Helena,  a sisterhood of  six  of Central Florida's most dauntless singers committed to irradiating gems from all genres of vocal music. 

Sarah frequently can be heard partnered up with her bass-wielding husband Marco Bojorquez who is a  familiar face in the Central Florida jazz and Latin music scenes. Sarah considers herself very lucky not only to have him as a husband, but also as a bass player, indefatigable motivator and source of great inspiration. 

 

 

Singing her victory song as the winner of Florida Opera Theatre's Orlando Idol competition in 2011. 

Singing her victory song as the winner of Florida Opera Theatre's Orlando Idol competition in 2011. 

Handsome, bass-wielding husband on the right.