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Sarah Radcliffe-Marrs joined Blue Heron January 2023 as Executive Director bringing with her fifteen years of experience in concert, festival, and event planning and execution, as an employee of prominent arts organizations in Boston and England.

Originally from the UK, Sarah grew up surrounded by music, and started singing at an early age. She discovered a love of choral music as a member of her local church choir, which was directed by her father, the acclaimed composer Richard Pantcheff. She later earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in music and musicology from the University of Oxford, and then worked for the Royal College of Music, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Proms & Radio 3, before moving to the US in 2012. In Boston, she has been employed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and (most recently) the Celebrity Series of Boston. Sarah served on Blue Heron’s board of directors in 2022 and currently volunteers as Co-Chair of the Cultural Council in Malden, where she lives with her husband, two young sons, and a pup named Misha. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, knitting, and practicing yoga.