Hailed as a sophisticated artist. A dynamic and sensitive singer. In the world of pops symphony concerts and theater performances, Sarah Pacheco is a seasoned performer. Like a painter with a blank canvas, she makes every performance original. Her commanding voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the optimistic side of life that incited John Barnum, conductor of the Mississauga Philharmonic Orchestra to publicly state, "You will want to hear her again and again."
She has set records winning “The Children's Song Festival”, followed by the “14th Gala International Small Singers Festival” sponsored by UNICEF, the world outreach division of the United Nations and later “Festival De Jovem”. Sarah Pacheco is the only singer of Portuguese heritage, the only Canadian and only North American singer to win 3 European Song Festivals by age 18.
She is the youngest Canadian and Portuguese to be affiliated with a major league baseball team Blue Jays on their promotion CD “Salute To Champions” (Sony Music) with sales garnering gold and platinum records. She is the youngest singer to solo headline an entire 2-hour concert evening with a 65-piece symphony orchestra in Canada. She made history entering the American concert market at a price point reserved for more recognized stars.
This award winning singer, songwriter, and producer has received several awards including the “Ontario People’s Choice Award” for Female Artist Of The Year for two consecutive years, the prestigious “The Arts Acclaim Award” for excellence in Canada, and 4 “International Portuguese Music Awards” (IPMA) including “Traditional Performance“ and “Pop Performance”. She continues her personal journey with gratefulness. She has the admiration of her manager and producer Evanson Chung who says, “the race is not for the swift, but for he or she who can endure to the end”. It is about building career longevity and not being a flavour of the month and disappear in three years.
Sarah has distinguished herself as a pops symphony singer having performed in orchestrated pops concerts with symphonies including the Mississauga Philharmonic Orchestra, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Encore Symphony Orchestra, Gala Orchestra, Ligeira Da Horta Orchestra, Porto Philharmonic Orchestra, members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Canadian Sinfonietta Orchestra, Kingston Symphony, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and performances with the Variety Kids Telethon Orchestra in western New York. In addition, she has shared stages with renowned singing stars. Joe Wollenberger, President of Charleston Community Music Association in Virginia, USA happily remarked: "Sarah was wonderful and our audience loved her."
Sarah Pacheco is one of the premier voices of her generation. Her musical history spans genres, continents and audiences. Her music is both contemporary and timeless giving wings to her sultry, emotive voice and intelligent phrasing. Mike Cox, President, Union City Civic Auditorium in Tennessee, USA commented after her concert, "The capacity house got what they came for, first class singing and entertainment."
Sarah has created a stellar parade of albums - starting with her first recording project in 1991 titled “Sarah Pacheco”, followed by “Tchu Tchu Tchu”, “Evolution”, “Natale Com Sarah Pacheco Atreves Dos Anos”, “Quero Mais”, “Sarah Pacheco …On Broadway”, “Sarah Pacheco…Timeless”, “Timeless Volume 2” which are collections of cinema standards from the American Songbook, “Stand By Me” and “Fado Livre” a contemporary Fado CD. These and other recordings have firmly established her as a superb vocalist and respected artist by industry professionals.
Sarah has appeared in films such as “The Man Who Saved Christmas” starring Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and as a child star hosted a television segment on CPTV. Her voice has been featured in numerous commercials and she has sung on “Salute To The Champions” (Sony Music) that achieved gold and platinum record status in Canada and America. Many of her songs continue to receive airplay. The spotlight is shining on Sarah Pacheco on the world stage with her star rising higher each year as evidenced by statements such as: "What a wonderful opening to our Season she provided! The girl can SING! WOW!" - Marie Cochran, Marketing Director for Lewis County Concerts, Washington, USA.
Sarah Pacheco is uniquely her own person and a magnificent performer garnering ovations wherever she sings. She has a natural style, effortlessly displays vocal technique, performance skill and insightful interpretation that conceal her deep level of musical sophistication, knowledge and proficiency. Merv Griffin, talk show host, musician and TV producer explained Sarah this way: "Her vocal art places her in the top echelon of singers of her generation."
"I am blessed to walk on stages and sing for so many amazing and wonderful people. I am very thankful.”