Choirs at Sea… passenger choir performances

Choir Workshops & Performances.  Peel Talent Global Cruise Specialists

Sarah Hopwood Cruise Speaker

Sarah has been immersed in music all her life: running choirs, singing, playing & performing 






Sarah has travelled with Fred. Olsen, Cunard, SAGA & MSC. 

Music has been a large part of her life – setting up and leading choirs – exam accompanist where students gained Distinctions and singing semi-professionally. She has high energy plus inspires, empowers and motivates choirs & solo-artists to achieve Excellence!

Her other leadership roles include nursing, teaching & speaking. Careers include EQ Business Consultant, International Speaker, Business Manager in a care home to Executive Producer for a faith-based (Christian) and business television shows  have all been results-driven.

Sarah has been involved in music all her life & both her children gained major music scholarships and attended the Guildhall School of Music.

From nursing to teaching to speaking she attended the University of Life. Careers include EQ Consultancy, International Speaker, Business Manager in a care home to Executive Producer for a faith-based (Christian) and business television shows “Future-proofing”.


Sarah teaches piano & voice and is an experienced teacher plus run school, church and community choirs. She heads up Trinity Voice (TV Worship Band) and plays keyboard in her church band. She has a large stock of old and new music ranging from musicals, songs to hymns & worship songs. (With permissions, choir performances can be televised on Brighton TV (Freeview Ch7) broadcasting from Lewes, Brighton, Shoreham by Sea, Worthing to Chichester (UK). Copyright is covered.

She sang with Brighton Festival Chorus plus sung at The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall & St John’s Smith Square London. Some of her singing experience includes 2012 River Thames Royal Pageant, The Big Sing with Songs of Praise at the Royal Albert Hall, and singing behind Alfie Boe, Alexandra Burke, Chris de Burgh & Susan Boyle amongst other known artists.

Sarah will run workshops for all abilities – everyone will be welcome at the choir sessions. All rehearsals will be interactive and include voice warm up. Opportunities for experienced singers will be included such as solos. Sarah will:

* draw from a guest list of favourite songs

* create a theme i.e. destination based, faith-based, show based, older songs, modern songs, Gilbert & Sullivan

* teach songs sung in unison & 2/3/4 part harmony

* lead by example – singing & playing parts

* display confident leadership skills/keeping holding the baton

* work towards performance opportunities: singing in church services, out on deck/sail away plus being part of the crew show

* make sure everyone works together and has fun

“I very much look forward to joining you and your team. We are very sociable, seamlessly supporting you and your guests.”

“I once taught a member of staff to write a blog; I sent it adding an invitation to the Queen to be a patron…”

Queen’s wedding anniversary 

In addition, Sarah could also deliver a presentation:

“Using our Attitude of Gratitude to bless others… helping grandchildren find their hidden talents whilst sharing your wisdom.”

‘We are as old as we feel’ and still mentally and physically agile – firing on all cylinders. Yet some feel frustrated the younger members of the family don’t always listen to them properly. It is said ‘kids never listen, they only copy’ yet many don’t even realise the skills and talents their senior relatives have. Sarah will draw on her knowledge of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Emotional Intelligence to look at the different ways we can engage and leave a healthy wisdom-filled legacy.

*Sarah would also love to be involved in any church service. She will blend in with all you already have in place.