Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Hailed for her “clear bright tone” (ClevelandClassical), soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh has performed as a soloist with the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra, Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Symphony, Oxford Bach Soloists, Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, and Apollo’s Fire. Recent and upcoming engagements include her Messiah debut with the Memphis (Tennessee) Symphony Orchestra, singing and narrating David Del Tredici’s An Alice Symphony with Robert Moody and the Portland Symphony, and performing alongside Mark Padmore as a Britten-Pears Young Artist at the Aldeburgh Festival. With her husband, Nicolas Haigh, Margaret is co-founder of L’Académie du Roi Soleil, an ensemble specializing in French music from the time of Louis XIV and with which she has performed in venues including York Minster; New College, Oxford; and Clare College, Cambridge. She was a Gates Cambridge Scholar at Clare College and is earning her doctorate in Historical Performance Practice at Case Western Reserve University.