Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Hailed for her “perfect vocalism”and described as “fiery, wild, and dangerous” (Classical Voice North Carolina)with “a talent for character portrayal” (Chicago Classical Review), soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a soloist and chamber musician based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has performed major works as soloist with the Memphis, Portland, and Winston-Salem Symphonies; Arizona MusicFest Orchestra; Evansville Philharmonic; American Bach Soloists Academy; Bach Akademie Charlotte; and Oregon Bach Festival; among other ensembles. Alongside organist and harpsichordist 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 Chapel, Oxford; and Clare College Chapel, Cambridge.

Margaret holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University; the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar;and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She in on faculty at UNC-Charlotte andwas a 2018 recipient of Early Music America’s Summer Workshop Scholarship.Herscholarship includes work on physical gesture in the madrigal repertoire of the concertodelledonnein late sixteenth-century Ferrara; this season, her work will be presented in North Carolina and Toronto. For more information, visit




POSTPONED: April Fundraiser

Dear Valued Patrons,
We regret to share that due to concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our April 19th fundraising event, Ecco la Primavera. We expect to reschedule this event for a weekend between July and September – stay posted! Please know this decision does not reduce the Newberry Consort’s need for your support. Indeed, now more than ever, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us not only minimize the losses from this postponement but also contribute to our future events.

If you currently hold a ticket for this event, refunds are available upon request. Otherwise, the cost of your ticket will be applied to the rescheduled event. If you are a current ticket-holder for this event, Consort General Manager Hannah De Priest will be in touch with you directly very soon.
You can always donate to the Newberry Consort online  or via check. Our mailing address is The Newberry Consort, P.O. Box 60212, Chicago, IL, 60660-0212. Please reach out to if you have any questions or leave a message at 773-669-7335 and one of our staff will be in touch with you.
We appreciate your understanding and very much look forward to welcoming you to Newberry Consort concerts in the future. Till then, wishing you all good health and safety in these uncertain times.