Margaret Haigh

Hailed for her “clear, bright tone” (Cleveland Classical) and described as “fiery, wild, and dangerous” (Classical Voice North Carolina), soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a soloist and chamber musician based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Recent and upcoming solo engagements include Handel’s Messiahwith the Memphis and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras; BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen and Vaughan Willliams’ Benedicite with Arizona Musicfest Orchestra; Rutter’s Requiem with Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; BWV 105 Herr, hehe nicht ins Gericht with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra; Bach’s B minor Mass with Bach Akademie Charlotte and American Bach Soloists Academy, and Del Tredici’s An Alice Symphonywith the Portland Symphony. 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. Recent scholarship includes work on gesture in the madrigal repertoire of the concerto delle donne in late sixteenth-century Ferrara. For more information, visit