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 and was a 2018 recipient of Early Music America’s Summer Workshop Scholarship.Her scholarship includes work on physical gesture in the madrigal repertoire of the concerto delle donne in late sixteenth-century Ferrara.  For more information, visit