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Margaret Cable (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: Cambridge, England

The English mezzo-soprano, Margaret Cable, won, at the age of 17, a Scholarship and Exhibition to the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Cuthbert Smith. After a distinguished period of study at the college, she emerged as winner of the major singing prizes: the Agnes Nicholls Harty Trophy and a Clara Butt Award.

Her long and varied career has taken her all over Europe, Israel and the USA and she has sung at many major Music Festivals including Lucerne, Utrecht, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Three Choirs and the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

Her recordings range from madrigals directed by Sir Peter Pears to songs by Glazunov and include works by Haydn and Mozart with the choir of St John's College, Cambridge directed by George Guest and Lux Aeterna by William Mathias with the Bach Choir and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir David Willcocks. More recently, she has become associated with the revival of authentic Baroque performance, notably in a series of recordings for EMI directed by Andrew Parrott which includes a highly-acclaimed Messiah, an Antonio Vivaldi disc containing the famous Gloria and J.S. Bach's Ascension Cantata BWV 11.

Margaret is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music and for five years was head of vocal studies there, and still fulfils a busy teaching schedule at the College. She has served as Warden of the Solo Performers Section of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. In addition, she gives masterclasses nationwide and is in demand as an examiner and adjudicator.


Source: Royal College of Music Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2003)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Andrew Parrott


BWV 11

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Professors: Margaret Cable, PRCM Director – Vocal Studies, The Prince Consort (RCM)


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