Review: Prophecy with Karen Cargill (Bachtrack)

Published on Saturday 24 February 2018 Written by David Smythe   Ancient classical tales have inspired composers for generations with their high drama, exquisite poetry and wondrous stories that grip like a vice and won’t let go. A quick check of current television and film schedules demonstrates that we are as keen as ever on… Read more »

Review: Prophecy with Karen Cargill (The Scotsman)

Published on Saturday 24 February 2018 Written by David Kettle   As stand-in replacements go, revered Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill must be right up there. Covering for an indisposed Christine Rice, Cargill was making her debut with the Scottish Ensemble in an eclectic, Greek myth-inspired concert – and her mesmerising, microscopically inflected singing made a… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble’s Guide To… Prophecy, with mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill

Introducing Prophecy, a concert by Scottish Ensemble featuring one of the UK’s leading mezzo-sopranos, Karen Cargill, and featuring a selection of alternately dramatic, poetic and beautiful pieces inspired by tales from Ancient Greece. The mythology and iconography of Ancient Greece has always provided a rich drawing-board for artistic inspiration. Its legacy really is quite incredible,… Read more »

Top 5 Moments: Mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill

It’s the start of February, creeping towards the middle of February, and we’ve juuuust entered the busy zone ahead of this month’s tour, called Prophecy (in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London). This is the part where everything hits at once and musicians and office staff look at their to-do lists and realise that, quite suddenly, everything… Read more »

Karen Cargill to replace Christine Rice on Scottish Ensemble’s February tour

Scottish Ensemble to collaborate with Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill this February on a programme inspired by musical tales from Ancient Greece. We are sorry to announce that Christine Rice, the soloist originally advertised as joining us on our Prophecy tour (in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London this February) has unfortunately had to cancel due to illness…. Read more »