‘A lovely crystal clear sound’
‘An attractive voice… a very pure sound’
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
The voice of English soprano Marie Macklin is fast becoming a favourite
among Britain’s finest choirs and orchestras.
Marie’s lifelong love of music began at the age of nine when she became a girl chorister in Wells Cathedral Choir. Since then, Marie’s career has continued to grow. Her achievements to date include winning the BBC Radio 2 Choir Girl of the Year competition, performing live on BBC 1 from the Royal Albert Hall before the Queen at the Royal Festival of Remembrance, and recording Allegri’s Miserere on Dephian Records, as well as performing as a soloist on numerous other television and radio broadcasts.
Marie regularly performs song recitals and is also greatly in demand as an oratorio soloist. Recent highlights include a concert of arias by Handel and William Hayes with the Belsize Baroque orchestra, Bach St John Passion with the Winchester Music Club, Mozart Missa Solemnis and Vivaldi Gloria with the Ealing Choral Society, and Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor with the Bath Choral Society.
Marie still relishes her roots in the English Choral Tradition and enjoys working with a number of the country’s most prestigious ensembles, including Tenebrae Choir, The Choir of The Enlightenment, Armonico Consort and Oxford Camerata.
Marie studies with Julie Kennard, a professor at the Royal Academy of Music.