Margaret Ferguson

Soprano Margaret Ferguson, LLCM, Dip.EMA, Dip.UCEW, Dip.SAI (Bus.). Margaret was born in Ghana, West Africa, with her great, great, great grandfather, Dr. Samuel Ferguson, being a Scottish surgeon who married a Ghanaian lady and settled in Ghana. She gained a Music Diploma from the University College of Education, Winneba. After performing for many Ambassadors, High Commissioners and HRH Prince Edward, the British Council sponsored her for 3 years of Professional Performance opera course at the Royal Northern College of Music. She gained a Diploma at the European Mozart Academy, Poland, in 1997. She obtained her LLCM in 1999. Margaret’s solo opera roles include Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cavalleria Rusticana, Dido and Aeneas, La Traviata in Italian and English and others. Her solo oratorio roles involve Handel’s Messiah; Vivaldi’s Gloria; Haydn’s Creation; Dvorak’s Requiem Mass and Mozart’s Requiem, etc. Additional solo roles cover African Sanctus, Feel the Spirit, Stabat Mater and Child of Our Time, plus others She has sung solo in the Royal Albert Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall, London, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, the Symphony Hall, Birmingham and other major venues. She has performed in the U.S.A. and various European cities, with the latest being Paris. Each year Margaret presents scores of concerts for Music in Hospitals and is a member of their auditioning panel. She has raised thousands of pounds for various charities. She regularly sings with City of Manchester Opera and has produced a concert version of Carmen for them. Another responsibility is being Musical Director of Manchester Gospel Choir. She also teaches Ghanaian drumming, singing and dancing. Her three personally produced CDs are “Margaret Ferguson,”” Unfailing Love” and her recently launched “By Request.” Check her website at www.AfricanSoprano.com