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Mary Wiegold is known for her committed performances of new music and has given over two hundred premieres. She has had many works written for her and in 1989 started collecting a songbook of works by composers ranging from Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Milton Babbitt to Elvis Costello and Keith Tippett. She has sung at numerous festivals, while her  opera appearances include the first performances of Birtwistle’s opera Yan Tan Tethera  with Opera Factory /London Sinfonietta. She appears on television, broadcasts regularly for Radio 3 and has recorded many CD’s including the first fruits of her Songbook (NMC D003).

In 1989 she founded the Composers Ensemble with the composer John Woolrich, with whom she has given concerts throughout Britain and overseas (including an Arts Council Contemporary Music Network Tour of her Songbook), set up and led numerous creative education projects and made many recordings. She has also worked closely with ensemble Gemini.
Throughout her career she has been deeply involved in educational work in Britain and abroad.
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Mary
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Wiegold
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