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   Wilma MacDougall

  
Wilma MacDougall  

Wilma MacDougall was born in Tarbert, Loch Fyne and after gaining her BA(Hons) in Music went on to graduate from Homerton College, Cambridge with a PGCE in music and mathematics.  In Cambridge she sang and recorded with Jesus College Chapel Choir and performed regularly as a soloist in oratorio, recital and choral music in the South of England.  She then moved to Glasgow to study singing with Patricia MacMahon at the RSAMD in Glasgow where she won several scholarships, awards and competitions and graduated with an M.Mus. 

Wilma leads a very busy solo career both as a recitalist and soloist and has performed with many orchestras and ensembles including the  Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, The Ulster Orchestra, The Edinburgh Quartet and Paragon Ensemble.  She has recorded and broadcast with BBC Radio and Borders Television with repertoire ranging from Bach’s Cantata No. 51 – Jauchzet Gott  to contemporary repertoire and made her Glasgow Royal Concert Hall debut singing the soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah.

Her wide repertoire ranges from contemporary music eg the British premiere of Stockhausen’s Sternklang directed by the composer to performances of oratorio in Germany, Denmark, Italy, Czeckoslovakia and throughout Britain.  Diverse solo repertoire varies from recitals of lieder and French song, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh to “Scottish songs over the centuries”, London. 

Operatic roles have included Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme, Michaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Grainne in the premiere of Bill Sweeney’s Gaelic opera An Turus and the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute – all receiving excellent reviews.

Recent concerts have included Brahms Requiem and Haydn’s Creation  and future performances include Poulenc Gloria, Rossini Petit Messe Solenelle and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate.

  She enjoys a busy singing teaching practice with pupils of all ages and teaches singing at Glasgow University, The High School of Glasgow and is the vocal coach for The Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus.   She has also taught at The National Youth Choir of Scotland, National Boys Choir and The Ulster Youth Choir summer courses and adjudicates, takes masterclasses and choral workshops throughout the country. 

 

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