Mary Carewe is one of the most accomplished and versatile concert and recording artists in the UK. Her repertoire incorporates everything from musical theatre and film music to 20th century cabaret and contemporary classical music.
She has performed under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, John Rutter, Charles Hazlewood, Don Pippin, Gareth Hudson, Carl Davis, David Charles Abell and Nick Davies. Mary has sung as a soloist with prestigious European orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé, the CBSO, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the Odense, Sønderjyllands, Helsingborg and Stavanger Symfoniorkesters, Sinfonia Lahti, Bochum Symphony Orchestra and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Elsewhere, she has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Richmond Symphony and the New York Pops, with whom she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall, New York.
As a serious cabaret specialist, Mary has appeared at the Théâtre du Châtelet and Maison de Radio-France in Paris, Salle Pleyel, Festival de l’Ile de France, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Aldeburgh and Cheltenham Music Festivals, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Casa da Música in Porto, Opera Butxaca in Barcelona, the Berlin Philharmonie, The Sage Gateshead and King’s Place, London. Mary has also presented cabaret songs to hundreds of younger audiences in the UK with the ensemble VIVA.
On stage she has sung the role of Mrs Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde at the Loch Shiel Spring Festival; of Anna 1 in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins in Bilbao and Cuenca, Spain; and in theatrical revues of Sondheim, Rodgers and Hart, and Cole Porter at London’s Cadogan Hall. At the 2010 Musikfest Stuttgart, Mary presented Das Lied der Nacht, performing Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and songs by Kurt Weill with the Sheridan Ensemble.
Mary’s most recent recording Serious Cabaret with pianist Philip Mayers was released in 2012 for Orchid Classics. Further credits include Life Story by and with Thomas Adès for EMI, Britten on Film with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, The Truth about Love CD for ASV, as well as a collection of West End, Broadway and Film Music repertoire for Chandos and Silva Screen.