Mary has wowed audiences around the world in a wide variety of concert programmes - with orchestras and ensembles as well as in cabaret. In the UK Mary performs regularly with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hallé, The CBSO, The Philharmonia and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in concerts such as ' THE MUSIC OF BURT BACHARACH', 'BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY', ' LA VIE EN ROSE', 'SONGS OF THE 60s' and 'OSCAR WINNERS' whilst she has taken 'THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND' to the USA, Australia, Asia and around Europe.
She has been a guest artist with ensembles such as The Matrix Ensemble, BCMG, Psappha, Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia Viva and London Sinfonietta and is a regular member of The Sheridan Ensemble. With her own band of musicians she has presented 'FIRST LADIES OF SONG - from Joni to Adele' around the UK.
PROGRAMMEs - with orchestra:
THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND
Mary specialises in singing the theme songs from the last 50 years of the explosive James Bond movies - from Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only and Licence To Kill to The World Is Not Enough and Skyfall.
Come to the cabaret!
Welcome to Weimar Berlin: 1920-1933 and the cabaret songs and theatre music of that era. Also features hits from the Broadway musical Cabaret. Includes Mack the Knife, Falling in love again, Cabaret and Maybe This Time.
BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY - Centenary
For 2018 and his 100th year this concert features songs from Leonard Bernstein's great works for theatre and film - with excerpts from WEST SIDE STORY, ON THE TOWN, WONDERFUL TOWN, CANDIDE and ON THE WATERFRONT.
BEYOND THE RAINBOW
A celebration of the songs and music synonymous with Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, a most extraordinary Mother and Daughter team. Includes New York, New York, Get Happy, The Man That Got Away, The Trolley Song, Cabaret and Over The Rainbow.
PROGRAMMES - with ensemble:
Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues
Inspired by Alex Ross' article this programme takes the listener on a musical journey from the Early Baroque to Rock, Jazz and Contemporary music, including improvisations - all arranged by the Sheridan Ensemble for its unique instrumental combination.
Celebrating the First ladies of song
- from Joni to Adele
Fantastic songs written by extraordinary female singer songwriters! A celebration of the women behind hits including 'You're So Vain', 'Natural Woman', 'Both Sides Now', 'Sweet Dreams', '9 to 5', 'Time After Time' and 'Someone Like You'. A unique, feel good concert that has the audience singing along and dancing in the aisles!
Ten CENTS A DANCE
...SONGS OF THE SPEAKEASIES.
When the US government banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in 1920 illegal bars sprung up around the country. This was the Roaring 20s, Jazz and the Blues were the popular sounds of the day and flapper girls, with their short skirts and powdered knees, shocked the establishment. 'Jeepers Creepers', 'Button Up Your overcoat', 'I Wanna Be Loved By You', 'Who's Sorry Now', 'Ain't Misbehavin'', 'Let's Do It'...
"Mary Carewe is a true diva of the concert platform, a dynamic servant of text and music..."
— Nottingham Evening Post