Mark Dobell - Tenor

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British tenor Mark Dobell was a choral scholar at Clare College, Cambridge, where he read Classics. He later studied singing as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music, and was awarded the Clifton Prize for the best final recital. 

Mark has worked as a soloist and recording artist all over the world with renowned conductors including Harry Christophers, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington and Sir James MacMillan. His extensive concert, recording  and oratorio repertoire includes many of the major works of Handel, Bach, Purcell and Mozart, as well as pieces by composers as varied as Monteverdi, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Britten, Arvo Pärt, Jonathan Dove and Karl Jenkins. 

Among his many appearances across the world, highlights include performances of the Monteverdi Vespers at the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as in Boston and New York for the Handel and Haydn Society,  Handel’s Messiah at the Palace of Versailles and Israel In Egypt for the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Mozart Requiem in Santiago de Compostela and Granada, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus in Amsterdam, Schütz’s Weihnachtshistorie at St John’s Smith Square in London, Purcell’s King Arthur at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh and both Evangelist and arias in Bach’s Johannes-Passion, Matthäus-Passion and Weihnachts-Oratorium in Westminster Abbey. 

Further recent performances include James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater in the Sistine Chapel and New York’s Lincoln Center, Monteverdi Vespers in Canterbury Cathedral and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, MacMillan’s Symphony no.5 – Le Grand Inconnu at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh and the Barbican in London, as well as Mendelssohn’s Elijah and St Paul, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Creation, and Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Messiah. 

When not performing as a soloist, Mark is proud to be a long-standing member of The Sixteen and The Orlando Consort, and he has also been an integral part of the choir of Westminster Abbey since 2006.  His busy schedule has also seen him appear with many other leading British choirs and consorts, including The Cardinall’s Musick, The Tallis Scholars, I Fagiolini, Gallicantus and Alamire.

Among his many award-winning recordings, highlights include Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and Purcell odes and songs, both with The Sixteen, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Howard Goodall’s Invictus, and over 25 releases of medieval and renaissance music with the Orlando Consort.

Reviews of Mark Dobell to follow.