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Mark Dobell (Tenor)

Born: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

The English tenor, Mark Dobell, was a choral scholar of Clare College, Cambridge, where he read Classics. He later studied as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under the tuition of Edward Brooks and Iain Ledingham, where he was awarded the Clifton Prize for the best final recital.

Mark Dobell has worked as a soloist throughout Europe and North America with world-renowned conductors including Harry Christophers, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington and James MacMillan. His extensive concert and oratorio repertoire includes many of the major works of George Frideric Handel, J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart, as well as pieces by composers as varied as Monteverdi, Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, Benjamin Britten and Karl Jenkins. Recent concert highlights include performances of J. Haydnís Nelson Mass under Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Athens, J.S. Bachís St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) in Barcelona for Harry Christophers and G.F. Handelís Israel in Egypt in Vienna (both for Harry Christophers), Wolfís Italienisches Liederbuch at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Biberís Requiem at the Queen Elizabeth Hall for Paul McCreesh, and Karl Jenkinsí The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. Even mecent highlights include performances of James MacMillanís Seven Last Words from the Cross at the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Monteverdiís Vespers in Birmingham Town Hall and Londonís Cadogan Hall, B. Brittenís St Nicolas in St Albans Abbey, Heinrich Schützí Christmas Story at St Johnís Smith Square in London, J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) in Cuenca, Pamplona and Santiago, and G.F. Handelís Messiah at the Palace of Versailles. In 2011 he performed W.A. Mozart's Requiem at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, and J.S. Bachís St John Passion (BWV 245) at the Barbican and Westminster Abbey.

On stage, Mark Dobellís roles include Male Chorus in B. Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Ferrando in W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte, Basilio and Don Curzio in W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, and Doubek in Janacekís Osud and Acis in G.F. Handelís Acis and Galatea.

Equally established as a consort singer, Mark Dobell has performed both both at home and abroad with many leading choirs and consort groups, such as, the Monteverdi Choir (Director: John Eliot Gardiner), The Cardinallís Musick, I Fagiolini and The Kingís Consort (Director: Robert King). He is a member of The Sixteen (Director: Harry Christophers), The Tallis Scholars (Director: Peter Phillips), the Orlando Consort (since March 2003) and the Westminster Abbey Choir (since September 2006).

Source: The Orlando Consort Website; Hyperion Reciords Website; Sussex Chorus Website; Almire Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2013)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Harry Christophers


BWV 102, BWV 233, BWV 235

Harry Christophers


Member of The Sixteen:
V-7 (2013):
BWV 235, BWV 102, BWV 233
V-8 (2013):
BWV 236, BWV 79, BWV 234

Links to other Sites

Mark Dobell | Meet the singers (The Sixteen)
Mark Dobell (The Orlando Consort)
Mark Dobell (tenor) - Artist (Hyperion Records)

Mark Dobell - tenor (Sussex Chorus)
Mark Dobell - Tenor (Almire)

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