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Mark Sprinkle (Tenor)

Born: Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

The American tenor, Mark Sprinkle, have a ugrad degree from Wofford College, South Carolina and a Masters in Music from New England Conservatory.

Mark Sprinkle has been a soloist with Concerto Palatino under Bruce Dickey, and in concerts of Purcell anthems in Jordan Hall with Christopher Hogwood. Praised for his "supremely stylish" interpretation of the Evangelist in the Handel and Haydn Society's performances of J.S. Bach's Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) in Jordan Hall, he has worked with a diverse list of conductors that includes Seiji Ozawa, Roger Norrington, John Harbison, William Christie, Andrew Parrott, John Nelson, Craig Smith and others. He appeared with the Boston Early Music Festival in its Summer 2001 production of Lully's Thésée, and 2003 production of Johann Georg Conradi's Ariadne. He was a founding member of the Cambridge Bach Ensemble directed by Scott Metcalfe, and can be heard on their recording of vocal music of the German Baroque, "The Muses of Zion." He has sung over 200 J.S. Bach's cantatas with Emmanuel Music. He has sung with the Boston Camerata at the Bergen Music Festival in Norway, at the Monadnock, Vancouver, and Edinburgh Music Festivals, and was a fellow of the Britten-Pears Institute. He sings regularly with Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, a new small vocal ensemble under Scott Metcalfe recently lauded by the Boston Globe for their "frighteningly world-class singing." He recently appeared as a soloist in performances of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers in the Emerson Majestic Theater, Boston with Grant Llewellyn and stage director Chen Shi-Zheng.

Mark Sprinkle recordings are with Erato, Koch, Dorian, Telarc, and Harmonia Mundi. He appears in three recordings of Emmanuel Music of the motets of Heinrich Schütz, and also in their recording of the St. John Passion (BWV 245). He appears as a soloist on a recent recording of music by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis conducted by Grant Llewellyn.

Source: The Artist (October 2003)
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Mark Sprinkle (October 2003)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Scott Metcalfe


BWV 229 [w/ Cambridge Bach Ensemble]

Craig Smith


BWV 245 [w/ Emmanuel Music]

Bradley Wells


BWV 106, BWV 161

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