Mark Dobell - tenor

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

Mark has an extensive concert and oratorio repertoire. Recent highlights include performances of Haydn Nelson Mass under Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Athens, Bach St Matthew Passion in Barcelona for Harry Christophers and Handel Israel in Egypt in Vienna (both for Harry Christophers), Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Biber’s Requiem at the Queen Elizabeth Hall for Paul McCreesh, and Karl Jenkins The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.

On stage, Mark’s roles include Male Chorus in Britten The Rape of Lucretia, Ferrando in Mozart Così Fan Tutte, Basilio and Don Curzio in Mozart The Marriage of Figaro, and Doubek in Janacek Osud and Acis in Handel Acis and Galatea.

In addition to his work as a soloist, Mark has performed both at home and abroad with many leading choirs and consort groups, such as the Sixteen, the Monteverdi Choir and the Tallis Scholars. Since March 2003 he has been a member of the Orlando Consort.