Mark Dobell was a choral scholar of Clare College, Cambridge, where he read Classics. He later undertook postgraduate studies in singing at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the Clifton Prize for the best final recital.
Mark has worked as a soloist all over the world with renowned conductors including Harry Christophers, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington and Sir James MacMillan. His extensive concert and oratorio repertoire includes many of the major works of Handel, Bach and Mozart, as well as pieces by composers as varied as Monteverdi, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Britten, Pärt, Jonathan Dove and Karl Jenkins.
Recent highlights include performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and in Boston and New York for the Handel and Haydn Society; Handel’s Israel In Egypt in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Schütz’s Weihnachtshistorie at St John’s Smith Square in London; Bach’s Johannes-Passion and Weihnachts-Oratorium in Westminster Abbey; Mozart’s Requiem in Santiago de Compostela and Granada; Handel’s Messiah at the Palace of Versailles; Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus in Amsterdam; Purcell’s King Arthur in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh; MacMillan’s Stabat Mater in the Sistine Chapel; and Handel’s Acis and Galatea in the Wigmore Hall. 2019 will see him giving further performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers around the UK, and Acis and Galatea in Bath, as well as performances of Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s Johannes-Passion and Mendelssohn’s St. Paul.
When not performing as a soloist, Mark enjoys a busy schedule with many leading British choirs and consorts, such as The Cardinall’s Musick, I Fagiolini, Gallicantus and The King’s Consort. He is proud to be a long-standing member of The Sixteen and The Orlando Consort, as well as helping to found The Agnes Collective. He has also been a member of the choir of Westminster Abbey since 2006.