Mark is a freelance musician who works in all aspects of choral music. He is highly regarded as a choral conductor and also works as a répétiteur.
He is the Musical Director of one of Oxford’s premier chamber choirs, Oxford Pro Musica Singers and also Musical Director of Milton Keynes Chorale. He is a member of the choral conducting team at the Cranleigh Choral Week; a role he has held (in conjunction with a répétiteur role) since 1995. For many years he was Chorus Master of Voices in Partnership (part of the John Lewis Partnership Music Society), and a regular guest conductor of the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Oxford. He has also been Musical Director of the Hardynge Choir.
He is very interested in training conductors and in addition to private lessons, he is a member of the conducting tutor team for the two national conductor training organisations: Sing for Pleasure and the Association of British Choral Directors.
In addition to his conducting work, he remains a skilled choral accompanist and has held positions with Manchester Chorale, Canzonetta, Manchester University Chorus, John Lewis Partnership Music Society and Opera Unlimited. He is in demand for individual engagements and has been fortunate to work with a number of prominent soloists and conductors, including Lesley Garrett.
Mark is also a highly experienced choral singer having sung with several award-winning choirs including Canzonetta, Choros Amici, Encoro, Chantage, Ensemble 45 and many others.