Mark Deller (born 1938) is an English countertenor and conductor.
Life and career
Mark Deller is the son of the first modern countertenor, Alfred Deller. Deller served as member of the choirs of St John's College, Cambridge, and St Paul's Cathedral and won a scholarship to St. John's College, Cambridge. After completing his education, Deller performed concerts in Europe, The USA and South America. In 1962 he became a member of the Deller Consort.
Deller became a member of the Ashford Choral Society after receiving an appointment to the choir of St Paul's Cathedral. In 1970 Deller took a position as conductor of the Ashford Choral Society. He has served as director of the Canterbury and Stour Music Festivals and conducted the Nederlandse Bachvereniging in the Netherlands, the Associação de Canto Coral in Rio de Janeiro, Les Chœurs de la Pléiade in Paris, and the opening for Europa Cantat in Belgium.
While his singing career has tended to be with ensembles rather than as a soloist, Deller's discography includes solo performances of note:
- Henry Purcell´s duet Sound the Trumpet on Vanguard records with the Dellers, father and son, as the two countertenor soloists.
- Handel's dramatic oratorio Semele.