Mark Mueller, BA Honours, has a fine melodic bass voice of mellifluous colour and expressive quality.
He was the longest standing pupil of Shirley Dangerfield, a well known singing teacher in the Sussex area.
Shirley Dangerfield was an International Opera Singer at Covent Garden Opera House and founder of New Opera Viva, Brighton.
Mark was the Leading Bass with New Opera Viva, Brighton and has sung many operatic roles, song recitals and has a wide musical repertoire which includes Oratorio and musicals.
Mark was also the leading bass with another popular group in Brighton called “Cantanti”, a quartet of four soloists who have done many concert performances at Music Room, Royal Pavilion and other venues including The Parish Church of St Nicholas, Brighton, raising money for its Building Fund.
Mark has sung in forty Mass settings in St Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton, to diverse composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haynd, Palestrina, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hummell, William Byrd, Franz Schubert, etalia.
Mark enjoys singing for Charities, to help them raise funds. He made an indelible impression on views of TVS appearing in all facets of performance from Fiddler on the Roof to Grand Opera and Lieder. This was in aid of The Chalvington Trust for Disadvantaged Children, to raise funds for the purchase of a piano for the children’s musical education.
Mark also appeared in a song recital for the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (Charity) in the same year. The following year, he made three public performances of Opera and sang in aid of the same charity as part of the Cowes Week Festival on the Isle of Wight. This included an open air concert devoted to Victorian Song to celebrate the life of Lord Tennyson.
He sang solo performances of Hymns and Spirituals at The Everlasting Arms Ministry, Peckham, London, and An Evening of Joyous Sacred Music at the Parish Church of St Nicholas, Brighton. Other productions in 2001 included a Charitable Concert in aid of disadvantaged children in Northern Ireland and a Christmas Concert at the Sompting Christian Fellowship.
He also acted and sang the role of Peter in the Musical, “Mary Magdalene” in Easter Concert 2002. This was followed by another performance in the Christmas Concert 2002 at the same Sompting Christian Fellowship.
In February 2002, Mark sang with “The Messenger Choir” from Kitetikka School, Kampala, Uganda at the Lancing Tabernacle Christian Center.
In December 2002, he sang the traditional German carol, “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” at Christ for All Nations UK, Midhurst for the Romania Appeal in Aid of “The Street Children in Timisoara, Romania.