Mark Andrew Cleveland
Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass, has been a member of Cantata Singers for twenty years, during which time he has appeared regularly as a soloist, including the title role Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
Mr. Cleveland has frequently performed as a soloist with many of the leading choral ensembles in the Northeast, and he made his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, with Bernard Haitink conducting. He has been a featured soloist with Back Bay Chorale, Boston Baroque, Spectrum Singers, Masterworks Chorale, Boston Cecilia, Brookline Chorus, Chatham Chorale, Newburyport Chorale, Northfield Chorus, and the Worcester Chorus. In addition, he has performed with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, PA, the Southwest Florida Symphony, Festival of Two Worlds (Charleston, SC and Spoleto, Italy), and the Vermont Symphony. During Boston Baroque’s thirtieth-anniversary tour, Mr. Cleveland performed as a soloist at Tanglewood, Ravinia, and at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He has recorded for Telarc with Boston Baroque and participated in a GRAMMY award-winning recording of Barber’s opera Antony and Cleopatra with the Spoleto Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
Mr. Cleveland has appeared with the Tyaga String Quartet, Arcadia Players, and Sarasa, and he has performed at the Mürten Classics Festival in Switzerland and with La Donna Musicale at the Holland Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht. He has given recitals at the Gardner Museum, throughout New England, and in the Netherlands. He also appeared in the Granite State Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti, and has performed with the New Jersey June Opera Festival, Monadnock Music, Prism Opera, and Salisbury Opera. In addition, he has been featured as soloist in performances at Brandeis University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, MIT, Smith College, Tufts University, and the universities of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.
Mr. Cleveland, a magna cum laude graduate of Westminster Choir College, is a senior adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and he teaches at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, and at Phillips Exeter Academy. In addition, he serves as Director of Music at Grace Episcopal Church in Manchester, New Hampshire.