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Mr Mark McCombs
Mr Mark McCombs

Biography

Mark McCombs
Conductor, Composer and Vocal Tutor


Mark McCombs is a Conductor, Composer and Vocal Tutor based in Sheffield. He was a chorister of the critically acclaimed S.F.X Boys’ Choir, with whom he sang for Popes, Monarchs, and Presidential Candidates. He was educated at the University of Sheffield, where he is currently completing a PhD in Composition.


Mark is Head of Choral Music at Cheadle Hulme School in Cheshire, one of the UK’s leading independent schools. He responsible for the senior school’s six choirs and has implemented a choral model that nurtures singers through their adolescence, including a Cambiata Choir for boys with changing voices. Mark is also a visiting vocal tutor, and provides the school’s pupils with individual tuition and guides them through graded exams by the ABRSM and Trinity College London.


Mark’s compositions have been performed internationally by The Sonnen Quartet, The Ebor Singers, UOS Chamber Choir, Escafeld Chorale, The Choirs of Cheadle Hulme School, and soprano Debra Finch. Many of his pieces are available to hear at https://soundcloud.com/markmccombs.


From 2011-2017 Mark directed the choirs at the University of Sheffield. The University’s elite Chamber Choir gained international standing during Mark’s tenure, and were invited to perform at the Messe pour la libération de Paris in Notre Dame Cathedral, in 2016. The service was broadcast on Radio France and KTO TV. He Mark taught harmony, counterpoint, musicianship, and coordinated all choral conducting tuition at the University, where he also held the Sir Henry Coward Organ Scholarship from 2013-2016.

Mark is also Director of Music and Organist at St Mark’s Church, Sheffield, and has held organ scholarships with Sheffield Cathedral and St Matthew’s Church. He attained his CRCO diploma from the Royal College of Organists in 2014 and studied with Dr Simon Lindley.


Mark acknowledges the Charles Alan Bryars Organ Legacy, and is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the Royal College of Organists and the Association of British Choral Directors.

Contact Mark

Address: Greater Manchester
SK1
Phone: 07725544842
Mobile: 07725544842

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