Mark Sproson is a busy conductor, composer, arranger, singer and music technologist, specialising in choral music.
Mark's musical talents were recognised at an early age, and he quickly showed his potential learning to play piano, guitar and percussion as well as singing and composing. In his university studies he continued his interests in composition, orchestration, conducting and contemporary music, and was also introduced to choral singing, a pursuit which has enthralled him in every aspect ever since.
As a choral singer Mark has performed at the highest level in concert halls across the country, on the opera stage, and on numerous commercial recordings, as well as appearing regularly on radio and television. Known for his rich low bass voice, superb musicality, stage presence and unswerving reading skills, he is much in demand on the London choral circuit.
He has held posts with several choral societies and is currently musical director of Enfield Choral Society, as well as directing his own chamber choir HELIOS Voices, and has a reputation for engaging and challenging rehearsals and vibrant and exciting performances. He has studied choral conducting under some of the major figures in choral conducting, including Stephen Jackson, Gregory Rose and David Lawrence, and has also trained for two years in orchestral conducting at Blackheath Conservatoire with Denise Ham. Mark is regional chair and council member for the Association of British Choral Directors.
Mark is an accomplished choral arranger, and also composes and arranges for a wide variety of forces from orchestra to big band. His choral works have been performed by choirs across the UK, winning acclaim from audiences and singers alike.
An important part of his musical life has been an interest in technology for music production and recording. He undertook postgraduate studies in this area, completing the pioneering course in Music Information Technology at City University, London. Mark now provides a live recording service and consultancy in other areas of music technology, drawing on his many years of experience of singing and directing and his in-depth knowledge of choral music.
Brand new choir at Islington Council - first performance coming soon!