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Reginald Mobley (Counter-tenor)

Born: Gainesville, Florida, USA

The American counter-tenor, Reginald L. Mobley (Reggie), fully intended to speak his art through watercolors and oil pastels until circumstance demanded that his own voice should speak for itself. Since reducing his visual color palette to the black and white of a score, he has endeavored to open a wider spectrum onstage. He studied studied at the University of Florida in Gainesville with Jean Ronald LaFond and at the Florida State University in Tallahassee Roy Delp .

Particularly noted for his “crystalline diction and pure, evenly produced tone” (Miami Herald), as well as “elaborate and inventive ornamentation” (South Florida Classical Review), Reginald Mobley is rapidly making a name for himself as soloist in Baroque, Classical, and modern repertoire. His natural and preferred habitat as a soloist is within the works of J.S. Bach, Charpentier, George Frideric Handel, Purcell, as well as other known Baroque Period mainstays. Not to be undone by a strict diet of cantatas, odes, and oratorios, he finds himself equally comfortable in rep of later periods and genres. Such works as Haydn's Theresienmesse, W.A. Mozart's Requiem, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. He has also performed the title role of “Paris” in the Florida premiere of John Eccles' Judgment of Paris, under the direction of Anthony Rooley and Evelyn Tubb.

A member of the twice GRAMMY® nominated Miami based professional vocal ensemble, Seraphic Fire since 2005, Reginald Mobley has had the privilege to also lend his talents to other ensembles in the USA and abroad. Such as the Dartmouth Handel Society, (Director: Jeannette Sorrell; 2008), Vox Early Music, Portland Baroque Orchestra, North Carolina Baroque Ensemble, Ensemble VIII, San Antonio Symphony, Early Music Vancouver and Symphony Nova Scotia under direction of Alexander Weimann, and the Oregon Bach Festival under the direction of Matthew Halls. He is also a member of Tallahassee Bach Parley (since 2008)>

Not to be held to conventional counter-tenor repertoire, the “Barn-burning, [...]phenomenal” male alto has a fair amount of non-classical work under his belt. Not long after becoming a counter-tenor, he was engaged in several musical theatre productions as a principal or secondary role. Most notable among them was the titular role in Rupert Holmes' Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Jacey Squires in Meredith Willson's The Music Man. In addition to his work in musical theatre, he performed many cabaret shows and sets of jazz standards and torch songs in jazz clubs in and around Tokyo, Japan. He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.



Source: Reginald Mobley Website & Facebook & LinkedIn profiles
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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As

Works

John Eliot Gardiner

Alto:

F-7 (2016): BWV 233, BWV 151 [2nd recording], BWV 243a
V-12 (2016):
BWV 244 [2nd recording]

John Eliot Gardiner

Alto

Member of Monteverdi Choir:
F-7 (2016):
BWV 233, BWV 151 [2nd recording], BWV 243a
V-12 (2016):
BWV 244 [2nd recording]

Ruben Valenzuela

Alto:

Video: BWV 153

Ruben Valenzuela

Alto

Member of Bach Collegium San Diego:
Video:
BWV 153

Links to other Sites

Reginakld Mobley - Counttertenotr (Official Website)
Reginald L Mobley - Countertenor d'amore on Facebook
Reginald Mobley on LinkedIn


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