Meet the founder
Singology Founder & CEO
Singology Founder, CEO & Tutor
Singology founder Mark De-Lisser is one of the most sought after choral directors and arrangers in the industry. Having studied at both Colchester Institute and Central School of Speech and Drama, where he earned a Masters in Voice Studies, Mark went on to teach at many established institutions including The Brit School, Westminster University and the Academy of Contemporary Music.
Although some may know him for his work as a vocal coach on TV programmes such as "The Voice" and "Let it Shine" to name but a few, Mark is perhaps best known for his work with choirs. He is the proud musical director of the award winning ACM Gospel Choir whom he founded back in 2005, as well as of course being the founder of Singology Community Choirs - a vision he first began way back in 2004.
Mark's arrangements are sung the world over, and his unique published series; “SING OUT!” has become the go to for choral directors and singers in search of the best modern popular choral arrangements. There are currently eight books in the series, all containing individual audio parts for each vocal section as well as sheet music for all of the carefully selected songs. Mark is also the creator of Choir Cake (www.choircake.com) which offers an innovative new way for choirs to learn and access parts. Mark’s first book “Inspire Your Choir”, which he wrote alongside fellow choral conductor Dominic Peckham, is published by Bloomsbury and available to order now. The book followed Mark’s first appearance alongside Gareth Malone on BBC’s "The Naked Choir". Mark again featured as a leading choral mentor alongside Gareth in 2016’s "The Choir."
My musical story began as a child growing up in South London, where music, and choirs in particular, were always a huge part of my life. Spending much of my childhood in church, I taught myself to play piano and began leading the church youth choir at just 15 years old. Since then my love for choirs has been a lifelong affair, and I’ve been blessed with a career full of choral work and opportunities. Singology was born out of my desire to see singing bring more people together all over London. I opened the first Singology Gospel Choir in Central London back in 2004 and since then have seen my vision grow into the nine choirs we have today, spanning all over London and singing styles from all genres as well as gospel. Thanks for taking the time to see what we’re all about. I hope you’ll join us for a trial session and make some noise with us! I can’t wait to meet you soon.
Love and Blessings,
- Mark De-Lisser