Noted for his “shimmering voice” (Bachtrack), Grammy-nominated American countertenor Reginald Mobley is globally renowned for his interpretation of Baroque, Classical and modern repertoire, and leads a prolific career on both sides of the Atlantic.
An advocate for diversity in music and its programming, Mobley became the first ever programming consultant for the Handel & Haydn Society following several years of leading H&H in its community-engaging Every Voice concerts. He holds the position of visiting artist for diversity outreach with the Baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire, and is also leading a research project in the U.K. funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to uncover music by composers from diverse backgrounds.
His American concert schedule includes solos recitals (New York at the Miller Theatre), Chicago (Collaborative Arts Institute), concerts with orchestras performing Handel’s Messiah with, this year, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra and Carmina burana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as regular appearances with the most prestigious Baroque ensembles: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Collegium San Diego and Seraphic Fire, to name but a few. Recent and future highlights include his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood Festival (Andris Nelson), with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and with Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki.
In Europe, Mobley has been invited to perform with Orchester Wiener Akademie, Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble, Freiburger Barockorchester, I Barocchisti, Bach Society in Stuttgart, Holland Baroque Orchestra, Dutch Bach Society, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque soloists, as well as the City of Birmingham Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra for a series of performances as Ottone in L'incoronazione di Poppea. He has also engaged in a few projects together with the Academy of Ancient Music in Cambridge, singing the role or Disinganno in Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno and devising a new program, Sons of England, supported by AHRC, which reflects his research under their umbrella, which will be touring in April 2024. Reginald gave a Purcell, Handel and Sancho program for his solo debut recital in Paris, which he repeated as part of the Bayreuth Baroque opera festival in September 2023.
His first solo album with ALPHA Classics was released to great acclaim in June 2023 to coincide with a major series of concerts with pianist Baptiste Trotignon in Paris, York and Liverpool as well as part of both the Aix-en-Provence and BBC Proms festivals. In addition, Mobley features on several albums with the Monteverdi Choir, Agave Baroque and Stuttgart Bach Society.