Mark Donnelly (treble) was born in Ottawa, in 1983. He has been a member of the Men and Boy's Choir of St. Matthew's Church, Ottawa since the age of 7. He has performed at the Cathedrals of Toronto, Montreal and Kingston in Canada; and Salisbury, Oxford, and Cambridge in the U.K. Mark has won several awards in the Kiwains Music Festival in Ottawa, and has been soloist for productions such as Bach's St. John Passion, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Fauré's Requiem. He was also a guest artist for the first annual Ottawa Chamber Music Festival in July of 1995. Mark enjoys tennis, volleyball, basketball, skating, and computers.
Mark Donnelly Mark Donnelly, Cedric Smith, Barbara Budd, Mary Long, Fiona Reid, Elizabeth Forster, Errol Gay, George Rich, Chris Sheasgreen, Richard Whittall, Katie Hammond, Monica Whicher, Erin Cooper-Gay
Studio Arts Orchestra under Walter Babiak, High Park Girls' Choir under Ann Cooper Gay
The Story: In 1750, George Frideric Handel gave musical history's greatest gift - his Messiah - to an orphanage in London. From that city's dark lanes comes Thomas, a boy who sings like an angel but will not speak. Finally, the boy is healed with the help of Maestro Handel, Katarina (from Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery) and the power and glory of the music.