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Chance, Michael (countertenor)
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Michael Chance (countertenor)

"Despite the abundance of younger star countertenors these days, none of them yet match Chance's intelligent delivery and supreme ability to get inside the English language." The Guardian

Michael Chance has established a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the male alto voice in all areas of the classical repertoire, and is in equal demand as an opera, concert and recording artist.

His vocal training with Rupert Bruce Lockhart followed an English degree at King's College, Cambridge where he was also a choral scholar. His first operatic appearance was in the Buxton Festival in Ronald Eyre's staging of Cavilli's Giasone which was followed by appearances in Lyon, Cologne, and three seasons with Kent opera. Subsequently, he has performed in the Sydney Opera House, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, La Scala Milan, New York, Lisbon, Oviedo, Paris, Amsterdam and with Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, and English National Opera. Festival appearances include Edinburgh, Aix-en-Provence, BBC Proms in London and Salzburg.

His appearances in oratorio and recital have taken him to concert halls all over the world including Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Neue Gewandhaus and Berlin's Philharmonie. He has given recitals in Frankfurt, Vienna, Amsterdam, Israel, New York and London's Wigmore Hall with a variety of programmes, ranging from Elizabethan lute songs to new works commissioned for him.

Michael Chance's list of recordings is numerous and widespread. He received a Grammy award for his participation in Handel's Semele for Deutsche Grammophon with John Nelson and Kathleen Battle. He has recorded frequently with John Eliot Gardiner, including the Bach Passions and Cantatas, B Minor Mass, Monterverdi's Orfeo and L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Handel's Jeptha, Tamerlano and Agrippina. Other conductors he has recorded with include Trevor Pinnock, Franz Bruggen, Ton Koopman and Nicholas McGegan.

His belief in extending the counter-tenor repertoire has prompted new work to be composed for him by Richard Rodney Bennett, Alexander Goehr, Tan Dun, Anthony Powers, John Tavener, and Elvis Costello—amongst others. He sings regularly with the viol consort Fretwork, and recently toured with them to Japan and the United States.

Ingpen & Williams Ltd, 7 St George's Court, 131 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2PA

Telephone [0]208 874 3222; fax [0]20 8877 3113.

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Albums
'A Musicall Dreame' (CDA66335)
A Musicall Dreame
'Blow & Draghi: Odes for St Cecilia' (CDH55257)
Blow & Draghi: Odes for St Cecilia
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'Blow & Purcell: Countertenor duets' (CDH55447)
Blow & Purcell: Countertenor duets
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'Britten: A Boy was Born & other choral works' (CDH55307)
Britten: A Boy was Born & other choral works
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'Britten: The Five Canticles' (CDH55244)
Britten: The Five Canticles
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'Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres' (CDH55455)
Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres
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'Draghi & Blow: Odes for St Cecilia' (CDH55257)
Draghi & Blow: Odes for St Cecilia
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'Essential Purcell' (KING2)
Essential Purcell
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'Howells: Requiem; Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor' (CDH55220)
Howells: Requiem; Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
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'Pergolesi: Stabat mater' (CDA66294)
Pergolesi: Stabat mater
'Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets' (CDH55447)
Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets
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'Purcell: Odes, Vol. 1 – Royal and Ceremonial Odes' (CDA66314)
Purcell: Odes, Vol. 1 – Royal and Ceremonial Odes
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'Purcell: Odes, Vol. 8 – Come ye sons of Art' (CDA66598)
Purcell: Odes, Vol. 8 – Come ye sons of Art
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'Purcell: The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs' (CDS44031/8)
Purcell: The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs
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'Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor; Howells: Requiem' (CDH55220)
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor; Howells: Requiem
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'Zelenka: Lamentations' (CDH55106)
Zelenka: Lamentations
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'Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis' (CDGIM339)
Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis
'Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis' (GIMSE401)
Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis
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'English Madrigals' (GIMSE403)
English Madrigals
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'Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis; Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli' (GIMSE401)
Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis; Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
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'Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis; Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli' (CDGIM339)
Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis; Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
'Palestrina: Missa Nigra sum' (CDGIM003)
Palestrina: Missa Nigra sum
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'Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Allegri: Miserere; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis' (CDGIM339)
Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Allegri: Miserere; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis
'Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Allegri: Miserere; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis' (GIMSE401)
Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Allegri: Miserere; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis
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'Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1' (GIMBX301)
Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1
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'The Essential Tallis Scholars' (CDGIM201)
The Essential Tallis Scholars
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Complete works available for download
GREGORIO ALLEGRI  (1582-1652)
Miserere mei, Deus with The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor), Alison Stamp (soprano), Jane Armstrong (soprano), Julian Walker (bass)
Miserere mei, Deus with The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor), Alison Stamp (soprano), Jane Armstrong (soprano), Julian Walker (bass)
JOHN BLOW  (1649-1708)
Ah, heav'n! What is't I hear? with James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Ode on the death of Mr Henry Purcell with James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
The glorious day is come with The Parley of Instruments, The Playford Consort, Peter Holman (conductor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  (1913-1976)
Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac', Op 51 with Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Canticle IV 'The Journey of the Magi', Op 86 with Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 with Corydon Singers, Westminster Cathedral Choristers, Matthew Best (conductor)
JOHN COPRARIO  (c1570-1626)
In darkness let me dwell with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
FRANÇOIS 'LE GRAND' COUPERIN  (1668-1733)
Laetentur caeli 'Motet de St Barthélémy' with James Bowman (countertenor), Mark Caudle (viola da gamba), Robert King (organ)
Magnificat with James Bowman (countertenor), Mark Caudle (viola da gamba), Robert King (organ)
Trois Leçons de Ténèbres with James Bowman (countertenor), Robert King (organ)
Venite, exsultemus Domino with James Bowman (countertenor), Mark Caudle (viola da gamba), Robert King (organ)
ANDREAS DE SILVA  (c1475/80-c1530)
Nigra sum with The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIOVANNI BATTISTA DRAGHI  (c1640-1708)
From harmony, from heav'nly harmony with The Parley of Instruments, The Playford Consort, Peter Holman (conductor)
HERBERT HOWELLS  (1892-1983)
Requiem with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
ROBERT JONES  (fl1597-1615)
Farewell, fond youth with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
Grief of my best love's absenting with Tragicomedia
Hark! Wot ye what? with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
Ite caldi sospiri with Tragicomedia
My complaining is but feigning with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
On a time in summer season with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
Once did I serve a cruel heart with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
Sweet Kate with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
Though your strangeness frets my heart with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
Will said to his mammy with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
JEAN LHÉRITIER  (c1480-after 1551)
Nigra sum with The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
THOMAS MORLEY  (1557/8-1602)
Phyllis, I fain would die now with The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
ANGELO NOTARI  (1566-1663)
Intenerite voi with David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA  (1525/6-1594)
Missa Nigra sum with The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
GIOVANNI PERGOLESI  (1710-1736)
In caelestibus regnis with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Stabat mater with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
HENRY PURCELL  (1659-1695)
Arise, my muse, Z320 with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Come ye sons of Art, away, Z323 with New College Choir Oxford, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Evening Hymn, Z193 with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Incassum Lesbia, incassum rogas 'The Queen's Epicedium', Z383 with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Now does the glorious day appear, Z332 with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
O dive custos Auriacae domus 'An elegy upon the death of Queen Mary', Z514 with James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Welcome to all the pleasures, Z339 with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Welcome, vicegerent of the mighty King, Z340 with New College Choir Oxford, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Why, why are all the Muses mute?, Z343 with New College Choir Oxford, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  (1872-1958)
Mass in G minor with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor), Mary Seers (soprano), Philip Salmon (tenor), Jonathan Best (bass)
TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA  (1548-1611)
Nigra sum with The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
JOHN WILBYE  (1574-1638)
Draw on, sweet night with The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
JAN DISMAS ZELENKA  (1679-1745)
Lamentationes pro die Mercurii Sancto 'Lamentations for Maundy Thursday' with The Chandos Baroque Players
Lamentationes pro die Veneris Sancto 'Lamentations for Easter Eve' with The Chandos Baroque Players
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A cold coming we had of it  First line to Canticle IV 'The Journey of the Magi', Op 86 (Britten)
Abraham, my servant, Abraham  First line to Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac', Op 51 (Britten)
Ah Heav'n! what is't I hear?  Movement 8 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
Ah, heav'n! What is't I hear? (Blow)
And thus by Music's pow'r  Movement 11 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
Arise, my muse, Z320 (Purcell)
As from the pow'r of sacred lays  Movement 10 of From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
At first the trumpet's part  Movement 5 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
Bonduca, or The British Heroine, Z574 (Purcell)
Britain, thou now art great, art great indeed!  Movement 3 of Why, why are all the Muses mute?, Z343 (Purcell)
But oh! what art can teach  Movement 8 of From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
By beauteous softness mixed with majesty  Movement 7 of Now does the glorious day appear, Z332 (Purcell)
Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac', Op 51 (Britten)
Canticle IV 'The Journey of the Magi', Op 86 (Britten)
Come ye sons of Art, away, Z323 (Purcell)
Couch'd by the pleasant Heliconian spring  Movement 4 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
Cuius animam gementem  Movement 2, Soprano of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Deuxième Leçon  No 2 of Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)
Draw on, sweet night (Wilbye)
Eia mater, fons amoris  Movement 7, Alto of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Evening Hymn, Z193 (Purcell/Britten)
Excesses of pleasure now crowd on apace  Movement 7 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
Fac, ut ardeat cor meum  Movement 8, Duet of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Fac, ut portem Christi mortem  Movement 10, Alto of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Farewell, fond youth (Jones)
For H is a spirit and therefore he is God  Movement 6 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For H is a spirit and therefore he is God – For the instruments are by their rhimes  Movements 6 & 7 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For I am under the same accusation with my Saviour  Movement 5 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffrey  Movement 2 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For the flowers are great blessings  Movement 4 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For the instruments are by their rhimes  Movement 7 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour  Movement 3 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
Grief of my best love's absenting (Jones)
Hail! bright Cecilia, Z328 (Purcell)
Hallelujah  Movement 1c of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Hallelujah from the heart of God  Movement 8 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Hark how the songsters  Duet from Timon of Athens, Z632 (Purcell)
Hark! Wot ye what? (Jones)
Here the Deities approve  Movement 3 of Welcome to all the pleasures, Z339 (Purcell)
I heard a voice from heaven  Movement 6 of Requiem (Howells)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills  First line to Psalm 121, Movement 4 of Requiem (Howells)
In caelestibus regnis (Pergolesi)
In darkness let me dwell (Coprario)
In vain the Am'rous Flute and soft Guitar  Movement 10 of Hail! bright Cecilia, Z328 (Purcell)
Incassum Lesbia, incassum rogas 'The Queen's Epicedium', Z383 (Purcell)
Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae  First line to Première Leçon, No 1 of Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)
Inflammatus et accensus  Movement 11, Duet of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Intenerite voi (Notari)
Ite caldi sospiri (Jones)
Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum  No 1, Conclusion of Première leçon of Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)
Jod. Manum suam misit hostis  First line to Troisième Leçon, No 3 of Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)
Laetentur caeli 'Motet de St Barthélémy' (Couperin)
Lamentationes pro die Mercurii Sancto 'Lamentations for Maundy Thursday' (Zelenka)
Lamentationes pro die Veneris Sancto 'Lamentations for Easter Eve' (Zelenka)
Let Nimrod, the mighty hunter  Movement 1b of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Magnificat (Couperin)
Mark how the Lark and Linnet Sing  First line to Ode on the death of Mr Henry Purcell (Blow)
Mass in G minor (Vaughan Williams)
Miserere mei, Deus (Allegri)
Missa Nigra sum (Palestrina)
Music! celestial Music! what can be  Movement 9 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
My complaining is but feigning (Jones)
Nigra sum (De Silva)
Nigra sum (Lhéritier)
Nigra sum (Victoria)
No, resistance is but vain  Duet from The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601 (Purcell)
Now does the glorious day appear, Z332 (Purcell)
Now that the sun hath veiled his light  First line to Evening Hymn, Z193 (Purcell/Britten)
O dive custos Auriacae domus 'An elegy upon the death of Queen Mary', Z514 (Purcell)
O how blest is the Isle to which Caesar is given  Movement 9 of Why, why are all the Muses mute?, Z343 (Purcell)
O quam tristis et afflicta  Movement 3, Duet of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
O saviour of the world  First line to Salvator mundi, Movement 1 of Requiem (Howells)
Ode on the death of Mr Henry Purcell (Blow)
On a time in summer season (Jones)
Once did I serve a cruel heart (Jones)
Orpheus cou'd lead the savage race  Movement 9 of From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
Phyllis, I fain would die now (Morley)
Première Leçon  No 1 of Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)
Psalm 121  Movement 4 of Requiem (Howells)
Psalm 23  Movement 2 of Requiem (Howells)
Quae moerebat et dolebat  Movement 4, Alto of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Quando corpus morietur  Movement 12, Duet of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Quis est homo qui non fleret  Movement 5, Duet of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues  Movement 1 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Requiem (Howells)
Requiem aeternam I  Movement 3 of Requiem (Howells)
Requiem aeternam II  Movement 5 of Requiem (Howells)
Salvator mundi  Movement 1 of Requiem (Howells)
Sancta mater, istud agas  Movement 9, Duet of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Sharp violins proclaim  Movement 7 of From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
Sing, sing ye druids  Duet from Bonduca, or The British Heroine, Z574 (Purcell)
Song Tune 'Britons, strike home'  Suite Movement 2 of Bonduca, or The British Heroine, Z574 (Purcell)
Song Tune 'To arms, to arms'  Suite Movement 3 of Bonduca, or The British Heroine, Z574 (Purcell)
Sound the trumpet, 'til around  Movement 3 of Come ye sons of Art, away, Z323 (Purcell)
Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Sweet Kate (Jones)
The battle done, the loud alarms do cease  Movement 6 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
The glorious day is come (Blow)
The Lord is my shepherd  First line to Psalm 23, Movement 2 of Requiem (Howells)
The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601 (Purcell)
The soft complaining flute  Movement 6 of From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
The spheres, those instruments divine  Movement 3 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
The trumpet's loud clangor  Movement 5 of From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
This that blest king and god-like prophet knew  Movement 10 of The glorious day is come (Blow)
Though your strangeness frets my heart (Jones)
Timon of Athens, Z632 (Purcell)
'Tis Nature's Voice; thro' all the moving Wood  Movement 4 of Hail! bright Cecilia, Z328 (Purcell)
Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)
Troisième Leçon  No 3 of Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)
Vau. Et egressus est a filia Sion  First line to Deuxième Leçon, No 2 of Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)
Venite, exsultemus Domino (Couperin)
Vidit suum dulcem natum  Movement 6, Soprano of Stabat mater (Pergolesi)
Welcome to all the pleasures, Z339 (Purcell)
Welcome, vicegerent of the mighty King, Z340 (Purcell)
What passion cannot Musick raise and quell!  Movement 4 of From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
When nature underneath a heap  Movement 3 of From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
Why, why are all the Muses mute?, Z343 (Purcell)
Will said to his mammy (Jones)
With rapture of delight dost see – Hail! bright Cecilia, Hail to thee!  Movement 13, (extract) of Hail! bright Cecilia, Z328 (Purcell)
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