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Baroque Academy

Biographie Alexander Chance

Alexander Chance was a Choral Scholar and read Classics at New College,Oxford. Recent solo appearances include works by Schütz with JonathanCohen and Arcangelo at Wigmore Hall; a programme of Purcell andCharpentier with David Bates and La Nuova Musica; a European tour of Purcell’s King Arthur and The Fairy Queen with Vox Luminis; Handel’s Messiah with Le Concert Lorrain; lute songs performed around Europe, including atMusikfest Bremen, with Toby Carr; solo works by Arvo Pärt at Nargenfestival inTallinn; a performance of songs by 20th century Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi with Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars at the Salzburg Festival; a recital for solo countertenor by J.C. Bach, Schütz and others, at Musikfest Bremen; Bach’s St John Passion with John EliotGardiner and the EnglishBaroque Soloists; Blow’s Venus and Adonis in Zaryadye Hall, Moscow; andAlexander’s stage debut as Oberon in The Grange Festival’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2022, he became the first countertenor to win the International Handel Singing Competition, also winning the Audience Prize.Further 2022 highlights include touring Bach’s B Minor Mass with Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan; Britten’s Canticles with Julius Drake andIan Bostridge at Ravenna Festival; a programme of Purcell and Handel withKristian Bezuidenhout and Freiburger Barockorchester; and Handel’s Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music. In Spring 2023 he will appear as Tolomeo in English Touring Opera’s production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare

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