Michael Chance Countertenor


15 January, 2017

Philippe Sands on Private Passions

The recording of Michael Chance and Elizabeth Wilcock performing Erbarme dich from J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion was recently chosen on BBC Radio 3's Private Passions by the lawyer, professor and writer Philippe Sands.

Philippe Sands on BBC Radio 3's 'Private Passions'
Bach: St. Matthew Passion, CD

21 October, 2015

New plans for Opera Festival at Grange Park

Lord Ashburton and his son Mark Baring, owners of the Grange and its park at Northington in Hampshire, today announced that a new company has been formed to continue the annual opera seasons, following the upcoming departure of the existing company after the 2016 Season.

The Grange Festival will have its inaugural season in 2017 in the widely-admired theatre, directed by internationally-acclaimed counter tenor Michael Chance. The annual opera festival will continue to run as now in June and July with programming for 2017 due to begin shortly. A Board of Trustees is being formed and will be chaired by The Hon. Sir Charles Haddon-Cave.

Since 1998 the Grange Estate has hosted Grange Park Opera (GPO), an independent opera company, at Grange Park and the Baring family had hoped to agree terms to renew their lease. However, 2016 will be the last GPO season at the Estate.

More information
The Grange Festival

15 September, 2015

Siena 2015 videos

"Alex Bogdanov from Brussels has taken upon himself to film some of what recently took place in Siena in August, and he seems to have posted almost everything on YouTube. We are very grateful to him.

May I point you in the direction of Isabel Lombana, Tigran Matynian, Julia Morson, to name but a few of the best from the course ? Ian Partridge singing “Never weather-beaten saile” and Lynne Dawson singing Schubert are also rather fun. But there are lots of impressive contibutions. My own conducting leaves a lot to be desired, but with such a classy ensemble, I couldn’t really go wrong !

This course is not just about the finished results in performance, but more importantly about what happens in the one-to-one coaching and group classes. Have a look at some of the videos in the links. We were so fortunate to have such wonderful venues in which both to work and to perform.

Avanti a 2016."


Isabel Lombana sings 'Disprezzata regina' (L'Incoronazione di Poppea - Claudio Monteverdi)
Tigran Matinyan sings 'Flow my tears' (John Dowland) in Pinacoteca Nazionale Siena
Students sing 'O quam tristis et afflicta' (Stabat Mater - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi) in San Gimignano
From the final concert: Shane Hanson sings 'Empio, dirĂ², tu sei' (Cesare in Egitto - George Frideric Handel)
In-house recital: Theo Golden sings Vedro con mio diletto (Giustino - Antonio Vivaldi)

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