Michael Chance Countertenor

Recording history

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We who were fortunate to be developing our careers in the 80s and 90s benefited enormously from the explosion of opportunities to record with digital technology. A secret passion for analogue still lingers however ! I am constantly grateful, though, for having been able to record so much of my favourite music with so many of my favourite musicians. And, by and large, we had a lot of fun dong it. I hope this is discernible.
Michael Chance
2014

Dowland: In Darkness

2013

Danyel: Like As the Lute Delights

San Vincenzo, Eupilio; Chiesa dell'Assunta, Piuro; San Martino, Bondo 2009-2012.

Phibbs: The Canticle of the Rose

Recorded at the Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey on 7-8 January, and 9 February 2013.
2011

'Shakespeare - Come Again Sweet Love'

'Sublime Discources' John Milton and Martin Peerson - The Complete Instrumental Music

Bach: Easter Oratorio

Recorded live in Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ) and Utrecht (Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn), Netherlands, in April 2011
2010

Bach: Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord - Arias with obbligato viola da gamba

Recorded in the Église Saint-Appolinaire in Bolland, Belgium, in May 2010

Bach: St. John Passion

Recorded live in Rotterdam (De Doelen), Haarlem (Philharmonie) and Leiden (Stadsgehoorzaal), Netherlands, in March and April 2010
2009

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London 3-5 December 2009
2008

Con Gratia, et Maniera

Recorded San Vincenzo: 21-22/10/2005 e Piuro(SO), chiesa parrocchiale dell'Assunta: 29-30/04/2008

The NMC Songbook

Recorded in Hall One, Kings Place, London between 21 August 17 September 2008
2007

A Song More Silent: New Works for Remembrance

Recorded on 12th and 13th November, 2007 in the Church of the Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester

Bach: Early Cantatas, Volume 3 - Weimar Cantatas II

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London; 22–24 May 2007
2006

Somtow: Ayodhya

Recorded by Bangkok Opera, Thailand
2005

Agricola: Chansons

Recorded June 4-6, 2005 at St. George's Bristol, UK.

Bach: Early Cantatas, Volume 2 - Weimar Cantatas I

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London; 16–18 October 2005

Handel: Messiah

A concert recording from the basilica of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
2004

Bach: Early Cantatas, Volume 1

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London; 1 December 2002 and 8 & 9 March 2004

Britten: Death in Venice

Blackheath Halls, London; 21– 24 July 2004

Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas, Volume 2

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London; 8–10 September 2004

Handel: Belshazzar

A concert recording from the basilica of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
2003

Bach: Complete Cantatas, Volume 19

Recorded in Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, between March 1999 and October 2003.

Handel: Rodelinda

Recorded: Bayerische Staatsoper Munchen 7/2003

Handel: Solomon

A concert recording from the minster at abbey Maulbronn, Sept. 27th & Sept. 28th, 2003

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Salve Regina

Recorded in Sendesaal des Funkhauses Köln, Germany, in November 2003.
2002

Handel: Saul

A concert recording from the basilica of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery, September 28th & 29th, 2002
2001

Vivaldi: Gloria - Magnificat - Dixit Dominus

Recorded in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, 21 March & 9-11 July 2001
2000

'Klaglied' - German Sarced Concertos

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London; 30 October – 1 November 2000

Bach: Cantatas Vol. 13 - Cantatas for the First and Fourth Sundays in Advent

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage St. Maria im Kapitol, Köln, 3 December 2000 Michaeliskirche, Lüneburg, 10 December 2000

Bach: Cantatas Vol. 18 - Cantatas for Christmas, for the Feast of Epiphany, and for the First Sunday after Epiphany

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage Herderkirche, Weimar, 25 December 1999 Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, 6 January, 2000 Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, Hamburg, 9 January 2000

Bach: Cantatas Vol. 4 - Cantatas for the Sixth and Seventh Sundays after Trinity

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage St Gumbertus, Ansbach, 30 July 2000 St Mary's, Haddington, 5 & 6 August 2000

Bach: Magnificat

Recorded in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, 21-23 June and 7-9 & 11-13 July 1999, and 19 January 2000

Countertenors

Documentary: 1999 Performance: 2000

Harper: Sulis

Recorded: Toddington Church 3-5 April 2000

Tavener: Fall and Resurrection

Recorded live in St Paul’s Cathedral, London; 4 January 2000

Tavener: Fall and Resurrection

The World Premiere performance of Sir John Tavener's epic work written for the new Millenium, recorded in St Paul's Cathedral, London, in January 2000

Tavener: The Hidden Face

Recorded June 25-28, 2000 at Orford Church, Suffolk, England.
1999

Bach: Cantatas for Ascension Day BWV 11, 37, 43, 128

London, All Saints Church, Tooting, 10/1/1993 (BWV 11, 37, 43) London, St. John's, Smith Square, 4/1/1999 (BWV 128)

Bach: Easter Cantatas BWV 6, 66

London, St. John's, 7 & 8 April 1999 (BWV 6), 5 & 6 April 1999 (BWV 66)

Handel: Samson

A concert recording from the convent church at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery

Weir: A Night at the Chinese Opera

Recorded live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 26 February 1999 in association with BBC Radio 3's Sounding the Century
1998

Bach: Complete Cantatas, Volume 10

Recorded in Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, in October 1998.

Bach: Psalm 51 (after Pergolesi's Stabat Mater) / Scarlatti & Durante: Concerti

Recorded 7-19 December 1998, Katholische Pfarrkirche

English Ayres by Thomas Campion

Recorded at Toddington Church on 1-3 December 1998

Tallis: Spem in Alium - Lamentations of Jeremiah

1997

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Recorded in Walthamstow Assembly Hall, 8-10 April & 12-15 May 1997

Bach: Lutheran Masses, Volume Two

Orford Church, Suffolk (BWV 529) & St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London (BWV 233 and BWV 236); 10 December 1997 (BWV 529) & 7–9 July 1999 (BWV 233 and BWV 236)

Hasse: I Pellegrini al Sepolcro di Nostro Signore

Recorded: Ecole Sainte-genevieve, Versailles, du 27 au 31 Octobre 1997

McKevitt: Translucence

Recorded on 23/24, December 1997 at St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England.

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Recorded live at Het Muziektheater Amsterdam in July 1997
1996

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Recorded at Westminster Abbey, London, February 7-12, and All Saints Church, Tooting, London, May 9-10, 1996

Davies: Taverner

Recorded at Studios 1 and 2, BBC Maida Vale, London

Harper: Chameleon

Recorded at Toddington Church 4-6 December 1996.

Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea

Recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, The South Bank Centre, London

Sit Fast

Recording: St. Bartholomew's Church, Oxford, Suffolk, April 16-19 & May 19 (9) 1996.
1995

'Awake, Sweet Love' - English Lute Songs by Purcell and Dowland

Recorded at St Andrews Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. CD 1 (Rufus Müller): Recorded in 1993. CD 2 (Michael Chance): Recorded in May 1995.

Handel: Esther

Recorded at St.Jude's on the Hill, Hempstead Garden Suburb, London, May 18-22, 1995

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Recorded at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, 4-7 & 18-20 July 1995

Michael Chance: The Art of Countertenor

CD 1: Various recording dates and venues. CD 2: Recorded in London, Henry Wood Hall, 11/1995.

Purcell: Music for a While

Recorded at St. Andrews, Toddington; May 1995.

Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Recorded live at English National Opera in 1995

Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus - Stabat Mater - Salve Regina

London, Henry Wood Hall, November 1995
1994

Bach: Johannes Passion

Recording made in 1994 in the chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Bach: Johannes Passion

Filmed in 1994 at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Bach: Matthäus Passion

Filmed in 1994 at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Bach: Matthäus Passion

Recording made in 1994 in the chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Draghi / Blow: Odes to Saint Cecilia

Recorded in St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, on 15–17 November 1994

Handel: Giustino

1994 Göttingen Festival Production

Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea

Recorded at Het Muziektheater Amsterdam in 1994

Palestrina: Masses and Motets

Purcell: Music for Queen Mary

Recorded in Westminster Abbey, London, May 2-6, July 19,1994

Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Recorded at Musikwerein Wien. December, 1994.

The English Viol

Recorded between 1988 and 1994.
1993

Goehr: The Death of Moses

Recorded in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, on 10 & 11 January 1993.

Purcell: Dioclesian Suite / Handel: Concerto Grosso - Il Duello Amoroso

Recorded January, 1993
1992

'The Sypres Curten of the Night' - Elizabethan & Jacobean Lute Songs

Forde Abbey, Somerset, 14-15 November 1992

Handel: Agrippina

St Giles Cripplegate, 11/1991 All Hallows, London, 3/1992

Handel: Messiah

Live recording: Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, April 1992

Handel: Messiah

Filmed on April, 1992, at the Point Theatre, Dublin on the 250th Anniversary of the work's premiere, which took place in Dublin on 13 April 1712.

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, September 1992

Purcell: The Complete Odes and Welcome Songs, Volume 8

Recorded on 9 10 11 Janurary, 1992,'Strike the Viol' recorded March, 1992.
1991

Britten: The Five Canticles - Henry Purcell realised by Benjamin Britten

Recorded in Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, on 26–29 April 1991

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

Recording: Forum am Schloßpark, Ludwigsburg, Germany, May 6-9, 1991

Peñalosa: Complete Motets

9–11 October 1991
1990

Bach: Auf, schmetternde Töne - Schleicht, spielende Wellen

Recorded at Evangelische Kirche in Gönningen (Germany), September 19-26, 1990.

Bach: Cantatas BWV 140, 147

St. Andrew's Church, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, 3/1990

Britten: Death in Venice

Byrd: Gradualia - The Marian Masses

Recorded in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, on 27 28 February, 1 March 1990

Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres

December 1990, Tudeley Church, Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom

Handel: Israel in Egypt - Two Coronation Anthems

Stadthalle, Göttingen, Germany & Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 6/1990 (Israel in Egypt) Eglise du Liban, Paris, 6/1993 (Coronation Anthems)

Handel: Semele

London, Abbey Road Studio No. 1, 5/1990

Mozart: Ascanio in Alba

Recorded at the Grand Amphitheatre de la Sorbonne, Paris, from 16th to 24th September 1990

Music for Viols

This is a compilation of recordings dated from 1988 through 1991.

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - Ode for St Cecilia's Day

Recorded St. George's , Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 7/1990

Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Recorded at St.Bartholomew's Church, Oxford, Suffolk October,1990.

Vivaldi: Gloria - Ostro Picta / Bach: Magnificat

St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London; 26-28 November, 1990

Zelenka: The Lamentations of Jeremiah

Recorded on 18–20 April 1990
1989

'Goe Nightly Cares' - Dowland & Byrd: Consort music and songs

Recorded at The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

Bach: Cantatas BWV 106, 118, 198

London, St. John's, Smith Square, 9/1989

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Recorded in January, 1989, at Mindersbroederskerk, Ghent.

Bach: Mass in B Minor

Recorded live at Vredenburg, Utrecht, 3/1989

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Recording: Venice, Basilica di San Marco, 5/1989. London, Tooting, All Saints' Church, 7/1989

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Recorded live in the Basilica di San Marco, Venezia

Mozart: Requiem

Recording 1988/1990 Köln. Saal des Deutschlandfunks & Lohmar-Honrath, Evangelische Kirche

Orff: Carmina Burana

Recorded November, 1989, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Zelenka: Missa dei Filii

9-12/6/1989, Gönningen/Reutlingen, Ev. Kirche
1988

'A Musicall Dreame' - Music by Robert Jones, Tobias Hume and Giles Farnaby

Recorded on 3, 4 November 1988

Armada - Music from the Courts of Philip II and Elizabeth I

CD 1 recorded at Forde Abbey, Somerset, January 1988. CD 2 recorded at Boxgrove Priory, Chichester, June 1986.

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Recorded at The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh (England), 4/1988

Cavalli: Giasone

Recorded Mai 1988 Prise de son: Thomas Gallia, Sonart

Handel: Jephtha

Live recording from the Göttingen Händel Festival, June 13-16, 1988

Handel: Messiah

Recording: London, Abbey Raos Studios, 1/1988

Purcell: Odes

Recorded: London, Henry Wood Hall, 7/1988 (Come Ye sons of Art) & 11/1988

Purcell: Royal and Ceremonial Odes

Recorded in All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom, in May 1988

Schütz: Symphoniae Sacrae III

Recorded Evangelische Kirche Reutlingen/Gonningen 7-13.2. 1988

Wert: Il Settimo Libro de Madrigali

Recorded in Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England, July 1988
1987

Buxtehude: Cantatas

Recording: January and February 1987, Evangelische Kirche St. Osdag, Mandelsloh, Germany

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

Recorded on 01-02/1987, at Evangelische Kirche St. Osdag, Mandelsohn (R.F.A.)

Countertenor duets by Purcell and Blow

Recorded in All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom, 14 & 15 May 1987

Landi: 'La Morte D'Orfeo' Tragicomedia Pastorale

Recorded at "Sint Gilleskerk-Brugge", August 1987

Monteverdi: Vespri di S. Giovanni Battista

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 12/1987

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Salve Regina - In Coelestibus Regnis

Recorded in the Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, on 2–4 December 1987

Schütz: Musikalische Exequien - Motets and Concertos

Recorded in London, Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 4/1987
1986

Bach: St. John Passion

Recorded in London, All Saints' Church, Tooting, 3/1986

Dufay: Missa 'L'homme armé' - Motets

7 - 9/1/1986, Temple Church, London

Handel: 4 Coronation Anthems - Dixit Dominus

Coronation Anthems (Willcocks): King's College, Cambridge, July-August 1963. Dixit Dominus (Cleobury / Chance): King's College, Cambridge, December 1986. Founding Hospital Anthem (Hill): Winchester Cathedral, February 1993. Utrecht Te Deum (Preston): St. Jude's, Hampstead, July 1979.

Handel: Dixit Dominus - Laudate Pueri Dominum

Recorded King's College, Cambridge, December 1986
1985

Bach: Mass in B Minor

Recorded in London, All Saints' Church, Tooting, 2/1985

Handel: Tamerlano

Live recording, 17-18 June 1985, Grosser Sendesaal des WDR Köln

Lassus - Penitential Psalms

Recorded in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge 13-15 & 21-25 July, 1985

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

London, Abbey Road Studios, 12/1985

Purcell: Odes for St Cecilia's Day - Music for Queen Mary

Recording: Abbey Road Studios, London. 11-14 August 1988 (CD1) 3-6 June 1985 (CD2)
1984

Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb - A Wedding Anthem - Festival Te Deum - A Boy Was Born

Recorded in St Alban’s Church, Holborn, London on 31 January, 1 & 3–4 February 1984

Byrd: The Three Masses

Merton College Chapel, Oxford (1984)

Desprez: Missa di dadi / Missa 'Faisant regretz'

Henry Wood Hall, January 1984

Ockeghem: Requiem & Missa 'Mi-mi'

Temple Church, London; 17-19 September 1984

Scarlatti: Stabat Mater / Cavalli: Salve Regina / Gesualdo: Ave, dulcissima Maria / Clément: O Maria, Vernans Rosa

Recorded in Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, February 1984
1983

Howells: Requiem / Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor

Recorded in the Church of St Alban, Holborn, London, on 7, 9, 14 and 15 February 1983

Palestrina: Masses - Missa Nigra Sum

Merton College Chapel, Oxford (1983)
1982

English Madrigals

Recorded in the Great Hall at Deene Park, Northamptonshire, on April 23rd, 24th and 25th, 1982, and in Salle Church, Norfolk, on July 18th, 19th and 20th, 1988

Gibbons: Tudor Church Music

Recorded in 1982

Handel: Coronation Anthems - Dixit Dominus

Russian Orthodox Music

Recorded in Charterhouse Chapel, Surrey, England in 1982
1980

Allegri: Miserere / Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli / Mundy: Vox Patris Caelestis

Merton College Chapel, Oxford (1980)