Michael Chance

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Michael Chance
The Bangkok Opera's 2006 production of Ayodhya with Michael Chance as Ganesha.
Background information
Born (1955-03-07) March 7, 1955 (age 60)

Michael Chance CBE (born 7 March 1955) is an English countertenor.

Life and career[edit]

Chance was born in Penn, Buckinghamshire, into a musical family. After growing up as a chorister at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, attending the St George's School, he went on to Eton and later King's College, Cambridge.[1]

He took part in the project of Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[2][3]


  1. ^ ‘CHANCE, Michael Edward Ferguson’ in Who's Who 2012 (London: A. & C. Black, 2012); online edition (subscription site) by Oxford University Press, December 2011, accessed 22 April 2012
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 7. 31 December 2008.
  3. ^ BBC News New Year Honours list

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