Alexander Chance graduated in 2015 having read Classics at New College, Oxford, where he was a choral scholar under the direction of Edward Higginbottom for three years, and then of Robert Quinney for one. Many opportunities for solo performances came his way all over the world, most notably in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco where he sang the alto arias in Bach’s St John Passion. He also made a number of recordings with the New College Choir, including a recent CD of John Blow symphony anthems, on which he features heavily as a soloist.
Recent solo appearances include Handel’s Messiah with Richard Cooke at Canterbury Cathedral, Bach’s St John Passion with Mark Deller at St Mary’s Ashford, Christmas Oratorio with Robert Quinney at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, Magnificat with Edward Higginbottom at King’s Place in London, St Matthew Passion with Geraint Bowen at Hereford Cathedral, the role of ‘Micah’ in Handel’s Samson at Stour Music, B Minor Mass with Vox Luminis in Utrecht, and regularly in Oxford with Tom Hammond-Davies and the Oxford Bach Soloists. Upcoming projects include Handel’s ‘Triumph of Time and Truth’ at King’s Place in London in October, and Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ at Stour Music.
He also sings regularly with The Tallis Scholars and the Gesualdo Six.