born on 7/3/1955 in Penn Bucks, United Kingdom
Michael Chance CBE (born 7 March 1955 in Penn, Buckinghamshire, England) is an English countertenor.
Life and career
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.
He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.
- 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
- London Gazette: , 31 December 2008.
- BBC News New Year Honours list
- Official website
- Bach-Cantatas.com: Michael Chance
- Hyperion Records: Michael Chance
- Michael Chance: Affinities between baroque and rock voices - Opera~Opera article
- Chance sings Bach