Today we are thrilled to announce Michael Chance as Patron of the Oxford Bach Soloists!

“I am thrilled to have been asked to be Patron of Oxford Bach Soloists, with the music of J. S. Bach being central to my performing and recording life. The work OBS has been doing has, to my distant eyes, been remarkable, and ever more ambitious and substantial. I admire greatly the way they put everything into a well-informed context, historical, liturgical and more. And the opportunities, at a high level, that they give to young performers in stunning venues is also impressive.”

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Chance, CBE, has agreed to become patron of Oxford Bach Soloists and we are delighted to welcome him aboard.

Michael has established a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the male alto voice in all areas of the classical repertoire, and is in equal demand as an opera, concert and recording artist. He has sung on over 150 recordings, winning a Grammy for Semele on Deutsche Grammophon.

He is a champion of Bach’s music, recording over thirty discs dedicated to the composer including the complete live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. He is a committed supporter of young artists. He is Artistic Director and CEO of The Grange Festival which launched to great critical acclaim in summer 2017 and is preparing for its fourth season. He was awarded the CBE in 2009. For a full biography, please click here.

I am very proud to welcome Michael to the team and look forward to a fruitful collaboration as we enter into our ambitious 2020 season.

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