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Chris Dudley (Counter-tenor)

Born: England

The Englis-born counter-tenor, Chris (Christopher) Dudley, came to the USA in 2001 after attaining a BA in Music from the University of East Anglia. A graduate of the Masters of Music, Performance & Pedagogy Program of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins, he has been in great demand as a chorus and solo singer in the Washington area. He is currently a Lay Clerk in the Washington National Cathedral Choir and St. Paul's K street Evensong Choir.

Chris Dudley has sung in New York with the Ensemble for Early Music, and as a soloist for the weekly Bach cantata that takes place at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. In Washington, DC, he is a regular soloist with the Washington Bach Consort. He has sung with the Choirs of Norwich Cathedral in England, and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle as a choirboy in the Queen’s chapel, and has sung at many Royal occasions under Christopher Robinson. He has featured with these choirs and others for concerts and recordings in England, Europe, Australia and America.

In 2006, Chris Dudley was a finalist in the Philadelphia Bach Competition and the Lead in the Peabody Chamber Opera production of “Acteon.” Recent solo engagements included J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 23 with the Washington Bach Consort, George Frideric Handel’s Ode to Queen Anne HWV 42 with the Handel Choir, and the Alto Solos within J.S. Bach’s Magnificat (BWV 243) with the Washington National Cathedral. When Chris is not singing, he volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, and has a full-time teaching studio. Chris was the former vocal coach/voice teacher for the boy and girl choristers of St. Paul’s K Street Choir in Washington, DC, and within his studio, he has numerous private students. In 2009, he will be performing solos within Purcell’s Come, come ye sons of art, with the Washington Choral Arts Society, and the counter-tenor solos in the Leonard Bernstein's Missa Brevis with the Georgetown University Concert Choir.

“Chris Dudley, showed the makings of a strong counter-tenor with music in the soul.” - Michael Drake, East Anglia Times, England
"Chris Dudley is a countertenor that sings with great expression..." - Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun (2007)


Source: Chris Dudley Website (2008)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

J. Reilly Lewis

Alto

BWV 9 [2nd], BWV 121

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Chris Dudley - countertenor (Official Website)

 

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