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Chris Dudley

Lecturer in Music: Voice & Chamber Singers



M.M., Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Peabody Institute and Conservatory of Music, 2001

B.A, Music, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England


MUS 251/451 Applied Music: Voice

Professional Experience

Chris Dudley currently lives in Falls Church, VA.  His 2008 solo engagements included “Cantata BWV 23” with the Washington Bach Consort, Handel’s “Ode to Queen Anne” HWV 42 with the Handel Choir of Baltimore, and the alto solos within Bach’s “Magnificat” with the Washington National Cathedral. In 2009, he performed solos with the Washington Choral Arts Society, and the Countertenor Solo in the Bernstein “Missa Brevis” with the Georgetown University Concert Choir & Chapel Hill Community Chorus. He sang a Purcell program, and Britten’s “Canticle II” with the Norfolk Chamber Consort. In 2010, Chris was soloist the “Chichester Psalms” with the New Dominion Chorale, as well as cantata solos with the Washington Bach Consort. In June 2010, Mr. Dudley taught and performed in the Helena Music Festival in Montana. In the Fall, he sang “Bach Cantata 106” with the Norfolk Chamber Consort. December, 2010, he sang the Handel “Messiah” alto solos, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, DC. In 2011, he sang solos in “Israel in Egypt” by Handel, with the Brattleboro Concert Choir, in Vermont. In December 2012, he’ll perform the Handel “Messiah” solos with Fort Washington Community Chorus and has upcoming solo engagements with the Washington Bach Consort, and Schütz in May 2013.

Here in the US, where he has been living since 2001, he obtained an MM in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute and Conservatory of Music, of the University of Johns Hopkins.  He sings full-time at the Washington National Cathedral in DC as a Lay Clerk.  He also sings at St. Paul’s K Street in DC, and the Washington Bach Consort.

Chris directs and performs with the Countertop Ensemble on a regular basis.  This is a group he started in 2005.  Originally, it was only for upper voices (two countertenors, two sopranos, hence counter’top’).  It now includes tenors and basses, and they perform around six concerts per year and tour every year.