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Chandos Singers

Chandos Singers in ConcertChandos Singers, inaugurated in 2006, is a chamber ensemble of approximately four to six singers per part selected from the larger Handel Choir. The group often performs in smaller concert venues as an emissary of Handel Choir and in repertoire more suitable for a smaller ensemble.

Chandos Singers have performed several works with period instrument orchestras, including two of Handel's Coronation Anthems, My Heart is Inditing and The King Shall Rejoice; Bach Cantata BWV 12, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen; Bach's "Jesu, meine Freude" BWV 227 and a cappella works by Tavener, Messiaen, Duruflé and Randall Thompson. In 2010, Chandos Singers gave a staged performance of Handel's Jephtha in a collaboration with American Opera Theater and the Ignoti Dei Orchestra of period instruments. In 2012, they performed Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Dunphy's Gonzales Cantata in collaboration with Peabody Early Music, Peabody Chamber Opera and American Opera Theatre.

The name is derived from the Duke of Chandos, an important patron of G.F. Handel when he first moved to London from Germany.

View a slideshow (click here) of Chandos' performance of Jephtha in collaboration with American Opera Theater. Use the arrow key to move to the next slide.

Baltimore Office of Promotion & the ArtsBaltimore County Commission on Arts and SciencesHandel Choir of Baltimore is a GuideStar Exchange Member (click here for more info)All programs of the Handel Choir of Baltimore are made possible by support from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.