B i o g r a p h y
Chris Dudley (countertenor), a native of Great Britain came to the US 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, Chris has been in great demand as a soloist in the Washington area.
He obtained his early musical training as a choirboy in the Queen’s chapel at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Prior to coming to the US, Mr. Dudley was a Choral Scholar in the choir of Norwich Cathedral in England.
Chris has been a soloist with numerous groups including the Washington Bach Consort, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, the Washington National Cathedral, the Washington Choral Arts Society, the Georgetown University Concert Choir, & the Chapel Hill Community Chorus, the Norfolk Chamber Consort, the New Dominion Chorale, the Brattleboro Concert Choir, the Fort Washington Community Chorus, the Deer Creek Chorale and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
2013-2014 solo engagements include the Vivaldi, “Gloria” with the Washington Bach Consort, the Purcell, “Come Ye Sons Of Art” with the New Dominion Chorale, the Orff, “Carmina Burana”, Swan Solo, with the Deer Creek Chorale, & Britten’s, “Abraham & Isaac” with the Norfolk Chamber Consort.
As a teacher, Mr. Dudley has taught and performed in the Helena Music Festival in Montana, and is a Professor & Music Lecturer at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Chris has a thriving private voice studio, currently with 12 students.
Mr. Dudley is the Artistic Director of the Countertop Ensemble, a group of eight singers+, who perform music of all genres. He founded the group in 2005, and audiences in the DC-area often enjoy a wide selection of their music.
When Chris is not singing, he is a Life Member (10 years volunteer service) EMT and emergency-9-1-1 ambulance driver with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, has a full-time teaching studio and is a Realtor along with his Wife, at Long & Foster in VA, MD & DC. For more information, please visit his websites: countertopquartet.org / dudleyalto.com / dudleyvocalstudio.com / dudleyrealtor.com .