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Kelvin Chan

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Kelvin Chan, hailing from Chino Hills, CA, is an avid performer of the operatic, concert, and recital repertoire. Recent operatic engagements include the Imperial Commissioner and Yamadori in Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Madama Butterfly and with Houston Grand Opera, where he created the role of Goong-Goong in the HGOCo production of Courtside by Jack Perla.  Mr. Chan has appeared with Cincinnati Opera, where he performed the role of Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, creating the role of Shi-Yinin RedDust, an opera electronica by Mathew Rosenblum.  At CCM, Kelvin performed the roles of Harlekin inAriadne auf NaxosSchaunaurd in La Bohème, and Valmont in Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons.  He performed the role of Remendado in Carmen with 2005 Regional Theatre Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis, MN, and reprised that role with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
On the concert stage, Kelvin has performed as a soloist in Bach’s Cantata 56 and 82 and St. Matthew Passion, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse and Lord Nelson Mass, and Mozart’s Requiem
For five years, he performed with the all-male chamber vocal ensemble, Cantus, and served as that ensemble’s Artistic Co-Director.  With Cantus, he performed concerts and conducted workshops in 46 of the contiguous 48 states.  He recorded five albums with that ensemble and his recording of Charles Villiers Stanford’s Songs of the Sea appears on Cantus’s 2006 album, There Lies the Home.
Kelvin is an avid recitalist, with a particular interest in modern and contemporary American art song.  His program with pianist Jennifer McGuire, entitled American Portraits/Echoes of American Dreams, has been featured on the Music on the Avenue Series at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bellevue, KY and at Johns Island Presbyterian Church in Johns Island, SC.
A graduate of Carleton College, with a B.A. in geology, Kelvin received his M.M. in voice performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is a candidate in CCM’s Doctor of Musical Arts program.






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