American soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme’s astonishing range of concert literature includes Strauss’ Four Last Songs(Reading, Baltimore, Syracuse, Harrisburg, and Utah Symphonies; Florida Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic; Grand Teton and Texas Music Festivals); Philip Glass’ Passion of Ramakrishna(Pacific Symphony); Mahler’s Second Symphony(San Diego, Baltimore, Nashville, Cincinnati, Colorado, and Pacific Symphonies; Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra); Haydn’s Die Schöpfung(Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Symphonies); Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang Symphony(San Diego Symphony), Lokumbe’s Dear Mrs. Parks(Detroit Symphony) and Can You Hear God Crying?(Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia); Brahms’ Requiem (San Diego, Baltimore, Colorado Symphonies); Mahler’s Eighth Symphony(Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, American and Montreal Symphonies); Beethoven #9 (Cleveland Orchestra, New Jersey and Houston Symphonies), Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915(Festival Miami, Baltimore Symphony), Tippett’s A Child of Our Time(Dallas and Santa Rosa Symphonies) and Britten’s War Requiem(Lincoln and Santa Rosa Symphonies and Evansville Philharmonic). She remains among the most in-demand sopranos for Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Other forays into operatic literature have included a first-ever Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the National Philharmonic.
Chandler-Eteme first came to international prominence as a favorite of Robert Shaw and has in the years since collaborated with many renowned and respected conductors. Chandler-Eteme’s recordings include an inspirational solo disc (Devotions), and the Dvořák Te Deum with Zdeněk Mácal and the New Jersey Symphony. She holds degrees from Oakwood College and Indiana University and has studied with Virginia Zeani, Margaret Harshaw, Ginger Beazley, and Todd Duncan.