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Chinese Music Recital

4/10/2017

On April 8, 2017 Christopher performed with soprano Yi-Lan Niu in a recital featuring masterworks of the Chinese and Chinese-inspired repertoire. The performance featured pianist Ellyses Kuan and took place in Birder Hall on the St. Norbert College campus. The program included works by Britten, Puccini, Adams, Mahler, Lin, Hwang, and Rodgers, as well as traditional Chinese music. Please visit the photos section to view.

Beloit College Faculty Recital 2017

3/30/2017

On March 25, 2017 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance featured soprano Yi-Lan Niu and took place in the Wright Museum of Art on the Beloit College campus. The program included works by Sor, Giuliani, Britten, Skiera, and Valencia.

First Friday Concert Series 2016

11/5/2016

On November 4, 2016 Christopher returned to the First Friday Concert Series at the Neenah Public Library in Neenah, WI. The program, entitled Music of the 19th century, included works by Sor, Legnani, Carcassi, Mertz, and Arcas. Please visit the photos section to view.

George Eastman Museum

4/30/2016

On April 24, 2016 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at the historic George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. The program included works by Dowland, Giuliani, Mertz, Valencia, and Villa-Lobos, as well as traditional Chinese music. Please visit the photos section to view.

Music of the 19th century: Sor, Giuliani, Paganini, Legnani, Arcas
Beloit College Faculty Recital 2016

4/5/2016

On April 2, 2016 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance featured soprano Yi-Lan Niu and took place in the Wright Museum of Art on the Beloit College campus. The program, entitled Music of the 19th century, included works by Sor, Giuliani, Paganini, Legnani, and Arcas.

Turtle Tunes Music Outreach Program

10/25/2015

On October 22, 2015 Christopher returned as a guest instructor for the Turtle Tunes Music Outreach Program at Beloit College. Building on his previous presentation, Christopher continued to share ideas with Beloit College student teachers concerning guitar instruction for elementary school age children.

Edgewood College: Fall Choral Concert

10/20/2015

On October 18, 2015 Christopher appeared with the Edgewood Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Sergei Pavlov. The performance took place in St. Joseph Chapel on the Edgewood College campus. Christopher was featured on the piece "Leña Verde" by Luis Alberto Valencia. Please visit the photos section to view.

Beloit College Music Department Faculty Gala 2015

10/5/2015

On October 1, 2015 Christopher performed in the Beloit College Music Department Faculty Gala. The concert took place in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus and featured performances by members of the music department faculty.

Turtle Tunes Music Outreach Program

9/20/2015

On September 17, 2015 Christopher was invited as a guest instructor for the Turtle Tunes Music Outreach Program at Beloit College. The program prepares Beloit College students, and provides them with the opportunity, to teach music lessons to local elementary school children.

Turtle Tunes Music Outreach Program is committed to making extra-curricular music lessons inclusive, accessible and affordable to local 2nd-3rd graders while creating a community engagement project for Beloit College students to develop skills and make meaningful connections. This creative outlet provides all students a safe space to build self-esteem, practice responsibility and develop a love for music.

New audio added: Joseph Küffner - Sonatine Op.80 No.24

7/15/2015

Christopher performs Joseph Küffner's Sonatine Op.80 No.24. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Joseph Küffner - Sonatine Op.80 No.19

6/15/2015

Christopher performs Joseph Küffner's Sonatine Op.80 No.19. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

World Premiere: Blake Henson's Intersection

5/20/2015

On May 18, 2015 Christopher was featured in the world premiere performance of Intersection by composer Blake Henson. Scored for chamber choir, solo soprano, brass quintet, and classical guitar, the work was commissioned for the opening of the Gehl-Mulva Science Center on the St. Norbert College campus in De Pere, WI. Please visit the photos section to view.

Music of the 19th century: Sor, Giuliani, Carcassi, Mertz
Beloit College Faculty Recital 2015

4/15/2015

On April 11, 2015 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance took place in the Wright Museum of Art on the Beloit College campus. The program, entitled Music of the 19th century, included works by Sor, Giuliani, Carcassi, and Mertz.

New audio added: Joseph Küffner - Sonatine Op.80 No.10

3/15/2015

Christopher performs Joseph Küffner's Sonatine Op.80 No.10. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Joseph Küffner - Sonatine Op.80 No.4

2/15/2015

Christopher performs Joseph Küffner's Sonatine Op.80 No.4. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Ferdinando Carulli - Prelude Op.114 No.4

1/15/2015

Christopher performs Ferdinando Carulli's Prelude Op.114 No.4. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Christmas at the St. Norbert Abbey

12/30/2014

On December 24 & 25, 2014 Christopher appeared with the St. Norbert Abbey Choir under the direction of Rev. Michael Frisch, O. Praem. and Dr. Sarah Parks and in duo with soprano Dr. Yi-Lan Niu. The performances took place at the St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, WI. Christopher was featured on the pieces "Child of the Poor/What Child Is This" by Scott Soper and the traditional "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly".

New audio added: Ferdinando Carulli - Prelude Op.114 No.3

12/15/2014

Christopher performs Ferdinando Carulli's Prelude Op.114 No.3. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Ferdinando Carulli - Prelude Op.114 No.2

11/15/2014

Christopher performs Ferdinando Carulli's Prelude Op.114 No.2. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Silver Lake College - Franciscan Music Center

10/15/2014

On October 11, 2014 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI. The program included works by Dowland, Sor, Mertz, Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Rodrigo, and Albéniz, as well as traditional Chinese music. The performance was presented by the Holy Family Conservatory of Music and took place in the Franciscan Music Center on the Silver Lake College campus. Please visit the photos section to view.

Singapore 2014: Suzuki Guitar Singapore

7/15/2014

On July 6, 2014 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at Suzuki Guitar Singapore. The program included works by Dowland, Sor, Rodrigo, Albéniz, Villa-Lobos, and Viardot, as well as traditional Chinese music. The performance took place at The Little Arts Academy in Singapore. Please visit the photos section to view.

Taiwan 2014: Dharma Drum University

7/10/2014

On June 29, 2014 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at Dharma Drum University in Taipei, Taiwan. The performance featured soprano Yaping Chou and took place at the Degui Academy. The program included works by Sor, Albéniz, and Viardot, as well as traditional Chinese music. Please visit the photos section to view.

Taiwan 2014: Spacial & Timing Arts

7/5/2014

On June 28, 2014 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at Spacial & Timing Arts in Taipei, Taiwan. The program included works by Dowland, Händel, Sor, Paganini, Brouwer, Albéniz, and Viardot, as well as traditional Chinese music. Please visit the photos section to view.

Taiwan 2014: National Concert Hall

6/30/2014

On June 22, 2014 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. The performance featured soprano Yaping Chou and took place in the Recital Hall. The program included works by Dowland, Händel, Sor, Hui, Nohai-Seaman, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, and Viardot, as well as traditional Chinese music. Please visit the photos section to view.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.17

5/15/2014

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.17. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.11

4/15/2014

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.11. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

World Premiere: Alexander Nohai-Seaman's Songs of Mourning
Beloit College Faculty Recital 2014

3/30/2014

On March 29, 2014 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance featured soprano Yi-Lan Niu and took place in the Wright Museum of Art on the Beloit College campus. The program featured the world premiere performance of Songs of Mourning for voice and guitar by composer Alexander Nohai-Seaman along with works by Dowland, Sor, Paganini, Viardot, Albéniz, and traditional Chinese music.

Treble Clef Music Club

3/25/2014

On March 20, 2014 Christopher performed as part of the musicale series for the Treble Clef Music Club. The performance took place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Beloit, WI. The program included works by Sor, Paganini, and Albéniz. Please visit the photos section to view.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.19

12/22/2013

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.19. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.14

11/15/2013

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.14. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

First Friday Concert Series 2013

10/5/2013

On October 4, 2013 Christopher presented a concert as part of the First Friday Concert Series at the Neenah Public Library in Neenah, WI. The program included works by Sor, Johnson, Dowland, Mertz, Brouwer, and Albéniz. Please visit the photos section to view.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.13

9/25/2013

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.13. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Candlelight Concert Series

8/20/2013

On August 15, 2013 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert as part of the Candlelight Concert Series at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library in Québec, Canada. The program included works by Dowland, Händel, Mertz, Sor, Rodrigo, Albéniz, and Villa-Lobos, as well as traditional Chinese music. Please visit the photos section to view.

New video added: Johannes Brahms - "Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen", WoO 33 Nr.2

7/15/2013

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu perform "Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen", WoO 33 Nr.2 by Johannes Brahms. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.4

6/15/2013

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.4. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New video added: Johannes Brahms - "Schwesterlein", WoO 33 Nr.15

5/15/2013

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu perform "Schwesterlein", WoO 33 Nr.15 by Johannes Brahms. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.3

4/15/2013

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.3. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Beloit College Faculty Recital 2013

3/30/2013

On March 23, 2013 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance featured soprano Yi-Lan Niu and took place in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus. The program included works by Sor, Anonymous, Johnson, Dowland, Händel, and Brouwer.

This is the Harpsichord, part 2

3/25/2013

On March 15, 2013 Christopher performed with keyboardist Max Yount in a recital featuring masterworks of the harpsichord repertoire. The performance took place in the Hendricks Center for the Arts on the Beloit College campus. The program, entitled This is the Harpsichord, part 2, included works by Bach, Händel, Marchand, and Boccherini. Please visit the photos section to view.

Treble Clef Music Club

3/20/2013

On March 14, 2013 Christopher performed with keyboardist Max Yount in a recital for the Treble Clef Music Club. The performance took place at The River of Life United Methodist Church in Beloit, WI. The program included works by Bach, Händel, Boccherini, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky. Please visit the photos section to view.

New video added: Johannes Brahms - "Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund", WoO 33 Nr.25

2/15/2013

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu perform "Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund", WoO 33 Nr.25 by Johannes Brahms. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.2

1/15/2013

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.2. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Christmas at the St. Norbert Abbey

12/30/2012

On December 24 & 25, 2012 Christopher appeared with the St. Norbert Abbey Choir under the direction of Rev. Michael Frisch, O. Praem. and Dr. Sarah Parks. The performances took place at the St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, WI. Christopher was featured on the pieces "The Virgin Is With Child" by Randall DeBruyn and "Child of the Poor/What Child Is This" by Scott Soper.

Beth Israel Center

12/5/2012

On December 3, 2012 Christopher presented a concert at the Beth Israel Center in Madison, WI. The program included works by Sor, Milán, Mertz, Brouwer, and Albéniz. Please visit the photos section to view.

New video added: Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 - I. Aria (Cantilena)

11/15/2012

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu perform Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 - I. Aria (Cantilena) by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

Early Music Recital

10/25/2012

On October 21, 2012 Christopher performed with soprano Yi-Lan Niu in a recital featuring masterworks of the early music repertoire. The performance took place in Old St. Joseph Church on the St. Norbert College campus. The program included works by Rossi, Händel, Rosenmüller, Monteverdi, and Scarlatti. Please visit the photos section to view.

St. Norbert Abbey

9/20/2012

On September 15, 2012 Christopher presented a concert at the St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, WI. The performance featured soprano Yi-Lan Niu and took place in the St. Norbert Abbey Church. The program included works by Sor, Milán, Händel, Mertz, Brouwer, and Albéniz. Please visit the photos section to view.

New video added: Joaquín Rodrigo - "Coplas del Pastor enamorado"

8/15/2012

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu perform "Coplas del Pastor enamorado" by Joaquín Rodrigo. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

New audio added: Ferdinando Carulli - Prelude Op.114 No.1

7/15/2012

Christopher performs Ferdinando Carulli's Prelude Op.114 No.1. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Gaspar Sanz - Dance de las Hachas

6/1/2012

Christopher performs Dance de las Hachas from Gaspar Sanz's Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española of 1674. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Morningside College

5/1/2012

On April 22, 2012 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. The program included works by Schütz, Mertz, Nohai-Seaman, Hui, Rodrigo, Brouwer, and Villa-Lobos. The performance took place at Grace United Methodist Church on the Morningside College campus. Please visit the photos section to view.

National Music Museum - The University of South Dakota

4/25/2012

On April 20, 2012 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at the National Music Museum on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion, SD. The program included works by Schütz, Mertz, Nohai-Seaman, Hui, Rodrigo, Brouwer, and Villa-Lobos. Please visit the photos section to view.

Beloit College Faculty Recital 2012

4/1/2012

On March 31, 2012 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance took place in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus. The program included works by Sor, Milán, Legnani, Mertz, Torroba, Rodrigo, and Albéniz.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.60 No.1

3/20/2012

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.60 No.1. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Gaspar Sanz - Mariona

2/20/2012

Christopher performs Mariona from Gaspar Sanz's Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española of 1674. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New audio added: Gaspar Sanz - Villano

1/25/2012

Christopher performs Villano from Gaspar Sanz's Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española of 1674. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Brass, Organ & Choir Christmas Spectacular

12/10/2011

On December 3, 2011 Christopher appeared with the St. Norbert College Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Sarah Parks. The performance, entitled Brass, Organ & Choir Christmas Spectacular, took place at the St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, WI. Christopher was featured on the piece "¡Oh, mi Belén!" from Conrad Susa's Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest. Please visit the photos section to view.

Festival of Christmas: A Night of Wonder

12/5/2011

On December 2, 2011 Christopher appeared with the St. Norbert College Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Sarah Parks. The performance, entitled Festival of Christmas: A Night of Wonder, took place in the Walter Theatre on the St. Norbert College campus. Christopher was featured on the pieces "¡Oh, mi Belén!" and "El Rorro" from Conrad Susa's Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest. Please visit the photos section to view.

New audio added: Gaspar Sanz - Pavana

11/15/2011

Christopher performs Pavana from Gaspar Sanz's Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española of 1674. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Musica del Cielo: Sacred Music of Spain and the New World

10/15/2011

On October 11, 2011 Christopher appeared with the St. Norbert College Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Sarah Parks, the St. Norbert College Men's Chorus under the direction of Dr. Michael Rosewall, and in duo with soprano Dr. Yi-Lan Niu. The performance took place in Old St. Joseph Church on the St. Norbert College campus. The program, entitled Musica del Cielo: Sacred Music of Spain and the New World, included works by Cabezón, Casals, Flecha, Granados, Morales, Piazzola, Ratcliff, Susa, and Villa-Lobos among others. Please visit the photos section to view.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.35 No.13

9/15/2011

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.35 No.13. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Taiwan 2011: Spacial & Timing Arts

7/1/2011

On June 18, 2011 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at Spacial & Timing Arts in Taipei, Taiwan. The program included works by Schütz, Mertz, Nohai-Seaman, Hui, Rodrigo, Cardoso, Morel, and Villa-Lobos. Please visit the photos section to view.

Taiwan 2011: Long-Sing Primary School

6/15/2011

On June 8, 2011 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at Long-Sing Primary School in Longtan, Taiwan. The program included works by Schütz, Mertz, Nohai-Seaman, Rodrigo, Cardoso, Morel, and Villa-Lobos. The performance took place in the Deng-Yusian Music Center on the Long-Sing Primary School campus. Please visit the photos section to view.

Beginning Classical Guitar

6/1/2011

Christopher will be teaching a six week course that introduces guitarists to the repertoire and techniques of the classical guitar. The course will run from July 5th through August 9th on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Please visit the UW-Madison Continuing Studies for more information.

Noble and Greenough School

5/20/2011

On May 12, 2011 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented a concert at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. The program included works by Schütz, Mertz, Nohai-Seaman, Hui, Rodrigo, Cardoso, Morel, and Villa-Lobos. The performance took place in the Foster Gallery on the Noble and Greenough School campus. Please visit the photos section to view.

World Premiere: Alexander Nohai-Seaman's A Star

5/15/2011

On May 11, 2011 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu presented the world premiere performance of A Star for voice and guitar by composer Alexander Nohai-Seaman. The performance took place at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, NY as part of the SCCC Performing Arts Series. Please visit the photos section to view.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.31 No.1

5/1/2011

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.31 No.1. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Beloit College Faculty Recital 2011

4/15/2011

On April 10, 2011 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance featured soprano Yi-Lan Niu and took place in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus. The program included works by Milán, Dowland, Schütz, Mertz, Brouwer, Cardoso, and Morel.

Image & Sound: A Reproduction

2/15/2011

On February 12, 2011 Christopher performed with soprano Yi-Lan Niu in a concert featuring the images of visual artist Brian Pirman. The performance took place in the Walter Theatre on the St. Norbert College campus. The program, entitled Image & Sound: A Reproduction, included works by Barber, Berlioz, and Schütz. Please visit the photos section to view.

Image & Sound: A Reproduction
Walter Theatre, St. Norbert College, Saturday, February 12, 2011 2:00pm

"When music and images combine, they add meaning to each other. They unite with each other to create a single vision. In this performance we join songs and images together, building a liaison between vision and voice, probing into the imagery of the songs, and ultimately providing a deeper understanding of the music."

New video added: Manuel de Falla - "Polo" from Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

1/15/2011

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan (Elaine) Niu perform "Polo" from Manuel de Falla's Siete Canciones Populares Españolas. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

Wishes & Dreams: Conrad Susa's Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest

12/15/2010

On December 5, 2010 Christopher appeared with the Beloit College Masterworks Chorus under the direction of Susan Rice in a performance of Conrad Susa's Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest. The performance took place in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus. The program, entitled Wishes & Dreams, also included works by Britten, Gjeilo, Mendelssohn, Paranjoti, and Rutter among others. Please visit the photos section to view.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.35 No.2

12/1/2010

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.35 No.2. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New video added: Manuel de Falla - "Seguidilla murciana" from Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

11/1/2010

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan (Elaine) Niu perform "Seguidilla murciana" from Manuel de Falla's Siete Canciones Populares Españolas. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

New audio added: Fernando Sor - Op.35 No.1

10/18/2010

Christopher performs Fernando Sor's Op.35 No.1. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Fretboard Harmony for Guitar

9/1/2010

Christopher will be teaching a six week course that introduces guitarists to foundational music theory concepts through the analysis of standard guitar repertoire. The course will run from October 4th through November 8th on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Please visit the UW-Madison Continuing Studies for more information.

New video added: John Dowland - "My thoughts are wing'd with hopes"

8/1/2010

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan (Elaine) Niu perform "My thoughts are wing'd with hopes" from John Dowland's The First Book of Songes or Ayres of 1597. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

New audio added: Joaquín Rodrigo - "Adela" from Tres Canciones Españolas

7/1/2010

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan (Elaine) Niu perform "Adela" from Joaquín Rodrigo's
Tres Canciones Españolas. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

New video added: Mauro Giuliani - Grand Overture, Op.61

6/1/2010

Christopher performs Mauro Giuliani's Grand Overture, Op.61. Please visit the media section for additional video content.

St. Martin Heritage Park

5/15/2010

On May 8, 2010 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu performed a benefit concert for St. Martin Heritage Park. The program included works by Dowland, Hui, Giuliani, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Rodrigo, and Falla. The concert took place in St. Martin Heritage Chapel on the park grounds in Charlestown, WI. Please visit the photos section to view.

Beloit College Music Department Faculty Gala 2010

4/1/2010

On March 23, 2010 Christopher performed in the Beloit College Music Department Faculty Gala. The concert took place in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus and featured performances by members of the music department faculty.

Wisconsin Public Radio - Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen

3/25/2010

On March 21, 2010 Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu performed on Wisconsin Public Radio's Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen concert series. The program included works by Dowland, Hui, Giuliani, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Rodrigo, and Falla. The performance took place at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI and was broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio. Please visit the photos section to view.

Beloit College Faculty Recital 2010

3/15/2010

On March 13, 2010 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance featured soprano Yi-Lan Niu and took place in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus. The program included works by Dowland, Hui, Giuliani, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Rodrigo, and Falla.

Guitar Literature: Music of the Romantics

1/1/2010

Christopher will be teaching a six week course focusing on the guitar music of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The course will run from February 1st through March 8th on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Please visit the UW-Madison Continuing Studies for more information.

New audio added: Anonymous (16th century) - Kemp's Jig

12/1/2009

Christopher performs the 16th century Kemp's Jig. Please visit the media section for additional audio content.

Splendors of Spain: Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez

11/1/2009

On October 17, 2009 Christopher appeared as soloist with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Wayne Wildman in a performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. The performance took place in Manitowoc's historic Capitol Civic Center. The program, entitled Splendors of Spain, also included works by Glinka, Falla, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Please visit the photos section to view.

Turning Old Pages, Singing New Notes

10/1/2009

On September 26, 2009 Christopher performed with soprano Yi-Lan Niu in a concert featuring the world premieres of new works by composers Chiwei (Jerry) Hui and Alexander Nohai-Seaman. The performance, entitled Turning Old Pages, Singing New Notes, took place at the St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, WI. Christopher was featured on Hui's Yuan Songs for voice and guitar and Nohai-Seaman's Mirage for soprano, flute, guitar, percussion, and piano. Please visit the photos section to view.

Turning Old Pages, Singing New Notes
St. Norbert Abbey Church, Saturday, September 26, 2009 1:00pm
www.norbertines.org

"A collaborative exhibition of new artwork and contemporary music by St. Norbert College faculty members, Fr. James P. Neilson, O. Praem. and soprano Yi-Lan Niu.

Inspired by the sacred environment of St. Norbert Abbey, the artistic legacy of the religious imagination, and images drawn from ancient Chinese poetry, this shared sculptural exhibition and musical concert will celebrate the “art and artistry of meditation” and feature the world premiere of new music composed by Dr. Alexander Nohai-Seaman and Mr. Jerry Hui.

Turning Old Pages, Singing New Notes seeks to combine and present both Western and Eastern aesthetics, the visual and the aural, the permanent and the ethereal, and the rhythms and movements of natural and religious rituals. A song cycle inspired by the life and words of Trappist monk, poet and social activist, Fr. Thomas Merton (1915-1968), will be featured."

Guitar Literature: The Music of Spain

9/1/2009

Christopher will be teaching a six week course focusing on the guitar music of Spain during the 20th century. The course will run from October 19th through November 23rd on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Please visit the UW-Madison Continuing Studies for more information.

New audio added: Fabritio Caroso - Gratia d'Amore & Alba Novella

6/1/2009

Christopher performs the music of 16th century Italian lutenist Fabritio Caroso. Please visit the media section to listen.

Beloit College Faculty Recital 2009

4/1/2009

On March 28, 2009 Christopher presented his annual faculty recital at Beloit College. The performance featured soprano Yi-Lan Niu and took place in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus. The program included works by Arcas, Brahms, Rodrigo, Llobet, Nohai-Seaman, and Villa-Lobos.

New audio added: Johannes Brahms - WoO 33, Nos. 2 & 15

3/1/2009

Christopher and soprano Yi-Lan Niu perform the music of Johannes Brahms. Please visit the media section to listen.

German Masterworks Recital

2/1/2009

On January 30, 2009 Christopher performed with soprano Yi-Lan Niu in a recital featuring masterworks of the German repertoire. The performance featured baritone Michael Rosewall and took place in the Walter Theatre on the St. Norbert College campus. The program included works by Bach, Brahms, Mahler, and Lehár. Please visit the photos section to view.

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