English Arts Chorale

Christopher Foster

Educated at Newcastle University and the Britten-Pears School, Christopher was a winner of the N.F.M.S. Young Concert Artists’ Award and one of the inaugural Samling Scholars. An experienced performer, concert highlights have included the world premiere of Łukaszewski’s ‘Requiem’ (Presteigne Festival), Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ (Royal Festival Hall) and Handel’s ‘Messiah’ (Concert Hall, Forbidden City, Beijing). In recital, he has championed English song, appearing at the English Music Festival on three occasions and featuring his programme ‘A Soldier’s Tale’, portraying the imaginery journey of a twenty year old man who is called to war, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI and the 75th anniversary of WWII. Recently Christopher sang in Mandarin at Cadogan Hall in Nicholas Smith’s ‘Love, Friendship and Longing’. Operatic roles have included Mozart’s Sarastro and Leporello, whilst other parts have included Kawabata, Philip Glass ‘Hotel of Dreams’ (UK premiere); ‘Traveller’, Britten ‘Curlew River’; Peter Maxwell Davies ‘The Lighthouse’; ‘Arkel’, Debussy ‘Impressions de Pélleas’ and appearances in two operas by Edward Lambert at the Tête à Tête Festival.

Christopher studies with Gary Coward and Anna Sims but when not singing, he enjoys photography, fine wine, the cinema and cycling at the gym, though not necessarily in that order.


Christopher is singing the baritone solo role in Fauré's Requiem in St Mary's Reigate on November 30th, 2019