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Fritzsche, Christopher

He is a counter-tenor and teacher who studied music at Sonoma State University, graduating in 1989.

In 1992 he became a member of the ensemble Chanticleer and over the eleven years he was with them he toured regularly on a national and international level, making more than 1,000 appearances, as a soloist and group member, and made many recordings.

Orchestras and ensembles that he has appeared with during the course of his career include the Atlanta Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic , St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble.  He has been the Music Director for the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, California and also performed as a member of the vocal group Clerestory.

Appearing on at least a dozen recordings with Chanticleer he features on the Grammy Award winning Colors of Love and Lamentations & Praises as well as Cristobal de Morales: Missa Mille Regrettz & Motets, How Sweet the Sound, Lost in the Stars, Our American Journey and Sing We Christmas to name just a few.

In the field of musical education has been on the faculty of Sonoma State University, California, as a voice lecturer and an Education Co-Ordinator for Sonoma County Choral Society.  He has also been He also given private tuition and takes part in masterclasses.

Chanticleer recordings
Arirang (c15th Century Korean)
Teldec 16676 (CD: Wondrous Love: A World Folk Song Collection)
ArrangerChen Yi

Here is Chanticleer performing “It’s De Lovely/All Through the Night” ….