David Christopher, Conductor

David Christopher Head Shot IIDavid Christopher continues as artistic director and conductor of Delaware ChoralArts, a position he has held since the 2005-2006 season.

One of the area’s leading conductors, Mr. Christopher’s repertoire ranges from classical to pops, jazz and gospel works. Recent appearances have included leading the OperaDelaware Chorus and Orchestra, the City of Wilmington’s “All-American Tribute Orchestra”, and “The Best of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts” for the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.

In February of 2007, David made his debut with OperaDelaware conducting Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Gondoliers” to critical acclaim. As Associate Conductor, David also conducted “Die Fledermaus” and played harpsichord for Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Rossini’s Barber of Seville.

As the founder of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus, Mr. Christopher, in collaboration with the City of Wilmington and a team of talented educators, has created a world-class chorus for young singers in the greater Wilmington area that provides music education, vocal training and performance opportunities for children of all cultures and backgrounds.

He is currently Organist and Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, a dynamic multi-cultural parish in downtown Wilmington. As well, David performs with violinist Andrew Irvin in the Irvin/Christopher Duo. A recognized authority on developing children’s voices, he served as a faculty member of the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC specializing in teaching pitch-challenged children as well as the boy’s changing voice.

In addition to having sung on opera and concert stages throughout the country, Mr. Christopher is one of the area’s leading voice teachers, and works with many active professional singers. A native Delawarean, David is a resident of Wilmington and is proud to be part of such an active and excellent arts community and looks forward to its future growth.