Soprano Christina Cichos is an active member of the Metro Vancouver choral community as a singer, conductor, and administrator and is proud to return for another season with the Vancouver Chamber Choir.
As a child growing up in Port Coquitlam, BC, she sang with Coastal Sound Music Academy for several years, and there began her love for choral music. She completed her Voice Performance degree at UBC, where she studied with Heather Thomson-Price, and sang in choirs conducted by Bruce Pullan and Graeme Langager, as well as joining UBC’s Early Music Ensemble, which fostered a new passion for Renaissance and Baroque music.
Upon graduation, she followed her first passion for choral music, and she has been a soprano with the Vancouver Chamber Choir since 2014, first under the direction of Jon Washburn, and then Dr. Kari Turunen. As a soloist, she specializes in sacred Baroque music, including works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. Christina regularly performs with Players and Singers, under the direction of Kevin Zakresky. She is actively involved in the music program at Pacific Spirit United Church, directed by Bryn Nixon, having sung as a section lead in the Sunday choir for many years. In September 2020, Christina joined acclaimed vocal ensemble musica intima, and continues to make music there as well.
When she is not singing, Christina works as the Operations Coordinator for the Vancouver Bach Choir. Previously, she has worked as a Rehearsal Assistant with several of that organisation’s children’s choirs. She has worked as a private voice teacher with Resound School of Music and has also done conducting work for the children’s choirs of the Vancouver Bach Choir, the Vancouver Academy of Music, and the Pneuma Voices out of Pacific Spirit United Church. She continues to work as a freelance musician in Vancouver and is blessed to have collaborated with so many wonderful organisations.