Christina Cichos

Christina Cichos, soprano

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 had regularly performed with Players and Singers, under the direction of Kevin Zakresky. She was actively involved in the music program at Pacific Spirit United Church for ten years, directed by Bryn Nixon, having sung as a section lead in the Sunday choir. Christina has also sung with acclaimed vocal ensemble musica intima, and recently was part of their JUNO-nominated album, NAGAMO.

When she is not singing, Christina fills the role of Operations Manager for the Vancouver Youth Choir, a renowned choral program she was delighted to join in September of 2022. She previously had worked as the Operations Coordinator and a Rehearsal Assistant for the Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs. She had worked as a private voice teacher with Resound School of Music and had 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.