BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHRISTINE WESTHOFF, LYRIC SOPRANO
Music is the Journey
Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Christine Westhoff, Lyric Soprano loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Ever since a young age, Christine Westhoff, Lyric Soprano has found great joy and satisfaction by being involved in the creative music process. Take a look around the site to get to know more about Christine Westhoff.
Classically trained as a lyric operatic soprano, Christine Westhoff is a leading American artist in the area of oratorio and sacred music, bringing the beauty of sacred music all over the world. Christine’s recordings are being heard in literally every continent.
Considered a prodigy by many of her early voice teachers, Christine began her vocal training at the age of 9 and, by the age of 11 was studying and training with various university professors. Since then, Christine has devoted herself to perfecting her art and to breathing new life into the sacred texts of bygone centuries.
The 2011 release of her first recording, Ora Pro Nobis, was, for many, an introduction to the beauty of sacred music and Christine is committed deeply to the introduction and reintroduction of these sacred texts to a world that has all but forgotten many of them.
Christine’s Christmas album, Hark! became an international success. It has sold online the world over and was listed as a top seller in Independent Music sales charts. It is featured as part of the the playlist for the Irish Republic’s Classical Music Station, Lyric FM and now features as part of Pandora Radio.
In 2017 Christine released her patriotic recording, Glory Hallelujah! A celebration of America in well loved songs and hymns. This collection has been streamed online from coast to coast and is continuing to make an impact on the music scene. An online video of Christine singing Shenandoah, which features on the album, has been viewed by over 200,000 people around the world.
In 2019 Christine’s album, Body and Soul explores the world of the operatic aria in a new way, presenting arrangements of well-loved music in a bold, new way.
Christine is in demand as a concert singer and recording artist. She has sung all over the world in some of the most sacred and spectacular venues. She has given concerts in Italy, England, Ireland, France, and Canada.
She has been a featured artist for the Arkansas Symphony and other orchestral ensembles and, in November 2018, performed with the Irish singing trio, The Priests. Her engagements in 2019 included a series of recitals in the United Kingdom. Christine released American Kaleidoscope, October 1st, 2021, a collection of well loved American standards.
On December 9, 2022 Christine released Auld Lang Syne, one of her personal favorites, this beautiful arrangement of Robert Burns poem written in 1788, will surely leave you sentimental as we bid farewell to 2022.
On March 15th, 2023 Christine will release her new single “Were You There”. This is an incredibly moving arrangement of the African-American spiritual that is familiar to so many.
In this new arrangement, Timothy Allen has created an incredibly beautiful space in which the audience is able to meditate and reflect in a most powerful way.
Christine is represented by Peter Doyle and Associates.
"HER GLORIOUSLY ARCHANGELIC VOICE SANG THESE BELOVED MELODIES AS THOUGH THEY WERE WRITTEN JUST FOR HER. SHE DEMONSTRATED OUTSTANDING CONTROL OF THE MUSICAL LINE FROM THE PIANISSIMO TO A POWERFUL FORTE. THE EXPRESSION OF EMOTION IN THE MUSIC NEVER FAILED TO RISE TO MAJESTY."CLASSICAL SONOMA
CHRISTINE WESTHOFF, LYRIC SOPRANO
It’s been said that music is the language of the soul, a concept Christine Westhoff, Lyric Soprano has taken to heart throughout their career as a professional in the music industry. Explore their portfolio to see the work that showcases the highlights of their musical experience and tracks their creative development.