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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 include a series of recitals in the United Kingdom and the release of further recordings.
Christine is represented by the Concert Artist Co-operative.
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Below is the track Shenandoah from the album Glory Hallelujah