Music Administrative Assistant
Soprano Christine Johnson is known for her expressive, intelligent performances of early music and art song. Before moving to Portland from Chattanooga in 2015, she performed with the Tennessee Chamber Chorus, the Chattanooga Bach Choir, and the Cordelion early music ensemble. A long-time resident of St. Louis, Christine performed extensively in the region, including with the early music groups Collegium Vocale and the Kingsbury Ensemble. She has appeared as a regular performer at the Tavern of Fine Arts in St. Louis, a singing cartoon character in St. Louis Fringe, Liza Elliott in Lady in the Dark, and Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!. Her career has taken her to solo & choral performances in England, Germany, and France; singing bawdy songs with the Limeybirds; long-form improv with Project Improv St. Louis; and performing Baroque opera, klezmer, and Argentine tango.
Christine serves as a staff soprano for both the Trinity Cathedral Choir and and Trinity Chamber Singers. She has appeared on Portland Classical's Thursdays at Three, in concert performing early music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and at the Astoria Music Festival with the Ensemble of Oregon. She has recorded with the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, Les Gruff and the Billy Goat, and Oregon Catholic Press.
Christine holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Washington University in St. Louis and is a studio artist with Nancy Olson Chatalas. In March 2019 she won first place in the Adult Womens' Division of the NATS PNW Regional competition. Christine also teaches the Alexander Technique at Montavilla Guitar Studio.