Christopher Stephens - Bass-Baritone
Christopher Stephens, bass-baritone, is a native San Diegan and graduate of the University of San Diego, which he attended on a full-tuition singing scholarship for the USD Choral Scholars. Equally at home on concert, opera or musical theater stages, he is delighted to be participating in All is Calm with so many wonderful singers.
Mr. Stephens has been a featured soloist in many orchestral works including Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium, Johannes-Passion (Jesus), Magnificat, and Mass in B minor, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (Noye), Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Dubois’ Seven Last Words, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Messiah, and Dettingen Te Deum, Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Elijah), Stainer’s Crucifixion, and Vivaldi’s Gloria.
He has done principal and bit roles in several musicals and operas around San Diego with the San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera San Diego, and Starlight Theater. In 2014, he was honored with lifetime membership in the American Guild of Musical Artists union for his work in forming and chairing the White Knight Committee, which led the grassroots movement to save the San Diego Opera.
Currently, he has sung in over 50 productions with the San Diego Opera and has been the bass-baritone soloist at First United Methodist Church of San Diego since 2003.
During the day, he masquerades as an Assistant Principal in the Cajon Valley School District.