Jacob Christopher

Johnston

Born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Jacob Christopher, tenor, has delighted audiences with his unique combination of vocal and dramatic skills in performances ranging from art song to opera.

Jacob began his professional career in Chicago where he sang with Music of the Baroque, Wicker Park Choral Singers, and as a chorister with the Lyric Opera of Chicago from 2010-2012. He premiered numerous art songs through Singers on New Ground, performed at Chicago’s iconic Green Mill Jazz Lounge, and has sung backup vocals for Ben Folds (with the Minnesota Orchestra) and for The Judds (The Oprah Winfrey Show).

Jacob was a founding member of the New York City-based Manhattan Chorale under the direction of Dr. Craig Arnold. Other New York City appearances include Ragtime at Lincoln Center; Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (NYC workshop, Paper Mill Playhouse, Studio Cast Recording); the award-winning production of The Christians (Off-Broadway debut); and, in 2016, made his Carnegie Hall debut accompanied by the New York City Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Richard Bjella.

Jacob is currently a member of Cantus, an eight-member men's vocal chamber ensemble based in Minneapolis.