Jacob Christopher

Johnston

A native of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Jacob Christopher has delighted audiences with his unique combination of vocal and dramatic skills in performance styles ranging from art song to country western 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 has been a featured soloist at renowned halls around the country and overseas, and has premiered numerous art songs through Singers on New Ground in Chicago and Source Song Festival in Minneapolis. Jacob has also enjoyed singing backup vocals for Ben Folds (with the Minnesota Orchestra) and for The Judds (The Oprah Winfrey Show).

In 2013, Jacob moved to New York and was a founding member of the full-time professional choral ensemble, Manhattan Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Craig Arnold. While in New York, he also appeared in 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 with the New York City Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Richard Bjella.

Jacob is currently an Artistic Director and member of Cantus, an eight-member vocal chamber ensemble based in Minneapolis that performs extensively around the United States and abroad.