International composer and conductor Christopher Hossfeld has an inventive compositional style and creates music for many settings, from concert works to music for liturgy or film. An established conductor, he has led both choral and instrumental ensembles with his precise conducting style and commanding knowledge of music. His music has been performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C., Yale and Harvard Universities, and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is director of music and ritual at Harvard Divinity School and director of music at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, Massachusetts.
For mezzo-soprano, choir, and historic wind quintet (2 cornets, 2 sackbuts, dulcian) on a poem by Robert Service. First performance: 2 November 2014 with Meagan Zantingh, mezzo-soprano, La Rose des Vents, and the Cantata Singers of... READ MORE
For solo cello, 10 minutes. Comissioned by Harbourfront Centre for the Toronto Music Garden, September 2013. First performance by Kate Haynes in the Toronto Music Garden. Written in response to the solo cello suite... READ MORE
For choir and organ, latin text, 15 minutes. Commissioned by the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Montreal in celebration of their 150th year. The first performance was on 20 November 2011. Kyrie Sanctus Agnus... READ MORE
SATB chorus, latin text, 6 minutes. Commissioned by the Cantata Singers of Ottawa. First performance: The Cantata Singers of Ottawa, Michael Zaugg, conductor, Stabat Mater Concert, 31 March 2010, Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. Press As a bonus there... READ MORE
String orchestra (5, 4, 4, 3, 2), commissioned by A Far Cry, Boston’s self-conducted chamber orchestra, 20 minutes. First performance: 30 October 2009 at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. Press Christopher Hossfeld’s odd... READ MORE
Song cycle for soprano and piano, on poems by Barbara Sherrington. Commissioned by Claude Vielleux for Kristal Calvert, in honor of their tenth wedding anniversary. 9 minutes. Score Download a pdf of the score... READ MORE