Christopher Hossfeld has led choral and instrumental ensembles with precise technique and commanding knowledge of music. He has conducted concerts in the United States and Canada, and prepared choirs for conductors Trevor Pinnock and Michael Zaugg. Hossfeld was guest conductor of the Cantata Singers’ 2009 concert “For the Fallen”. He is Director of Music and Ritual at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Music at First Parish, Old Ship Church in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Hossfeld earned a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor’s in Music Composition from Harvard University, where he was a recipient of the Louis Sudler Award, given to a graduating student for excellence in the arts.
Hossfeld is also an accomplished composer. His compositions have been performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D. C.), Yale and Harvard Universities, Jordan Hall (Boston, Massachusetts), the Toronto Music Garden, and concerts in Montreal and Ottawa. In 1998, he was the only composer of twenty Presidential Scholars in the Arts.