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Jon Christos

Jon Christos

Jon Christos


Jon's love for music began at an early age when he started to play the violin at the age of 4, then soon after the piano which took him to the renowned Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. During his musical education and the profound effect from losing his father in 1990, a passion for singing developed, so his desire to further that passion continued at The Royal Northern College of Music as a Major Scholarship recipient. Having studied with the finest teachers in Europe and the UK Read more on Last.fm
Jon's love for music began at an early age when he started to play the violin at the age of 4, then soon after the piano which took him to the renowned Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. During his musical education and the profound effect from losing his father in 1990, a passion for singing developed, so his desire to further that passion continued at The Royal Northern College of Music as a Major Scholarship recipient. Having studied with the finest teachers in Europe and the UK, Jon embarked upon a solo career in the field of Opera where he has taken leading operatic roles at home and abroad in many operas which include: Janacek's Jenufa (Steva), Puccini's La Boheme (Rodolfo), Mozart's The Magic Flute (Tamino), Britten's Albert Herring (Albert and Mr Upfold), Donizetti's L'Elisir D'amore (Nemorino) and, at the prestigious Aix-en-Provence music festival, Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Count Almaviva).Very much in demand on the concert platform Jon has performed practically every major Oratorio including Handel's Messiah, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and The Kingdom, Bach's St. John and St.

Mathew Passions, Mozart's and Verdi's Requiems, at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Philharmonic Hall and The Bridgewater Hall. The release of Jon's debut album "Northern Light" in 2006 was accompanied by the showing of a Granada TV documentary 'Chasing The Dream' giving a superb insight not only into Jon Christos the man, but also the album recording process. Also included was footage of Jon's trip and debut in the USA, performing with the world renowned Erich Kunzel and his Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at a special '9/11' commemorative concert. Jon's vocal artistry wowed Kunzel, in particular his performance of Puccini's Nessun Dorma and the impromptu performance of the US National Anthem at the concert, both of which made him a legion of fans in America. Jon has performed on regional and national UK TV and also American and European TV a number of times including; ITV's Christmas Eve concert from Norwich Cathedral, chat show Lunchtime with Des & Mel, Act of Worship for Peace, Easter service, 6 performances on BBC 1's Songs of Praise show, Fox News (New York and Cincinnati) Canal 6, Sky Sports PFA Football Awards, Channel M and BBC Northwest. He was also a vocal coach on BBC's Just The Two Of Us, and has been a judge on the BBC Radio 2's Young Chorister of the Year competition as well as performing live 4 times on BBC Radio 2's illustrious Friday Night is Music Night show.

Highlights of Jon's appearances over the last couple of years include: Summer Prom concerts at Hyde Park and Heaton Park in Manchester, the Northern Prom in Durham, Manchester Five Stars Scanner Appeal Concert - A St Georges Day Extravaganza with the Royal Marines Band Service at The Bridgewater Hall, Brighton Dome Christmas Concerts, several performances of the "Sport Symphony" with Carl Davis in Pamplona, Spain, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow, Edinburgh and again with the Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Jon has also performed with Carl and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool and at Leeds Castle in Kent, and with the CBSO in Birmingham, and also performances at Vila Castagnoli in Tuscany, Italy, and for Football Reaching Out For Africa at The Royal Albert Hall in London, the launch of the new Cunard cruise liner The Queen Victoria at Southampton in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and a host of celebrities as one-third of the new Three Tenors, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Welsh Guards Band in Liverpool Cathedral to commemorate the final visit of RMS Q.E.II, and the televised opening ceremony of the FINA World Swimming Championships at the Manchester Evening News Arena. Jon has performed at a number of high profile sporting events including; The Powergen Rugby Cup Final at Twickenham, The Heineken Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, The Professional Football Association Centenary Match at the City of Manchester Stadium and at the following gala Centenary dinner at Manchester's G-Mex centre, Bolton's Reebok Stadium, Salford Rugby League's The Willows, several half-time concerts at The City of Manchester Stadium, and he was the first artist to perform at the New Wembley Stadium for an England Under 16 International and also performed at Wembley for the Championship, F.A. Trophy and League One play-off finals. In January 2007 Jon started his own radio show, Sacred Thoughts, on Premier Christian Radio, and in July 2008 started his new 2 hour live show called "Why We Love" on BBC Radio Lancashire, looking into what from a musician and producers point of view made songs from over the decades so successful and popular.

Jon is also a proud good will Ambassador for the U.N. and Patron of EDN (Eating Disorder Network) His much anticipated second album "Artist" is due for release in 2009. Editorial note: Jon Christos never "embarked on a solo career" in the opera since he only performed as a student in school productions, never in a professional environment. This sentence should be corrected to reflect his true background. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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