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Christina English

Executive Director

Christina English

Christina English joined Sheffield Chamber Players as Administrative Coordinator in the 2019-20 season. With over 10 years of experience in arts and higher education administration, Christina is thrilled to help Sheffield create meaningful chamber music experiences for audiences in the greater Boston area. She has honed her administrative skills through a diverse array of work with New England Conservatory, Boston Opera Collaborative, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lorelei Ensemble, as well as managing her own career as a soloist and ensemble singer. As both an arts administrator and a performer, Christina believes that music is a powerful catalyst for community and connection.

A mezzo-soprano noted for her “rich and mellifluous” voice (Opera News) and "striking" presence (The Arts Fuse), Christina brings musical sensitivity and dramatic commitment to a versatile array of concert, opera, and musical theater stages. Recent solo appearances include Handel’s Messiah with Arcadia Players, where she returns in the 2022-23 season, and the premieres of 4 new works on a single text—Yeats’ The Second Coming—for string quartet and voice with Sheffield Chamber Players and WordSong. She is a long-time member of the Boston Baroque chorus and a founding core member of Lorelei Ensemble. Highlights with Lorelei include Julia Wolfe’s Her Story with the Boston, Chicago, Nashville, and San Francisco Symphonies; the premiere of choreographer Nanine Linning’s La Mer with Boston Ballet; collaborations with GRAMMY-nominated ensembles Cantus and A Far Cry; and appearances at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Favorite opera and musical theater roles include the Pilot in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince; the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha; Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest with Odyssey Opera; and the nursing sister in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Christina belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fees to organizations they care about.

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