Christopher Baum (b. 1974) holds degrees in classical guitar (from San Jose State University) and orchestral conducting (from the University of Denver). He is co-founder, with soprano Catherine Hancock, of Anglica Antiqua, a chamber ensemble dedicated to researching and performing British music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
From 2009-2014 he was Music Director of the Manhattan Wind Ensemble, a community symphonic band in New York City. Before assuming the directorship of MWE, he served for five seasons as one of the principal conductors of C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, a chamber chorus devoted exclusively to music written in the last 25 years.
Baum is the tenor section leader at St John’s in the Village, under the direction of Gordon King, and is also a member of the New York Continuo Collective, under the direction of Grant Herreid and Charles Weaver, and Ember, under the direction of Deborah Simpkin King. He is active as a freelance lutenist, continuo player, and ensemble singer.