Christopher J. Hoh grew up in Pennsylvania and lives near Washington, D.C. Largely a self-taught composer, he was a fellow of Alice Parker and joined workshops with Mack Wilberg, Daniel Moe, and Jean Berger. Other mentors were Donald Hinkle and Kerry Krebill.
Recent premieres of his works include “Away We Go” (triptych on sailing songs for children, SATB, piano) and “God, You Have Searched Me” (Psalm 139 for solo, SATB & organ). Grammy-winning ensemble The Crossing released two part-songs (“To Elliott” and “My Mistress’ Eyes”) on their Evolutionary Spirits album in 2019. Navona Records also released “Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems” (SATB) on the album Cadence and holiday selections on Dashing.
Other commissions include the GenOUT Chorus (“I Still Can Sing,” chorus & piano), Stuttgart German-American Chorus (“O Antiphons,” SATB & organ); George Washington Middle School Chorus (“My Love: Two American Ballads,” SAB & piano); Meistersingers of Orange County (“Ein Kind Geborn in Bethlehem,” SSATBB); and Art Carnuntum (“Ecumenical Meditation,” SATB, flute, clarinet, cello, & piano), found on the Composers Choir CD Undiscovered Choral Gems.
Hoh, who served as a U.S. diplomat for over 30 years after receiving a degree in international affairs from Georgetown University, is a member of ASCAP, NewMusic USA, Chorus America, and American Composers Forum.