Christopher J. Hoh grew up in Pennsylvania and lives near Washington, D.C. He was a composition fellow of Alice Parker, joined workshops with Mack Wilberg, Daniel Moe, Jean Berger and others, and studied as an accompanist and singer under Donald Hinkle and Kerry Krebill. He graduated from Georgetown University and spent 30 years in the U.S. diplomatic service, now serving as a senior adviser at the State Department in Washington.
Recent premieres of his works include Wondrous Love (SATB) and Come Now and Celebrate (SATB & piano). The latter is on the holiday CD “Dashing” from Navona Records along with Behold That Star (baritone, SATB, & organ). Navona also released Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems for SATB on the CD “Cadence.”
Other commissions include the Stuttgart German-American Chorus (O Antiphons, SATB & organ; Memories of Lincoln, SATB & piano); George Washington Middle School Chorus (My Love: Two American Ballads, SAB & piano); Meistersingers of Orange County (Ein Kind Geborn in Bethlehem and My Mistress’ Eyes, both SSATBB); and Art Carnuntum (Ecumenical Meditation, SATB, flute, clarinet, cello, & piano), found on the Composers Choir CD “Undiscovered Choral Gems.”
Hoh is a member of ASCAP, NewMusic USA, Chorus America, and the American Composers Forum.