Music Director Chris Fritzsche
At the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, we express our devotion, joy and creativity through music. Music opens our hearts to spiritual practice.
Our house band, choir, community and guest artists are all part of what the music ministry brings to the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa. Whether it’s drumming classes, classical music, funky gospel, chant, kirtan, special seasonal music- the center truly hums, it is all intended to create an atmosphere in which people feel that the natural home of God is in their heart.
You are invited to be a part of the music- whether it’s singing along at our Sunday Services, attending one of the concert events throughout the year, or by auditioning for our choir, by volunteering for our audio/visual team or by bringing your own creative ideas and expression in another way. I would love to hear from you to explore if there is some way you can contribute to our ministry.
By the way, I want to know what you like!
What congregational songs would you like to sing more frequently?
What songs and/or artist’s music would you like to hear more?
Chris Fritzsche, Music Director
Christopher Fritzsche is a performing artist, an educator, a frequent soloist with Bay Area vocal and instrumental ensembles, currently serves as Music Director for the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa and is a member of the vocal ensemble, Clerestory. Internationally recognized for his effortless countertenor voice, he can be heard on well over a dozen recordings on Warner Classics’ Teldec label. From 1992 until 2003, he performed with the world-renowned a cappella vocal ensemble, Chanticleer. In those 11 years he sang over 1,000 concerts world-wide, appearing with the New York Philharmonic (Emil de Cou), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, (Christopher Hogwood and Hugh Wolff), and more recently the Santa Rosa Symphony, (Jeffrey Kahane and Robert Worth) and has sung concerts in some of the world's most renown venues: The Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), New York's Lincoln Center, as well as national concert halls across Asia and Europe, including London's Wigmore Hall. He has also appeared with the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra in Chicago as soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and, as a member of Chanticleer, earned two Grammy awards for the CDs Colors of Love and Lamentations and Praises by the celebrated British composer Sir John Tavener. His singing has been described as “crystalline artistry”, Cleveland Plain Dealer, “crystalline rich soprano”, Los Alamos Moniter, and as having “extraordinary range and purity”, New York Times. As an educator Christopher was on the voice faculty of his alma mater, Sonoma State University, (B.A. in Music, 1998) from 2004-2009, and continues to lead vocal workshops for choral and solo singers of all levels.
Our Celebration Services feature great music at every Sunday and Wednesday Service.
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upcoming music events.
I invite you to join us on Wednesdays for First Wednesday Prayer, Music and Song Service, Third Wednesday Healing Service, and Fifth Wednesday Sacred Chanting Service.