bristow-165x210Christina Bristow, director of the Providence Christian College Chamber Singers, has been selected as a finalist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATSAA) competition for opera singers. The biennial NATS Artist Award competition is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career. Christina competed in regional competition in Memphis, TN on April 13th and has been selected to compete in the finals in Boston, MA from July 5-9.

Professor Bristow has also been selected to join the LA Opera Chorus for the 2014-15 season. She will make her debut in September with six performances of La Traviata, starring Placido Domingo. The Los Angeles Opera is an American opera company in Los Angeles, California. It is the fourth-largest opera company in the United States. The company’s home base is the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, part of the Los Angeles Music Center.

Additionally, Professor Bristow has been selected to sing the soprano solos for Messiah to be performed by The Master Chorale on December 17 and 21. The Chorale is currently in its 50th season as a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County and its 11th as the resident chorus at Disney Hall. Presenting its own concert series each season, it performs choral music from the earliest writings to the most recent contemporary compositions.

The Providence Chamber Singers performed their final concert of the year on Friday, April 25th and Professor Bristow will continue to direct the group in the 2014-15 school year.

Congratulations to Professor Bristow on her accomplishments and thank you for a wonderful year of choral direction at Providence!