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Christina Holms (Soprano)

Born: USA

The American soprano, Christina Holms, studied at The Hartt School of Music and The Manhattan School of Music. She studied with David Jones, Douglas Dickson and William Hicks and also with the prestigious Arthur Levy.

Christina Holms is an up and coming concert artist with a fresh lyric coloratura soprano voice. She has been enthusiastically received by audiences in both the USA and Europe and critics have lavished praise upon her. She warmed audiences in Shelton, Connecticut as the opening performer for The Al Martino Show. She has performed for such celebrities as First Lady Laura Bush, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Dr. Maya Angelou, Maria Bartiromo, Mario Gabelli, Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, as well as Yogi Berra, John Andariese and the greatest sports announcer of all time, Marv Albert. She has been the featured soloist with The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut, including Summer Sing’s Carmina Burana. She also was a featured soloist in Fanfare Consort and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Fairfield’s production of Messiah.

In addition to public concerts and fundraisers, Christina Holms has appeared in several private concerts in New York, Missouri, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut. She was featured with the great tenor, Roberto Iarussi at a tribute by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for Italian American Heritage Month at Gracie Mansion. In October, 2007, she appeared in concert as the featured artist at the Stratford Theater. She was accompanied by Douglas Dickson and her guest artists were baritone, Edward Parks and violinist, Artemis Simerson. She was received with thunderous applause and glowing reviews.

On Saturday, December, 29, 2007, Christina Holms was featured in a front page article in the Connecticut Post written by Joel Thompson. The article not only reviews Christina's October concert, it tells her story. This article was picked up by the Associated Press and was published in about 19 other newspapers throughout Connecticut. Most recently, she was honored to be the featured soloist with the 2d Marine Division Band at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Most recently, she sang the National Anthem for the NY Knickerbockers at the biggest game of their season to a crowd of 20,000 people and thunderous applause. John Andariese, the radio commentator for the Knicks, called the performance, "Simply amazing! I have never seen a crowd react with such enthisiasum for the National Anthem!"

Christina Holms has released two albums, "Love and Lamentation" (2003) and "My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord," (2005) which have been especially popular in Greece, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico and Korea.

Source: Christina Holms Website; Liner notes to the album "Love and Lamentation" (2003)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2009)

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