The German choral conductor, organist and church music director (KMD), Christian Kroll, was born in Upper Silesia and grew up in Passau. His musical career began with his studies at the Musikhochschule in Munich from 1962 to 1971, where he passed the state exams for high school teacher in music, for Protestant church music and organ.
From 1968 Christian Kroll was Kantor at the Andreaskirche in Munich. He was also a teacher at the Pädagogischen Hochschule in Munich and at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium. In 1978 he was appointed city and district Kantor of Regensburg. In 1983 he took over the direction of the Universitätschor Regensburg. Because of his merits as a choir teacher and organist, he was awarded in 1992, the Culture Prize of the City of Regensburg. In 2001 he received the Great Culture Prize the Eastern OBAG.
Christian Kroll performed big oratorio works with the Regensburger Kantorei, their a-cappella ensemble, the Raselius-Chor. He has also given concerts as organist and harpsichordist. He has maintained for 25 years alongside the classic works of the Protestant church music, also the music of the 20th Century such as Regensburg premiere of Frank Martin's Golgotha on Good Friday of 2003. In October 2008 he passed on the directorship of the Regensburger Kantorei to Roman Emilius.