Praised for his bright, clear sound and musical intelligence, Christopher Wattam is an established performer of the oratorio and concert repertoire. His recent performances include Monteverdi’s Vespro Veneziano with the La Cetra Barockorchester conducted by Andrea Marcon at the Chiesa Collegio Papio in Ascona, Helmut Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern at the Zürich Opernhaus, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at the Kathedrale St. Mariä Himmelfahrt in Chur. He is also a dynamic operatic and stage performer, having performed Renaud in Lully’s Armide at Schloss Valtice in the Czech Republic, and Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore with Toronto Operetta Theatre.
Christopher is currently a member of the Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies program, performing vocal polyphony of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries under the guidance of Paul Agnew, Stratton Bull and Björn Schmelzer.
Christopher holds a Master of Arts in Musikalischer Performance Alte Musik from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as well as an Artist Diploma from Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Guelph.