Christina is a songwriter and musician, and has been a choir-maker for more than 20 years.  She writes for her own solo projects, in collaboration with trios The Third Voice and Strawberry Thieves, with composer/guitarist Greg White, and for various choir and community projects.  

 

She has a special interest in social history and folklore.  She held the National Folk Fellowship - a collaboration with the National Library of Australia and the National Folk Festival - in 2009-10.  

As a performer she has played at numerous folk festivals around the country (Woodford, National Folk Festival, Mt Beauty, St Albans, Illawarra) and has performed and run workshops overseas in the UK, and in Singapore and Brunei for Musica Viva.

 

As a community choir leader she currently has seven weekly choirs and has organises special place-specific weekends (Sing Cockatoo, Sing Canowindra, Sing Dubbo, Forbes Festival, April Sun in Cuba) which combine community harmony singing and exploring place and culture through song.

In 2017 and 2019 she led cultural tours for Australian and English musicians through Cuba with the company Cuban Adventures.

 

In past decades she performed and toured with Blindman’s Holiday "world music" vocal ensemble and the folk trio Touchwood.

She has collaborated with AWGIE award-winning writer PP Cranney on numerous projects and productions including "Lola’s Keg Night" (Merrigong Theatre, 2014), "Amulet" (2016-present) and "The Great Strike" which performed around the country to great acclaim in 2017-18 for the centenary of the Great Strike of 1917 in Australia.  

 

Her debut album of original songs is "Rumours of Summer" (2011) and she is currently recording a new album of her own songs and one with SThe Third Voice. Her song “Let There Be Peace” has been sung by choirs everywhere and was recently translated into Tetum and sung in Dili to celebrate twenty years since the first democratic election in East Timor.

Photos by: Deanne Dale, Brian Rosenberg, Tim Williams, Brian Rosenberg
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