Chris  Withrow
Assistant Visiting Professor of Voice
School of the Arts
Division of Music
314 Buchanan Hall
cwithrow@samford.edu
 

Baritone Christopher Withrow has been praised for “bringing masculine gravity both in voice and performance” to the stage. His “powerful stage presence” and “moving performance” has been seen throughout the United States with Opera Fairbanks, Townsend Opera Players, Northstar Opera Company, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Opera Theater, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, The University of Alabama Opera Theatre, and other organizations. A native of Redding, California, Mr. Withrow has been seen in the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and James Agee in the world premiere of Joseph Lander’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Concert works to his credit include Johannas Brahm’s Ein Deutches Requiem, Ralph Vaughan William’s Dona Nobis Pacem, Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, W. A. Mozart's Vesperae Solennes De Confessore, J. S. Bach's Coffee Cantata, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Felix Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, and Robert Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories. Mr. Withrow holds a Bachelor of Music from California State University, Stanislaus, a Master of Music from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Alabama. Mr. Withrow was the 2019 Vann Vocal Institute winner as well as the recipient of a major scholarship from the McConnell Foundation.