Chris Whittaker

Chris Whittaker

conductor  composer  pianist

Chris Whittaker’s musical language of classical, jazz, and gospel music melds genres and brings people together.

Chris is the co-founder and Music Director of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, a non-profit performing arts organization committed to engaging the community through free concerts and educational programming. He serves as Music Director for Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Upper Manhattan and is also the founding Music Director of Marble Collegiate Church’s “Jazz Revelation” worship service.

Chris studied orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kiesler and Stuart Malina. His composition teachers include Philip Lasser, Christopher Theofanidis, and Nicholas Maw. Chris lives in New York City.


(Photo: Brian Long)

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Upcoming Events

Marble Jazz Vespers
6:15pm Friday, November 9

Winds of the WHCO
3pm Saturday, November 17

Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah
3pm Saturday, December 15

La Historia del Soldado
3pm Saturday, January 19

New Jazz Trio EP

Starting Over
Jazz EP of new original tunes featuring Sam Weber, bass and Jay Sawyer, drums. 
Available for digital download on iTunes and CDBaby.


Selected Works

© 2018