Christopher Hossfeld

Christopher Hossfeld

Director of Music and Ritual
Instructor in Sacred Music
Christopher Hossfeld


  • BA, Harvard College
  • MM, Yale University


Christopher Hossfeld has served Harvard Divinity School since 2017 as director of music and ritual and instructor in sacred music.

His professional experience spans many years as a conductor, composer, vocal performer, and lecturer in academic, church, and community settings. He has served as the director of music for Yale Divinity School’s Marquand Chapel, for St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and for a faith community at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College. In Montreal, he was the conductor and co-artistic director of Opera da Camera and co-founded One Equall Musick, a collaborative vocal ensemble.

He composes music for many settings, from concert works to music for liturgy or film. His music has been performed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Music Garden, Jordan Hall, and at Yale and Harvard Universities. He has received commissions from various ensembles, including the Rosetta Trio, the Cantata Singers of Ottawa, and the Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry.

In addition to serving the HDS community, he is also the director of music at First Parish (Old Ship Church) in Hingham, Massachusetts.


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