Christopher Plaas is a vibrant young tenor that has entertained audiences throughout the United States and Europe in venues such as the St. Thomas Kirke in Leipzig, Germany, Orchestra Hall and Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Illinois, the Knight Center in Miami, Florida, and the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greenville, Tennessee.
Christopher was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but has lived the majority of his life in Johnson City, Tennessee where he obtained his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at East Tennessee State University. At ETSU, Chris participated in various nationally recognized ensembles such as the ETSU Chorale and the BucsWorth men’s ensemble. Since then, he has moved on to study at Appalachian State University where he is currently finishing his Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree.
Christopher has been featured at multiple National Conferences of the American Choral Directors Association as well as a National Conference of the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses. He is a founding member of the Living Harmony Gospel Quartet based in Johnson City, Tennessee. He is also a member of Brethren, a professional men’s ensemble based out of Washington D.C.
Christopher has been featured in the role of Vaşek in the Bartered Bride, Dr. Engle in Der Schauspieldirektor, Bastien in Bastien und Bastienne, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and most recently as Spärlich and Fenton in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor with Theater Rudolstadt. He was also recently honored as a winner of the Appalachian State University Concerto/Aria Competition.