Christopher Hall is the former principal clarinet of the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal (Yannick Nézet-Seguin) who found work in the orchestra far too serious! So now, instead of joking around while sitting in the orchestra, he performs as a stand up comedian, and does various television and radio shows in both English and French.
In the past three years, he has performed his acclaimed concert ‘Comic Orchestra’ throughout Canada alongside some of the best symphony orchestras in the country. He also performed it with a chamber orchestra in July 2014 at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival in front of a crowd of 3000, to rave reviews.
He has appeared in such prestigious Comedy festivals as the Just for Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Fest, and the Grand Rire in Québec City.
In 2010, he had the honour of hosting Whoopi Goldberg’s show in Québec City as well as performing opening acts for several prestigious North American comedians.
He has hosted travel shows for CTV, and won two Gémeaux awards (French Gemini award).
Christopher is fluent in English, French, German and Italian. But whatever you do, DO NOT take this man seriously!
Christopher Hall and the Comic Quartet
This irresistible group of musicians promises to fill your ears and heart with their joie de vivre and their beautiful music making. Between the performance of each piece, Christopher Hall turns into a stand-up comic and makes fun of the musicians, the music and especially all of the rituals surrounding the performance of classical music we have grown to live with, and all this just to remind the public that classical music is for everyone and does not require a PhD to be appreciated. The program features works by Mozart, Brahms and Weber.
He recently showcased this program at Alberta Showcase and the results were fabulous: A tour through Alberta with so far 15 dates in February 2018.
Live Performance Link: Click Here
Home Base: Quebec