Chris Booth + Milton Ward - Belmont 16s

Christopher Booth was born in Canberra, ACT, Australia in 1971. He started music lessons at the age of 3, learning keyboards, and at age 5 learnt the trumpet.

He won scholarships to Senior High School and University to study music. Equally versed in Jazz and Classical, he performed well in many situations, playing trumpet for the opening of Australia’s New Parliament House for the Queen, sharing the stage with Nat Adderly.  He also studied and became fluent in Spanish.

After graduation he concentrated on composing, singing and playing in churches around Canberra and Sydney including Spanish speaking churches and Hillsong Church. Chris didn’t really sing outside of the church arena until 2007.  He started off doing a few competitions and talent quests and placed well in all.  He developed a passion for classical, operatic and big voice songs.

He has performed in a few Musicals in Sydney  —  Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and Shout, the Johnny O’Keefe Story and was selected as the lead in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.

Singers such Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, Pavarotti and Placido Domingo have inspired Christopher to pursue his dream.