Wellshire Presbyterian Church is pleased to welcome its new Director of Music and Worship Arts, Christine Gaudreau. Christine brings many years of experience in both traditional and contemporary worship music settings, choral and orchestral conducting, musical theatre, and music education. She has exciting ideas for keeping worship music fresh and interesting at Wellshire, and she brings an extensive knowledge and music vocabulary across multiple genres and a spirit of joy through music.
Christine was born and raised in Germany, where she began her musical education and vocal training. She holds degrees in voice performance, music education, and music history, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting. She has continued conducting studies at, among others, the
International Bach Festival and the Yale International Conducting Master Class. In the past 30 years she has served as Music Director/Music Minister for UCC, Methodist, and Lutheran congregations in California, Italy, North Carolina, and, since 2013, Colorado. Additionally, she is in her ninth season as the Artistic and Musical Director of the Evergreen Chorale, directing the 80+ voice chorale,
as well as the 24 voice Chamber Chorale Altezza, and providing musical direction for a wide variety of musical theater productions. In her time with the Chorale, she has been able to expand membership and artistic reach, establishing partnerships with such noted groups as the Jefferson
Symphony Orchestra, Colcannon, The Queen City Jazz Band, Fiesta Colorado, Rocky Mountain Brass Works, Kutandara, Colorado Ballet’s Thomas Project, and the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.
Christine’s family consists of her husband John Gaudreau, Laura, 29, an attorney in Washington DC, Sean, 26 a chef in Honolulu, Max, 21 a junior at DU and Annika, 18, a freshman at CSU, as well as a dog, and two cats! Christine loves to travel, cook and ski, as well as to take long hikes and walks with her furry companion, Ditto, who is helping her explore her new neighborhood, Bonnie Brae. She feels blessed to have been chosen as Music Director for Wellshire and is grateful for the very warm welcome she has received.