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Biography of Youth Music Ministry Coordinator Chris Farha

Chris Farha has directed the St. George Cathedral choir in Wichita, Kansas since 1985. She is also the Sacred Music Coordinator for the Diocese of Wichita and has served in that role since 1994. She is a member of the Sacred Music Committee for the Antiochian Archdiocese, serving as the administrator of the Youth Music Ministry Program and the Sacred Music list-serve. She has coordinated the West Coast Sacred Music Institute since 2013. She was co-editor of the "Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts" music book and sang on 2 recordings done by the Western Region, "There is Joy in Bethlehem" and "Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts". As a choir director, the pinnacle of her career was directing a 60-voice choir at the Consecration of Bishop Basil in 1992. Chris has done workshops both in her Diocese and throughout the Archdiocese. She has given several general session talks at Sacred Music Institutes, one of which was published in its entirety in the Word Magazine, entitled "Let Our Mouths be Filled with Thy Praise, O Lord: Joy and Celebration of Orthodox Liturgical Music". Chris has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and is Food Service Director for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. She is married to Warren Farha, owner of Eighth Day Books and has three children, two of whom are married, and one beautiful grandson.