Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition

Intergovernmental Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council Under ECOSOC Resolution 2003/212 Dated 5th of March 2003.
Designated by the United Nations Economic & Social Council Under Rule 79 of the Council’s Rules and Procedures.

IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM FOR A BETTER WORLD AND THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015 - 2030

Mr. Jon Christos started playing the violin at the age of 4, then quickly graduated to the piano and eventually to the renowned Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where he enrolled as a major scholarship recipient to become a cathedral chorister and also study the violin and piano. Since leaving college, Jon has sung in over 60 performances of Handel’s Messiah and for over 50 choral societies throughout the UK. He has taken leading operatic roles at home and abroad in operas such as Puccini’s La Boheme (Rodolfo), Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Tamino), Janacek’s Jenufa (Steva) and, at the prestigious Aix-en-Provence music festival in the south of France, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Count Almaviva).

The release of Jon’s debut album Northern Light in 2006 was accompanied by the showing of a Granada TV documentary in the Chasing The Dream series, giving a superb insight not only into Jon Christos the man, but also into the recording process. Included in the documentary was footage of Jon’s trip to the USA on September 6th 2005 to perform with the world renowned Erich Kunzel and his Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at a special ‘9/11’ commemorative concert. Jon’s artistry wowed Kunzel and his orchestra, while his impromptu performance of the US national anthem at the concert made him a legion of fans in America.

Since Northern Light Jon has been a judge on the BBC Radio 2’s Young Chorister of the Year competition and has received an invitation to be the vocal coach for England cricket hero Andrew ‘Freddy’ Flintoff. Jon has also performed on BBC Radio 2’s illustrious Friday Night is Music Night show.

Jon has performed on nationwide TV a number of times; on December 24th 2005 on an ITV Christmas Eve concert from Norwich Cathedral, in January 2006 he performed on the ITV chat show ‘Lunchtime with Des & Mel’ and on a special ITV Act of Worship for Peace, again from Norwich Cathedral. In February 2006 Jon performed on three consecutive episodes of BBC 1’s Songs of Praise show and again performed for ITV in an Easter Service on April 16th. Jon again appeared on BBC Songs of Praise on June 18th, August 27th and October 1st 2006.

In July 2006 Jon performed a live concert at Hyde Park in Manchester with soprano Hannah Clarke and three weeks later performed the Sport Symphony with Carl Davis in Pamplona, Spain. He returned to the Sports Symphony when he performed it live with Carl Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on October 19th and 20th 2006 in Glasgow and Edinburgh and again with the Hall·Orchestra on May 19th 2007 at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Jon next performd with Carl on June 28th with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and on July 6th & 7th at Leeds Castle in Kent. On July 14th Jon headlined the Northern Proms in Durham.

Jon has performed at a number of high profile sporting events including several half time concerts at Manchester City Stadium, the Powergen Rugby Cup Final at Twickenham, the Heineken Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and most recently at the new Wembley stadium for both the Championship Playoffs and an England Under 16 International. Jon is also a regular performer at The Willows, home of his local Rugby League team, the Salford Reds. On July 28th 2007 Jon performed with mezzo-soprano Juliette Pochin at the Tameside Splendid Weekend Proms in Hyde Park, Hyde.

In January 2007 Jon started his own radio show, Sacred Thoughts, on Premier Christian Radio. The one hour show which transmits at 9.00pm every Sunday and is repeated the following Saturday consists of Jon playing and performing a selection of sacred and uplifting songs, both his own favorites and those requested by his audience.

Related links –
www.jonchristos.com