Founded in in 1994 on the initiative of Prof. Donatas Katkus, this orchestra was named after St. Christopher, the patron saint of the City of Vilnius. During the years of its existence, the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra has become renowned for the remarkable range of musical styles it covers. While the ensemble is often labelled as a „baroque orchestra“, it‘s repertoire features opuses by over thirty Lithuanian composers ranging from early music to the works by students of the Lithuania Academy of Music. Non-Lithuanian composers are on the repertoire too, and the orchestra has played in such prestigious venues as Theatre de Champs Elysée in Paris, Berlin Schauspielhaus, Köln Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, etc.
St Christopher Chamber Orchestra