Christopher started his oboe studies at the age of 13 in Beverley. In 2001, he gained a Foundation Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music with John Anderson, Christopher Cowie, and David Theodore, were he also studied conducting with Neil Thomson, and Richard Dickins.
Christopher became the Musical Director of the Pelly Concert Orchestra in November 2007, and in 2009 also became Musical Director of the Grosvenor Light Operatic Company, the Worthing Youth Orchestra, and the Worthing Youth String Ensemble. Christopher also regularly works as assistant conductor for the Farnborough Symphony Orchestra, Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sussex Symphony Orchestra.
Christopher works as a music lecturer for Open Age, a London-based charity providing access to further education/experiences for older adults. This year, he has again been invited to give a seminar for the Royal College of Music on music education for adults, where he has also been an advisor to students working with adults in Kensington and Chelsea.