Christopher Verrette has been a member of the violin section of Tafelmusik since 1993 and is a frequent soloist and leader with the orchestra. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Performer's Certificate from Indiana University and has contributed to the development of early music in the American Midwest as a founding member of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble and Ensemble Voltaire (Indianapolis), and as a guest director with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. He collaborates with numerous ensembles around North America, performing music from seven centuries on violins, viola, rebec, vielle and viola d'amore. He was concertmaster of the Bloomington Early Music Festival Orchestra for the CD accompanying The Symphonic Repertoire- Vol. 1: The 18th-Century Symphony from Indiana University Press, and collaborated with Sylvia Tyson on the companion recording to her novel, Joyner's Dream.