King’s College Cambridge 2008 #10 What Sweeter Music John Rutter

Dr. Stephen Cleobury was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Music in the Queen’s birthday honours June 17 2009. Stephen Cleobury, has been the Organist and Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge since 1982, and, since 1983, conductor of the orchestra and chorus of the Cambridge University Musical Society. spiritdei.blogspot.com King’s College Cambridge 2008 What Sweeter Music John Rutter John Milford Rutter CBE (born September 24, 1945(1945-09-24)) is an English composer, choral conductor, editor, arranger and record producer. Born in London, he was educated at Highgate School, where a fellow pupil was John Tavener. He then read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the choir and then director of music from 1975 to 1979. In 1974, Rutter visited the United States at the invitation of choral musician Melvin (Mel) Olson and conducted the premiere of his cantata “Gloria” in Omaha, Nebraska, in the Witherspoon Hall of Joslyn Art Museum. The composition, commissioned by Olson’s Voices of Mel Olson chorale, has become a much-performed favorite over the years. (In the same concert, the Young People’s Choir of the Midlands performed Rutter’s “Eight Childhood Lyrics” in its US premiere performance.) In 1981 he founded his own choir, the Cambridge Singers, which he conducts and with which he has made many recordings of sacred choral repertoire (including his own works), particularly under his own label Collegium

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