Richard Shephard MBE, DL
Richard Shephard is well known as a composer and practitioner of choral music. He began his musical career as a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral and was subsequently educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. After graduating, he worked in Salisbury in a variety of teaching jobs and was a lay vicar in the cathedral choir.
Richard is now a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Music at the University of York, and a member of the University’s Court. He was Headmaster of the Minster School in York, a post he held from 1985 until 2004. He is Chamberlain of York Minster and Director of Development for the Minster, and was responsible for funding the conservation work of the Minster from 2004 until 2014. After retiring from fundraising he was appointed a member of the Chapter of York Minster.
He has served on the Archbishops’ Commission on Church Music and on the Archbishops’ Commission on Cathedrals. He was also Visiting Professor in the Music Department of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Dr Shephard was awarded the Lambeth Doctorate of Music in 2001 and holds honorary doctorates from the University of York and the University of the South. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music and also of The Guild of Church Musicians. . He was Governor of the Company of Merchant Adventurers in the City of York in 2014. He is an Honorary Freeman of the City of York and a Deputy Lieutenant for North Yorkshire.
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