Professor Stephen Darlington
Stephen Darlington is one of the country’s leading choral conductors. Since 1985 he has been Director of Music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he is also an Associate Professor.
Previously Stephen was Master of the Music at St. Alban’s Abbey and Artistic Director of St. Alban’s International Organ Festival. He has established Christ Church as an acknowledged centre of academic musical excellence and maintained the highest choral traditions of the Church of England in the Cathedral. His outstanding strength is in his performances of choral music of the sixteenth century and of modern sacred music. An extensive discography, comprising over fifty CDs, includes several award-winning recordings.
Stephen has travelled worldwide with the choir, performing with many great artists including Placido Domingo and José Carreras. He has collaborated with distinguished contemporary composers such as Judith Weir, John Tavener, Robert Saxton, and Howard Goodall.
Stephen was President of the Royal College of Organists from 1998 to 2000. He is currently Choragus of the University of Oxford, and one of only two Oxford Doctors of Music in the Music Faculty. He has recently been awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music and appointed a Lay Canon of Christ Church Cathedral.
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