Formerly Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir
One of Britain’s leading choral conductors, Stephen Darlington has cultivated a vast repertoire with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir during his tenure as the director of music and tutor in music, from 1985 to 2018. Under his direction, the choir recorded more than 60 CDs and performed at notable music festivals, including the Aldeburgh Festival, the Flanders Festival, the Leipzig Bach Festival and the Göttingen Handel Festival. Prior to this, he was master of the music at St. Alban’s Abbey, artistic director of the International Organ Festival and president of the Royal College of Organists. He is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music and Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. In 2019, he was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his work in music.