Stephen Cleobury conductor

Stephen Cleobury is Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge and has in recent years conducted many collaborative concerts and recordings with the AAM. Perhaps the most exciting project to date was the world's first-ever live transmission of a choral concert (Handel’s Messiah) into cinemas across Europe and North America.

Stephen’s works within a broad range of music, from Gregorian chant to newly-composed works. He has particularly championed contemporary music, and at King’s has annually commissioned a carol for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. In March 2005 he instigated the first Easter Festival at King’s — in which the AAM has played a prominent part, not least in the annual performance of a JS Bach Passion with the College Choir.

The many premieres Stephen has given with the BBC Singers include Giles Swayne’s Havoc at the Royal Albert Hall at the Proms and Edward Cowie’s Gaia, both with the Endymion Ensemble. In 2004, also at the Proms, he gave the British premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s Ring Dance of the Nazarene.

He frequently appears in this country and abroad as a conductor, leader of conducting workshops and solo organist, in venues ranging from Haderslev Cathedral in Denmark to Salt Lake's LDS Conference Center.

Stephen Cleobury's past performances

Recordings featuring Stephen Cleobury