Richard Henry Tudor (Harry) CHRISTOPHERS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1953-12-26
Education Canterbury Cathedral Choir Sch, King's Sch Canterbury, Magdalen Coll Oxford
Publications N/A
Recreations cooking, Arsenal FC
Clubs N/A
Style Dr Harry Christophers, CBE
Career conductor; South Bank debut 1983, Salzburg Festival debut 1989, Proms debut 1990, Opera debut (Lisbon Opera) 1994, Musikverein debut 1998, Concertgebiuw Amsterdam debut 1999, ENO debut 2000; conductor and fndr The Sixteen (choir and period instrument orchestra); orchs conducted incl: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Orch of the Age of Enlightenment, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orch, Northern Sinfonia, BBC Philharmonic, London Symphony Orch, Hallé Orch, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Soc of Boston, Granada Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Comunidad de Madrid; princ guest conductor Granada Symphony Orchestra; artistic dir Handel & Haydn Soc Boston 2008; Classic FM Gramaphone Artist of the Year Award 2009; Hon DMus Univ of Leicester 2008; hon fell Magdalen Coll Oxford 2009, hon fell Royal Welsh Acad for Music and Drama 2009; >ir< numerous recordings with The Sixteen incl: Taverner's Festal Masses Vols I-VI (1984-93) and Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas (1989, Grand Prix du Disque), Monteverdi's Masses (1987) and Vespers (1988), Handel's Messiah (1989, Grand Prix du Disque), Byrd's Mass à 5 (1989) and Mass à 4 (1990), Poulenc's Figure Humaine (1990), Bach's St John Passion (1990), Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli (1990), 20 Century Christmas Collection (1990), Eton Choirbook Vols 1-5 (1991-95, Vol 1 winner Gramophone Award 1992), Handel's Alexander's Feast (1991, Deutschen Schallplatten, 1992), Purcell's Fairy Queen (1991), Sheppard's Sacred Music Vols 1-4 (1990-92), 20 Century American Collection (1991), Britten's Choral Music Vols 1-3 (1992-93, Vol 2 Deutschen Schauplatten, 1993), Bach's Christmas Oratorio (1993), Handel's Israel in Egypt (1993), Bach's B Minor Mass (1994), Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms with the BBC Philharmonic (1995, Diapason d'Or 1995), Handel's Esther (1996), Messiaen's Cinq Rechants (1996), Handel's Samson (1997), Scarlatti's Stabat Mater (1997), Victoria's Sacred Music Vols 1-3 (1997-98), Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri (2001), Renaissance (2004, Classical Brit Award 2005), Victoria's Requiem (2004), Ikon (2005), Music from the Sistine Chapel (2007), A Mother's Love (2007), Streams of Tears (2008), Faure's Requiem (2008), Handel's Messiah (2008), Handel Coronation Anthems (Gramaphone Award 2009); video Handel's Messiah in Dublin (1992)
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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