Richard Kennedy Gordon COOKE

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1950-04-23
Education St Paul's Cathedral Choir Sch, Monkton Combe Sch, King's Coll Cambridge
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Recreations reading, surfing, politics, hill-walking, cycling
Clubs N/A
Style Dr Richard Cooke
Career conductor; conductor Cambridge Univ Chamber Orch and asst conductor Cambridge Univ Music Soc 1972-73, dir of choral music Tiffin Sch Kingston upon Thames 1974-81, conductor London Philharmonic Choir 1982-91, chorus master Opéra de Lyon 1992-95, music dir Royal Choral Soc 1995-; other appointments incl: dir of music St Columb Festival 1969-90, asst conductor Gemini Opera 1974-80, music dir Univ of Essex Choir 1981-, music dir Canterbury Choral Soc 1984-, asst chorus master London Symphony Chorus 1976-82, fndr and music dir Canterbury Choral Soc Youth Choir 2007-; various conducting in Europe and Scandinavia incl: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Opéra de Lyon, Aix-en-Provence Festival; Hon Doctorate Univ of Essex 1996, Hon DMus Univ of Kent 2010; >ir< as conductor incl: Orff Carmina Burana (with RPO and Royal Choral Soc) 1995, Last Night of the Proms (with RPO and Canterbury Choral Soc) 1996, Elgar The Apostles (Philharmonia and Canterbury Choral Soc) 2005; as chorus master incl: Brahms Requiem (LPO under Klaus Tennstedt) 1986, Mahler Symphony No 8 (with LPO under Tennstedt, Grammy nomination) 1987, Cherubini Mass (with LPO under Riccardo Muti) 1987, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony (with LPO under Bernard Haitink) 1989
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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