Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge, will visit the University of the South from April 2-5, as lecturer, recitalist, and conductor. Two events will be open to the public on Tues., April 4, both at All Saints’ Chapel. Cleobury will perform a 45 minute organ recital at 1 p.m. and conduct Evensong at 5:15 p.m. sung by the combined University Choir and the Choir of the School of Theology.
Cleobury attended St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he served as organ scholar under George Guest. He became sub-organist of Westminster Abbey and then Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral in 1979. In 1982, Cleobury was appointed Director of Music for the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. The Choir of King’s College was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI to provide music for daily services in the college. Today, the choir is widely known by the millions who listen to the renowned Festival of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve. Cleobury has also served as conductor of the Cambridge University Musical Society and the BBC Singers.