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Harry Christophers (Conductor)

Born: December 26, 1953 - Goudhurst, Kent, England

The English conductor, Harry Christophers, received his initial training at the Canterbury Cathedral Choir School, and later pursued his education at Magdalen College, Oxford.

In 1977 Harry Christophers organized the esteemed choral aggregation The Sixteen, which he led in a vast repertoire from Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina to contemporary composers. He has directed the group throughout Europe, America and the Far East, gaining a distinguished reputation through a variety of projects and over seventy recordings.

Harry Christophers is a regular guest conductor of orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, and in the USA has conducted the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Increasingly busy in opera, he has conducted Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulise, Gluck's Orfeo and Mozart's Magic Flute for Lisbon Opera House, and in September 2000 made his debut for English National Opera conducting Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea.

Source: The Sixteen Website; Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001)

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Links to other Sites

The Sixteen (Official Website)
Harry Christophers (Osterkalng Wien)

Fine Arts Management: The Sixteen & Harry Christophers

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