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.