Prof. Dr. Stephen Darlington
Professor of University of Oxford, UK
Dr Stephen Darlington is one of the UK’s leading choral conductors. He has been Director of Music and Tutor in Music at Christ Church since 1985. Previously he was Master of the Music at St. Alban’s Abbey and Artistic Director of the world-famous International Organ Festival. He has established Christ Church as an acknowledged centre of academic musical excellence, and maintained the highest choral traditions of the Church of England in the Cathedral.
He is renowned for his direction of choral music of the 16th century, and of modern sacred music, with an extensive discography including several award-winning recordings. Stephen has travelled worldwide with the choir, performing with many great artists including Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, James Bowman, Paul Whelan and John-Mark Ainsley. He has collaborated with distinguished contemporary composers such as Judith Weir, John Tavener and Howard Goodall. From 1998 to 200 Stephen was President of the Royal College of Organists.
He is the holder of a Lambeth Doctorate.