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Christophers, Harry - conductor

Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Biography

Harry Christophers is known internationally as Founder and Conductor of The Sixteen as well as a regular guest conductor for many of the major symphony orchestras and opera companies worldwide. He has directed The Sixteen throughout Europe, America and Asia, gaining a distinguished reputation for his work in Renaissance, Baroque and 21st-century music.

He has made a significant contribution to the recording catalogue (already comprising 142 titles) for which he has won numerous awards including the coveted Gramophone Award for Early Music and the prestigious Classical Brit Award in 2005 for his disc Renaissance. His CD IKON was nominated for a 2007 Grammy and his second recording of Handel's Messiah on The Sixteen's own label CORO won the prestigious MIDEM Classical Award 2009. In 2009 he also received the coveted Gramophone Artist of the Year award as well as Best Baroque Vocal for Handel's Coronation Anthems. He featured with The Sixteen in the highly successful BBC television series Sacred Music, presented by actor Simon Russell Beale - the latest hour-long programme exploring Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 was aired in April 2015.

Harry Christophers received a CBE in the Queen's 2012 Birthday Honours List. He is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, as well as the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Canterbury Christ Church and Leicester.

Sample programme

Postal address
Quadrant House, 10 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AU

Telephone Number
020 7936 3420

Website address
www.thesixteen.com