John Rutter b. 1945

Studied music at Cambridge University, conducting choirs and creating first compositions * Director of Music at Clare College (1975-79) and in 1981 formed Cambridge Singers * Large output of anthems, carols and extended works for choir and orchestra * Influences include English and French 20th century choral tradition and American music * Active as a conductor and choral trainer * Skilful arranger and editor, including four volumes of Carols for Choirs with David Willcocks

Gloria (1976)
Requiem (1986)
Mass of the Children (2003)

“The most successful and well-known composer of choral music in recent British history.” --BBC Music Magazine