Conductor & organist
Stephen Cleobury has for over thirty years been associated with one of the world’s most famous choirs, that of King’s College, Cambridge. His work at King’s has brought him into fruitful relationships with many leading orchestras and soloists, among them the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Philharmonia, Britten Sinfonia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and the distinguished ensemble, Endymion, and he has worked with many artists - singers and instrumentalists - of international repute. He complements and refreshes his work in Cambridge through the many other musical activities in which he engages.
"There was a deserved five-minute standing ovation at the end of the performance, and especially for Stephen Cleobury who responded with characteristic modesty." Cambridge Evening News, June 2016
"Stephen Cleobury - minimum fuss but maximum impact at Seattle Symphony’s ‘Baroque and Wine’ concert." Seattle Times, February 2016
"Stephen Cleobury is on peak form... These are outstanding performances by a great musician." Gramophone Magazine, August 2015
Final performance as Conductor of Cambridge Music Society (CUMS) at Saffron Walden
Stephen conducted Elgar's Dream of Gerontius at Saffron Hall on Saturday 11 June - his final as conductor of the CUMS Chorus, a role he has fulfilled for the last 33 years.
One reviewer described the evening as 'thought-provoking, emotional and valedictory' and the performance as 'superlative', commenting that Stephen greeted the 5 minute standing ovation he received with 'characteristic modesty'. After the performance it was announced that Stephen had accepted the role of Conductor Laureate, the first in CUMS' history.