Sic transit: Stephen Cleobury calls time on Kingsmain
King’s College Cambridge is seeking a new Director of Music to succeed Stephen Cleobury in October 2019.
Cleobury, who has just turned 69, has led Kings since 1982 and has also been director of the Cambridge University Musical Society until 2009, making numerous recordings and television programmes.
The Provost, Professor Michael Proctor, said: ‘The College owes a huge debt of gratitude to Stephen Cleobury for his distinguished service and tireless efforts and we shall be celebrating his unique contribution in due course. We are seeking someone of the highest calibre as his replacement, and look forward to seeing the music and Choir of King’s thrive long into the future.’
The Dean, the Revd Dr Stephen Cherry commented: ‘Choral musicians around the world look to King’s for example and inspiration, and the pressures of the post are considerable. The Choir has developed its repertoire, and the extent of its touring and recording activity, very considerably in recent decades but the core of its life is the choral worship in Chapel that takes place every day in term. As we look to the future, the continued integrity and excellence of the music in Chapel will be a major priority.’