News has been released of the death of Sir Stephen Cleobury, director of the choir at King’s College Cambridge for almost 40 years. Friends say he had been seriously ill for some time.
Fittingly, Stephen died on Saint Cecilia’s Day, in the city of York.
He was renowned the world over as conductor of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which is broadcast on the BBC on Christmas Eve. He retired from his Cambirdge duties just six weeks ago.
In March 2018, he suffered serious head injuries after his bicycle was in a collision in Cambridge.