The British conductor and organist Stephen Cleobury, former Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, has died during the night of Friday 22 November in York, aged 70, the organization said.

He became Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral in 1979. In 1982 he took up the position of Director of Music for the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, where he also taught music. He was conductor of Cambridge University Musical Society (CUMS) from 1983 to 2009, and made many recordings.

He was also Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers from 1995 to 2007, and was Conductor Laureate since 2007. Cleobury was President of the Royal College of Organists from 1990 to 1992. Cleobury retired on 30 September 2019, and was succeeded at King’s College by Daniel Hyde.

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