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CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON

This disc is a must-have for connoisseurs of English cathedral music and a great introduction to Howells for the novice.
American Record Guide, Howells: Choral Works [ 8.554659].

Christopher Robinson was educated at Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford, where he was Organ Scholar. After a period as Organist and Master of the Choristers at Worcester Cathedral, where he was also conductor of several Three Choirs Festivals, Christopher Robinson moved to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he was organist and choirmaster until 1991. He was conductor of the Oxford Bach Choir from 1976 to 1997 and of the City of Birmingham Choir from 1964 to 2002.

As well as conducting most of the large-choir repertoire with the City of Birmingham Choir, there were also concerts of special note. For example, Christopher Robinson’s expertise in and affinity for Elgar’s music produced several highly praised performances of The Dream of Gerontius. In 1981 he conducted Messiaen’s La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ and in 1989 two highly acclaimed performances of Tippett’s Mask of Time. The choir gave a widely praised first performance in England of the Jacobite Rising by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

He retired from the prestigious post of organist and Director of Music at St John’s College, Cambridge, a choir with an international reputation for excellence. He holds honorary degrees from Birmingham University and the University of Central England and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music. He has been chairman of the Elgar Society and president of the Royal College of Organists.

In 1992 the Queen bestowed on him the honour of Commander of the Victorian Order for his services at Windsor Castle, and in the summer of 2002, the Archbishop of Canterbury made him a Lambeth DMus. He became an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians in Autumn 2003 and received a CBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours List.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
English Choral Music Naxos 8.501007


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
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Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BERKELEY: Crux Fidelis / Missa Brevis / 3 Latin Motets / A Festival Anthem Naxos
8.557277
Choral - Sacred
Gramophone Awards 2000 Naxos
8.555303
Choral - Sacred
LEIGHTON: Easter Sequence (An) / Crucifixus Pro Nobis Naxos
8.555795
Choral - Sacred
LEPAGE-DEAN, Oliver: Evening Hymn (An) - Music for Solo Treble Naxos
8.557129
Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular, Vocal, Choral - Secular, Vocal, Choral - Secular, Vocal

Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ADAGIO CHILLOUT Naxos
8.556783
Choral - Sacred
AVE MARIA - Les plus beaux Ave Maria et chants a la Vierge (The Most Beautiful Ave Marias and Songs to the Virgin) Naxos
8.570886-87
Choral - Sacred
AVE MARIA: Madonna Mystica - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / SCHUBERT, F. / BRUCKNER, A. / BRAHMS, J. / LISZT, F. Naxos
8.551267
Choral - Sacred
BERKELEY: Crux Fidelis / Missa Brevis / 3 Latin Motets / A Festival Anthem Naxos
8.557277
Choral - Sacred
BEST OF BRITISH Naxos
8.570573-74
Choral - Sacred
BRIDE'S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC (A) Naxos
8.557246-47
Choral - Sacred
BRITTEN (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556838
Choral - Sacred
BRITTEN: Rejoice in the Lamb / Hymn to St. Cecilia / Missa Brevis, Op. 63 Naxos
8.554791
Choral - Sacred
CHORAL WEDDING (A) - A Selection of Favourite Choral Anthems and Hymns for Church Weddings Naxos
8.578196-97
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.570344-45
Choral - Sacred
Classical Chill Naxos
8.520101
Choral - Sacred
CLASSICAL MEDITATION Naxos
8.570364-65
Choral - Sacred
Discover Music of the Twentieth Century Naxos Educational
8.558168-69
Choral - Sacred
EASTER ALBUM (AN) Naxos
8.570175-76
Choral - Sacred
ELGAR (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552133-34
Choral - Sacred
ELGAR: Ave Maria / Give unto the Lord / Te Deum and Benedictus, Op. 34 Naxos
8.557288
Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
ELGAR: Part-Songs Naxos
8.570541
Choral - Secular
ENGLISH CHORAL MUSIC Naxos
8.557557-58
Choral - Sacred
ENKELIN AANIN (Angel's Voices) Naxos
8.503147
Choral - Sacred
FINZI (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556836
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
FINZI: Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice / Magnificat / Unaccompanied Partsongs, Op. 17 Naxos
8.555792
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
HOWELLS: Requiem / Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing Naxos
8.554659
Choral - Sacred
IN BALANCE WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC Naxos
8.503180DK
Choral - Sacred
JESUS CHRIST IN MUSIC Naxos
8.557161
Choral - Sacred
LEPAGE-DEAN, Oliver: Evening Hymn (An) - Music for Solo Treble Naxos
8.557129
Choral - Sacred
MAGNIFICAT - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556710
Choral - Sacred
MYSTIC VOICES - Divine Music from the Heavens Naxos
8.570169-70
Choral - Sacred
NAXOS 15TH ANNIVERSARY CD Naxos
8.555964
Choral - Sacred
RUBBRA: Nine Tenebrae Motets / Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Naxos
8.555255
Choral - Sacred
STANFORD: Anthems and Services Naxos
8.555794
Choral - Sacred
STORY OF BRITISH CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558193-94
Choral - Sacred
TAVENER, J.: Essential John Tavener (The) (5-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.505239
Choral - Sacred
TAVENER: John Tavener - A Portrait (MCCLEERY) Naxos Educational
8.558152-53
Music Biographies
TAVENER: Song for Athene / Svyati Naxos
8.555256
Choral - Sacred
THREE ELIZABETHS (THE): A Musical Celebration of Britain through the Centuries Naxos
8.557032-33
Choral - Sacred
WALTON: Twelve (The) / Coronation Te Deum / Missa Brevis Naxos
8.555793
Choral - Sacred
WESLEY, S.S.: Anthems Naxos
8.570318
Choral - Sacred





 
 
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