Stephen Layton

English conductor. Born 23 December 1966
Stephen Layton
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1966-12-23
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Stephen Layton

Stephen Layton Biography (Wikipedia)

Stephen Layton (born 23 December 1966) is an English conductor.

Layton was raised in Derby, where his father was a church organist. He was a chorister at Winchester Cathedral, and subsequently won scholarships to Eton College and then King's College, Cambridge as an organ scholar under Stephen Cleobury.

Whilst studying at Cambridge, Layton founded the mixed-voice choir Polyphony in 1986. He was appointed the musical director of the Holst Singers in 1993, replacing Hilary Davan Wetton, who had founded the group in 1978. Layton has served as assistant organist at Southwark Cathedral and musical director of Wokingham Choral Society. Beginning in 1997, he served as organist and subsequently director of music at the Temple Church. From 1999 to 2004 he was Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Kammerkoor. From 2000 to 2012 he was Chief Guest Conductor of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble. In 2006, he became Director of Music at Trinity College, Cambridge. In November 2009, the City of London Sinfonia announced the appointment of Layton as its second Artistic Director, effective with the 2010–2011 season, for an initial contract of 3 years. Layton is also to have the title of Principal Conductor.

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William Walton
Where does the uttered music go?
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Where does the uttered music go?
David Briggs
Messe pour Notre-Dame: Gloria
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Messe pour Notre-Dame: Gloria
Sir James MacMillan
Seven Last Words from the Cross
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Seven Last Words from the Cross
Johann Sebastian Bach
St John Passion: Herr Unser Herrscher
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St John Passion: Herr Unser Herrscher
William Walton
Where does the uttered music go?
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Where does the uttered music go?
Benjamin Britten
5 Flower Songs
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5 Flower Songs
Eriks Esenvalds
Long Road
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Long Road
Morten Lauridsen
O nata lux (Lux aeterna)
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O nata lux (Lux aeterna)
John Tavener
A Hymn To The Mother Of God
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A Hymn To The Mother Of God
Johann Sebastian Bach
Herr, unser Herrscher (St John Passion, BWV 245)
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Herr, unser Herrscher (St John Passion, BWV 245)
Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov
Let my prayer arise
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Let my prayer arise
Alexander Gretchaninov
Of thy mystical supper
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Of thy mystical supper
Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov
Salvation is created
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Salvation is created
Nikolai Golovanov
Our Father
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Our Father
Percy Grainger
Ye banks and braes of bonny doon
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Ye banks and braes of bonny doon
Anton Bruckner
Locus iste
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Locus iste
Eric Whitacre
Lux aurumque
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Lux aurumque
Morten Lauridsen
La rose complète; Dirait-on (Les chansons des roses)
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La rose complète; Dirait-on (Les chansons des roses)
Stephen Layton
Locus Iste
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Locus Iste
Edward Elgar
To her beneath whose steadfast star, for chorus
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To her beneath whose steadfast star, for chorus
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor BWV. 232 - Sanctus
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Mass in B minor BWV. 232 - Sanctus
Anton Bruckner
Christus factus est 1884 version
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Christus factus est 1884 version
Francis Poulenc
Four Short Prayers of St Francis
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Four Short Prayers of St Francis
Owain Park
Above the stars my Saviour dwells
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Above the stars my Saviour dwells
John Rutter
Gloria in excelsis Deo (Gloria)
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Gloria in excelsis Deo (Gloria)
Arvo Pärt
Veni sancte spiritus (Berliner Messe)
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Veni sancte spiritus (Berliner Messe)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Five English Folk Songs
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Five English Folk Songs
Gabriel Jackson
To Morning
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To Morning
George Frideric Handel
Praise him, all ye that in his house [Chandos anthem No.9]
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Praise him, all ye that in his house [Chandos anthem No.9]
John Tavener
God Is With Us
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God Is With Us
Anton Bruckner
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
Herbert Howells
Take him, earth, for cherishing
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Take him, earth, for cherishing
Owain Park
Caelos ascendit hodie
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Caelos ascendit hodie

Caelos ascendit hodie

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Choir
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
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Pierre Villette
Panis angelicus, Op 80
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Panis angelicus, Op 80
Francis Poulenc
Quem vidistis pastore (4 motets pour le temps de Noël)
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Quem vidistis pastore (4 motets pour le temps de Noël)
Arvo Pärt
O Weisheit (7 Magnificat Antiphons)
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O Weisheit (7 Magnificat Antiphons)
Eriks Esenvalds
Northern Lights
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Northern Lights
Johann Sebastian Bach
B minor Mass - Et resurrexit
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B minor Mass - Et resurrexit
Johann Sebastian Bach
Herr wenn die stolzen Feinde (Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248)
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Herr wenn die stolzen Feinde (Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248)
Morten Lauridsen
O magnum mysterium
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O magnum mysterium
Kenneth Leighton
A Hymn of the Nativity
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A Hymn of the Nativity
Erik Esenvalds, Trinity College Choir & Stephen Layton
Rivers of light
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Rivers of light

Rivers of light

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Erik Esenvalds
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Trinity College Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Et in unum Dominum)
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Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Et in unum Dominum)
Eriks Esenvalds
Stars
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Stars
Robert Schumann
John Anderson (Romances and Ballads Set 3, Op.145)
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John Anderson (Romances and Ballads Set 3, Op.145)
Stephen Layton
Gloria - Laudamus Te
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Gloria - Laudamus Te
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Past BBC Events

St David's Hall 2018-19: Handel: Messiah
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2018-12-06T00:00:22
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2018
St David's Hall 2018-19: Handel: Messiah

St David's Hall 2018-19: Handel: Messiah

St David's Hall, Cardiff
St David's Hall 2014-15: The Creation
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2015-05-08T00:00:22
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May
2015
St David's Hall 2014-15: The Creation

St David's Hall 2014-15: The Creation

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Proms 2011: Prom 50: Britten, Colin Matthews & Mozart
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Royal Albert Hall
2011-08-21T00:00:22
21
Aug
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 50: Britten, Colin Matthews & Mozart

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2007: Proms Chamber Music 03
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Cadogan Hall
2007-07-30T00:00:22
30
Jul
2007

Proms 2007: Proms Chamber Music 03

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2004: Prom 23
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Royal Albert Hall
2004-08-01T00:00:22
1
Aug
2004

Proms 2004: Prom 23

Royal Albert Hall

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