Stephen Darlington

Conductor/organist. Born 21 September 1952
Stephen Darlington
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1952-09-21
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Stephen Darlington

Stephen Darlington Biography (Wikipedia)

Stephen Mark Darlington, MBE is a British choral director and conductor, and president of the Royal College of Organists from 1999–2001.

Darlington attended King's School, Worcester. Then during the early 1970s, he was organ scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, studying under Simon Preston. After this he was appointed assistant organist at Canterbury Cathedral, where he stayed for four years before being appointed as Master of the Music for St Albans Cathedral Choir, where he was also music director of the International Organ Festival.[citation needed]

In 1985, Darlington returned to Christ Church as organist and tutor in music, holding the post for 33 years. He was succeeded by Stephen Grahl in September 2018.

Darlington's recorded works amount to over 50 albums, of which several have won awards and other recognition such as Gramophone recommendations.[citation needed]

Darlington has travelled worldwide both with the choir and as an organist and conductor, directing, among others, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, London Mozart Players, English Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Hanover Band, English String Orchestra and London Musici. Christ Church choir have sung under his direction with Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, James Bowman and others. He has also collaborated with contemporary composers including John Tavener and Howard Goodall (e.g., the theme music for The Vicar of Dibley), and was featured in Goodall's ChoirWorks and OrganWorks series.

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Michael Tippett
Crown of the Year: Victoria rules an Autumn land
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Crown of the Year: Victoria rules an Autumn land

Crown of the Year: Victoria rules an Autumn land

Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Ensemble
Medici String Quartet
Michael Tippett
Dance, Clarion Air
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Dance, Clarion Air

Dance, Clarion Air

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Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Michael Tippett
Bonny at morn
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Bonny at morn
Michael Tippett
Crown of the Year (Prelude - Autumn; Victoria Rules)
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Crown of the Year (Prelude - Autumn; Victoria Rules)
Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.1; Steal away
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5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.1; Steal away
Michael Tippett
By and by (5 Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
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By and by (5 Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
Nobody Knows (5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time')
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Nobody Knows (5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time')
Michael Tippett
Prelude 'Autumn' (Crown of the Year)
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Prelude 'Autumn' (Crown of the Year)
Michael Tippett
Dance, clarion air (A Garland for the Queen)
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Dance, clarion air (A Garland for the Queen)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
All people that on earth do dwell (The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune)
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All people that on earth do dwell (The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune)
George Frideric Handel
O ruddier than the cherry (Acis & Galatea)
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O ruddier than the cherry (Acis & Galatea)
Francesco Durante
Lacrimosa (Requiem in C minor)
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Lacrimosa (Requiem in C minor)

Lacrimosa (Requiem in C minor)

Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
The Sixteen
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Sicut cervus
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Sicut cervus

Sicut cervus

Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Howard Goodall
Spared
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Spared

Spared

Choir
Choir of Christ Church College, Oxford
Orchestra
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Michael Tippett
Nobody knows (Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
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Nobody knows (Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
Franz Xaver Gruber
Silent Night
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Silent Night
Michael Tippett
Victoria rules an autumn land (Crown of the Year)
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Victoria rules an autumn land (Crown of the Year)
William Mathias
There is no rose of such virtue
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There is no rose of such virtue

There is no rose of such virtue

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Simon Lawford
Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Herbert Howells
Like as the hart
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Like as the hart
John Browne
Salve Regina Mb.II For 5 Voices
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Salve Regina Mb.II For 5 Voices

Salve Regina Mb.II For 5 Voices

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Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Francesco Durante
Organ Concerto in B flat major (1st mvt)
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Organ Concerto in B flat major (1st mvt)

Organ Concerto in B flat major (1st mvt)

Performer
Clive Driskill-Smith
Ensemble
Oxford Baroque
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William Mathias
Ave Rex, Op 45; 4, Sir Christèmas
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Ave Rex, Op 45; 4, Sir Christèmas
Francesco Durante
Requiem Mass in Cminor, iii. Sequentia
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Requiem Mass in Cminor, iii. Sequentia
William Walton
Where does the uttered music go? for chorus [SATB]
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Where does the uttered music go? for chorus [SATB]

Where does the uttered music go? for chorus [SATB]

Performer
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Trad.
Bonny at morn
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Bonny at morn
Howard Goodall
Eternal Light: Lacrymosa
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Eternal Light: Lacrymosa

Eternal Light: Lacrymosa

Choir
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral
Oxford
Orchestra
Robert Parsons
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
John Sheppard
Gaude, gaude, gaude, Maria
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Gaude, gaude, gaude, Maria
Thomas Weelkes
Alleluia I heard a voice
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Alleluia I heard a voice
Howard Goodall
The Lord is My Shepherd (Eternal Light)
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The Lord is My Shepherd (Eternal Light)
Gustav Holst
In The Bleak Mid Winter
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In The Bleak Mid Winter
Herbert Howells
Like as the Hart
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Like as the Hart
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford
King Herod and the cock - carol for chorus
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King Herod and the cock - carol for chorus
William Mathias
Let the People Praise Thee, O God
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Let the People Praise Thee, O God
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir, Kenneth Leighton, Stephen Farr & Stephen Darlington
Solus ad victimam
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Solus ad victimam

Solus ad victimam

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Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir, Kenneth Leighton, Stephen Farr & Stephen Darlington
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George Frideric Handel
Lord, I trust thee (final chorus from Brockes Passion) (feat. Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford & Stephen Darlington)
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Lord, I trust thee (final chorus from Brockes Passion) (feat. Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford & Stephen Darlington)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1974: Prom 10
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St Augustine's Church, Kilburn
1974-07-29T16:55:14
29
Jul
1974

Proms 1974: Prom 10

St Augustine's Church, Kilburn

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