News 2012: (UK) The Sixteen News Release: Harry Christophers Receives CBE
(From a recent The Sixteen news release)
“ We are thrilled to announce that The Sixteen’s founder and conductor Harry Christophers has been recognised in the Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours List, receiving a CBE1 for services to music.
In a statement he says: ‘It is one of the greatest honours to receive this award, and it is with enormous pride that I thank the wealth of wonderful musicians, supporters and audiences whom I have conducted and performed for throughout my career.’
From all of the musicians and staff at The Sixteen, we wish Harry the warmest of congratulations for what is a truly outstanding career. We look forward to working with him on the many exciting projects which are planned for The Sixteen’s 2012/13 season and beyond.”
(1. “CBE” -- abbreviations for "Commander of the Order of the British Empire", a grade in the Order of the British Empire. -- Wikipedia)