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News 2012: (UK) The Sixteen News Release: Harry Christophers Receives CBE

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2012

(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.”

Click here to read Harry Christophers' biography or visit The Sixteen website for more information of the group. (Congratulations to Mr. Christophers from all of us at EarlyMusicNews.org)

(1. “CBE” -- abbreviations for "Commander of the Order of the British Empire", a grade in the Order of the British Empire. -- Wikipedia)