Stephen Cleobury, director of music at King’s College, Cambridge, from 1982 until his retirement in July, has died at 70.
Cleobury was most widely known for leading the Kings College Choir of men and boys in the British university’s annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, broadcast worldwide and frequently issued on recordings. His last performance of the festival in 2018 marked the centenary of the event. He also led celebrated recordings of Handel’s “Messiah,” J.S. Bach’s passions and the requiems of Mozart and Fauré, and recorded varied repertory as an organist.
An obituary by Barry Millington for The Guardian: