John Rutter succeeds Leopold de Rothschild as President of The Bach Choir

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John Rutter succeeds Leopold de Rothschild as President of The Bach Choir

We are delighted that John Rutter CBE has become President of The Bach Choir, succeeding Leopold de Rothschild who died last year.

John has a long association with The Bach Choir which began in the 1950s when he attended our Christmas concerts and annual performances of St. Matthew Passion as a boy.  His work with Sir David Willcocks, the Choir’s Musical Director from 1960-1998 is well-known, and this led to the inclusion of many of his carols in our Christmas repertoire over a number of years. Most recently, we joined forces with John and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to record the highly acclaimed Christmas release The Colours of Christmas, which reached No. 3 in the Official Classical Charts in 2011.

John has been a Vice President of The Bach Choir since 2006.

For more information on John’s remarkable career, click here.