John Rutter’s Frequently Asked Questions

In a series of blog posts over the coming months, John will answer the questions he is most frequently asked. He will talk in detail about his first musical memories, including the music he grew up around at home; reminisce about his time at school and university; explain how the Cambridge Singers came about; and offer advice to young composers.

The first two blog posts are out now and can be found here:

  1. John’s first musical memories, including his early teachers and influences.
  2. John’s school years, and the possibilities opened up by his time at Cambridge University 

In the next blog post John explains how it was that he was appointed Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge, and tells a little bit about his time directing the chapel choir and the routine of college life.