Choral Prof scoops Gramophone Award

first_imgThe leader of New College’s choir has won a Gramophone Grammy Award.The prize is often referred to as “the Oscar for classical music.” It is the latest triumph of the summer for Edward Higginbottom, after he was also appointed as Britain’s first ever Choral Professor.The 61-year-old became New College’s Director of Music at the age of 29. Under his leadership, the college Choir received the Gramophone Award for its recording of a piece by the 16th century composer Nicholas Ludford. He said of his appointment: ‘This shows choral music is a fully integrated part of the academic activity of the University.”last_img