“Music can add a semblance of sanity to a world that is full of conflict. I firmly believe that it teaches us to love not hate, to be humble rather than arrogant, and to build not destroy. I believe in the importance and the need of the work of Music Action International and am incredibly proud to become their musical ambassador. I urge you to support this wonderful charity.”
Harry Christophers is known internationally as founder and conductor of The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, as well as a regular guest conductor for many of the major symphony orchestras and opera companies worldwide. He has directed The Sixteen throughout Europe, America and the Far East gaining a distinguished reputation for his work in Renaissance, Baroque and 20th-century music.
He has made a significant contribution to the recording catalogue for which he has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Classical Brit Award 2005 for his disc entitled Renaissance and a Grammy nomination for his CD IKON. Harry Christophers is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. In October 2008, he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Leicester.