John Rutter

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Birth

September 24,1945

John Milford Rutter was born in London,England

High School

September 1,1960

Rutter recieved his first musical education as a chorister at Highgate School

Clare College

1963

Went to go study at Clare College, where he composed his first compositions and did his first recording, still as a student

Gloria

1974

John Rutter conducted his new Choral Piece,Gloria, in the Witherspoon Hall, at Joselyn Art Museum.It has become a much preformed favorite over the years.

Teacher

1975

At the age of 30, he returned to Clare, where he served as director of music.

Honorary Fellow

1980

Rutter was made Honorary Fellow of Westminster Choir College.

Cambridge Singers

1981

After leaving the position of a teacher, he formed the the Cambridge Singers. They became very famous and had many recordings and broadcasts.

Illness

1985 - 1992

Rutter suffered severely from Chronic Fatigue Symptom and could not write music on commision anymore.

Wedding

2011

Rutter composes and played his new anthem," This is the day which the Lord hath made," for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton!

Present Day

2013

John Rutter still composes and records music.