John Milford Rutter was born in London,England
Rutter recieved his first musical education as a chorister at Highgate School
Went to go study at Clare College, where he composed his first compositions and did his first recording, still as a student
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.
At the age of 30, he returned to Clare, where he served as director of music.
Rutter was made Honorary Fellow of Westminster Choir College.
After leaving the position of a teacher, he formed the the Cambridge Singers. They became very famous and had many recordings and broadcasts.
Rutter suffered severely from Chronic Fatigue Symptom and could not write music on commision anymore.
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!
John Rutter still composes and records music.