Dr Stephen Darlington, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Music, and Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, is to be made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music. Honorary awards are conferred by the RSCM Council for outstanding contributions to church music, and the Fellowship is the highest award available.
The citation reads:
‘Dr Darlington has been Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, since 1985 where he has maintained exemplary daily standards of service and performance in cathedral music. He has been responsible for nurturing a generation of singers, organists and directors now working significantly in church music.’
He will receive his award at a special ceremony in Hereford Cathedral on 4 October 2014.