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The Seckerson Tapes: Conductor Stephen Layton | reviews, news & interviews

The Seckerson Tapes: Conductor Stephen Layton

The Seckerson Tapes: Conductor Stephen Layton

Choral master on his crusade to bring the music of the Baltic to London audiences

He is currently Director of Music at Trinity College, Cambridge and newly appointed as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia where he succeeds the late lamented Richard Hickox. His ambitions for the orchestra - which has a special relationship with the human voice and in particular Stephen's well-established choirs Polyphony and the Holst Singers - are nothing if not challenging with particular emphasis on his personal crusade to bring the music of the Baltic States into greater circulation. Stephen shares the details of his inaugural concert at the helm of the City of London Sinfonia (at Cadogan Hall on 30 October), which is not so much a concert, more a manifesto.

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