A freelance conductor, organist, pianist and composer, Rufus was Organist and Assistant Director at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace from 2003 – 2023 as well as a long-serving Musical Director of Surrey Youth Choir. He became Artistic Director of The English Chamber Choir in January 2024. He also holds conducting posts with VIVAMUS Chamber Choir, Dacorum Community Choir (founder) and Hertfordshire Music Service (most notably as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Schools’ Galas at the Royal Albert Hall since 2014). He is also the Accompanist of Hertfordshire Chorus, one of the UK’s finest symphonic choirs.

Rufus studied music as an Organ Scholar at Merton College, Oxford University. He subsequently became Organ Scholar of Worcester Cathedral and undertook prize-winning postgraduate study in Choral Direction and Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music.

Rufus has always maintained a versatile approach to music-making, seeking to ensure that barriers to quality music-making are overcome. As such, alongside his work as a professional musician, he nurtures the music at his local primary school (Samuel Lucas JMI School, Hitchin) as well as working as an animateur for the Chorister Outreach Project at St Albans Cathedral.

Rufus’ performances have included numerous UK cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, La Madeleine (Paris), Kaunas Cathedral, St Thomas’s Leipzig, St Paul’s Basilica (Rome), Cologne Cathedral, Haarlem Cathedral and Longwood Gardens (Pennsylvania). He has worked with musicians and performers including Emma Johnson, Crispian Steele Perkins, Kiri te Kanawa, José Carreras, Ian McMillan and Michael Rosen. He works with numerous orchestras as a guest conductor including The Hanover Band, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Southbank Sinfonia and the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists in collaboration with his choirs.

Rufus appears as a conductor, organist and composer on the Signum Classics, Resonus Classics, Diversions and Divine Art record labels and his work is frequently broadcast on national radio and television. Rufus was awarded Her Majesty’s Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals as well as a 2023 Coronation Medal.

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The English Chamber Choir - Love Divine (Hitchin Festival) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2024-07-26T00:00:00Z">Fri 26 Jul 2024</span>The English Chamber Choir - Love Divine (Hitchin Festival) / Fri 26 Jul 2024

The English Chamber Choir is one of the UK’s leading and busiest vocal ensembles. ​Recent highlights include the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hal...