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John Rutter was brought into this world in London, a city in which he lived in the upper level of a bar for most of his childhood. He went to school at Highgate a place where he would meet many of his lifelong friends and as a choir director’s understudy at college he helped record the original version of War Requiem with guidance of yet another renowned individual. He proceeded to become help support in the reading of sheet music at Clare College. At this college he was also a distinguished singer at the school choir. Though he was still finishing his schooling he had his first songs written and sent into the world, like the Shepherd’s Pipe Carol which he wrote before he turned 18. He went on to became the composer of music at yet another college for almost half a decade where he helped the them reach worldwide recognition.In 1981, John started his own group he called the Cambridge Singers. He personally lead and conducts this group and he has produced many of his major hit, some of which are redone, but most are his personal works. Some of these songs were produced under his personal production project called Collegium Records. John now live in a place called Cambridgeshire where he consistently directs many choral groups and orchestras that come from many different places in the worldIn 1980, John became a prestigious part of the renowned  Westminster Choir College, Princeton. In 1988 John was then allowed to become a member of the Guild of Church Musicians. In 2008, he was made an honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple at the same time becoming a major if not profound role in the Temple Festival by 2008.From 1985 to 1992, Rutter suffered severely from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME, or chronic fatigue syndrome), which restricted his output; after 1985 he stopped writing music on commission, as he was unable to guarantee meeting deadlines.4Rutter also works as an arranger and editor. As a young man he collaborated with Sir David Willcocks on five volumes of the extraordinarily successful Carols for Choirs anthology series.He was inducted as a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity in 1985. Rutter is also a Vice President of the Joyful Company of Singers, and is President of The Bach Choir.

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