Jeffrey Skidmore, artistic director of Ex Cathedra, has been recognised with an OBE in the New Years Honours for services to choral music.
As one of the country’s foremost choral conductors, Jeffrey founded Ex Cathedra in 1969 and has developed it into the internationally-acclaimed choral group it has become today. He is the director of Ex Cathedra’s wide-reaching education programme.
Jeffrey is a pioneer in the field of research and performance of neglected choral works of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and he frequently gives choral training workshops and teaches at summer schools in the UK and overseas.
Ex Cathedra’s next performance is at Birmingham Town Hall with a programme of works by Parry, MacMillan and Panufnik.
You can view the list of New Years Honours 2015 here.