Stephen Darlington MBE
Posted on 1st Jan, 2019
Stephen Darlington has been awarded an MBE for services to music.
He said it was a ‘lovely surprise to get an honour for doing a job I have found so rewarding for all these years.’
Professor Darlington had been in the post of Organist for 33 years until he stepped down last September. Richard Murray, Headmaster, said he was ‘thrilled’ that Professor Darlington had received an MBE and that ‘no-one deserves this more.’ Professor Darlington had worked closely with the Cathedral Choir and Mr Murray was ‘proud that our choristers have played their part in his success.’ He went on to say that ‘Stephen would be the last person to blow his own trumpet so I’m pleased that it has been blown for him.’
The Cathedral Chapter was also pleased, the Sub Dean, Edward Newey, said ‘I was delighted to hear that Stephen was to be honoured in this fitting way. He made an extraordinary contribution to our music and worship here in the Cathedral over more than three decades, and is greatly respected for his work around the world. We are all delighted to see this recognition in the 2019 New Year’s Honours. Our congratulations to him.’