happy birthday john rutter

by pieces of moments

Today is the 64th birthday of John Rutter who, as the kids at BBC Music Magazine adroitly observed, is the “choral world’s Father Christmas.”

And, to tie it all together, did you know that in 1974 Rutter visited Omaha, Nebraska (A.K.A. my glorious home town) to premiere his “Gloria”? Uh-huh.