The Handel and Haydn Society is thrilled to announce that Artistic Director Harry Christophers has been recognized on the Queen of England's 2012 Birthday Honors List, receiving a CBE for services to music.
In a statement, Harry said: "It is one of the greatest honors to receive this award, and it is with enormous pride that I thank the wealth of wonderful musicians, supporters, and audiences whom I have conducted and performed for throughout my career."
CBE is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II, and stands for Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The Order of the British Empire is an order of Chivalry introduced by King George V in 1917 to recognize those who had served the country in a non-combatant role in World War I. Awards are given in five ranks; CBE is third from the top.
Read the press release: http://www.handelandhaydn.org/about/media/press-releases/2012-jun-19