About Stephen Rice
Choral conductor and musicologist Stephen Rice is a specialist in Renaissance choral music. He was a choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and he held a fellowship at the University of Southampton. He received his doctorate in 2004 from Oxford University with a dissertation on the five-part motets of Nicolas Gombert. He has also written scholarly articles on the works of Thomas Tallis, Josquin Des Prez, Cristóbal de Morales, and Jacobus Clemens non Papa. Rice was the director of the New Chamber Opera Studio from 2000 to 2005, and he was the director of music from 2003 to 2011 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford. Founding the Brabant Ensemble in 1998, Rice has led the group as its director, recording choral music by Thomas Crecquillon, Pierre de Manchicourt, Orlande de Lassus, Cipriano de Rore, Pierre de la Rue, Jacob Obrecht, and other Renaissance composers on the Hyperion label.