Rutter, received his first musical education as a chorister at Highgate School, London. He studied music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he wrote his first published compositions and conducted his first recording while still a student.
He became their director of music when he was 30; however he gave up the post to concentrate on composing in 1979.
He now runs his own professional choir, the Cambridge Singers, and his own record company, Collegium.
Rutter has become synonymus with Christmas, having written over 20 carols which are widely sung the world over, including Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, Star Carol, Nativity Carol and Donkey Carol. He also co-edits the popular series Carols for Choir with Sir David Willcocks.
The video is Jesus Child performed by Singing Out, 2010