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Conductor Steven Fox has been called “visionary” by BBC Music Magazine, and named “a conductor to watch” by Seen and Heard International. Of a recent performance with The Clarion Choir, The New York Times praised his “deft guidance” and commented: “An inspired interpretation. Mr. Fox revealed the drama of the score with vivid dynamic shadings. Intonation and pacing were exemplary throughout the performance.”

Steven Fox is Artistic Director of New York’s renowned Clarion Orchestra and Clarion Choir. Over his tenure, the group has expanded its repertoire from Salamone Rossi to Aaron Copland. He has led the Clarion Society in highly acclaimed performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and Carnegie Hall. He continues to lead the Clarion Society in concert appearances throughout the New York metropolitan area. He recently conducted a new production of Mozart’s Die zauberflöte for L’Opéra de Québec.

Posted: Nov-13-2017
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The Cathedral Choral Society announced the four-year appointment of Steven Fox as Music Director beginning with the 2018-19 season. As its third Music Director, Fox will succeed Dr. J. Reilly Lewis who led the chorus from 1985 until 2016. Fox will serve as Music Director Designate for the 2017-18 season.

Posted: Nov-15-2017
Latest Recording

Passion Week is a long-lost choral masterpiece composed by Rimsky-Korsakov’s favourite student, heir apparent and son-in-law, Maximilian Steinberg. A product of his interest in the sacred and mystical, it is a tour de force of the systematic use of medieval Church Slavonic chant melodies and shares with Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil the colourful use of choral textures. Steinberg’s settings are complex and rich, with a diverse and sometimes daring harmonic palette, offering eleven movements of distinctive and expressive content that reveal an artist’s search for identity at a time of increasing hostility to religion.

Posted: Aug-1-2016
Latest Acclaim

"There’s a mystical quality, a whiff of incense, to Passion Week and, as the music ebbed and flowed, I was lulled into a wonderful, contemplative state. That was down also to the quality of the performance; expertly paced by the conductor Steven Fox, the singing was fluid and full of light and shade."

— The Times
Posted: Nov-3-2016
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Posted: Aug-22-2017