Christopher Duarte was born in London and studied the cello from an early age. He studied
music at Dartington College of Arts and the University of Surrey, UK, performing on the cello
and the viola da gamba. After three years working at the BBC he and his wife bought a music
shop in 1987, in Norwich, 150 kms NE of London. In 1988 he joined Norwich Cathedral Choir,
where he sang daily services for 18 years until, in 2006, he became Director of Music at the
Roman Catholic Cathedral in Norwich, where he stayed for 8 years. He now directs a mixed
choir of 40 voices in Norwich.
In 2017 he started to concentrate on the guitar music of his father, John Duarte. This included
organising the Centenary Concert, on 2 October 2019, in London and also working with music
publishers to make his works more available. This year 5 new pieces have been published or re-
printed and 10 pieces have been recorded on CD, with more to follow.