Awards honour for a cappella ensemble
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Choral group Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have been named this year's Artist of the Year at the Classic FM Gramophone Awards in London.
Hailed as "the world's leading choral ambassadors", the ensemble also won the Baroque Vocal Award for their recording of Handel's Coronation Anthems.
"This is quite simply the icing on the cake to what has been an incredible year," said founder Harry Christophers.
"The Sixteen are a joy to conduct and, above all, they are also my friends."
The Sixteen were founded by Christophers as a group of 16 singers specialising in English music from the 16th Century.
Now celebrating their 30th anniversary, the choral group have 75 titles on their own label and conduct an annual tour of the UK.