This page is no longer updated as Ian sadly passed away in December 2020.
Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir. Includes two carols by Ian - 'The Infant King' written for the Chamber Choir in 2018 - and the first performance of a new setting of 'Away in the Manger', written specially for the Chamber Choir in 2020. Two carol services due to social distancing - 5pm-6pm and 7.30pm-8.30pm. Conductor: Stephen Shellard
Free. Book in advance.
Ian's latest piece written for Gloucester Cathedral Choir, a setting of the Advent Collect 'Almighty God, give us grace', will be sung by the choir as the Communion motet, conducted by Adrian Partington. This is the final piece that Ian composed for Gloucester, due to terminal illness. You can attend in person or join the live streaming of the event at gloucestercathedral.org.uk. Please see website for details. Ian has had a very fruitful creative relationship with Gloucester Cathedral and its Director of Music Adrian Partington in recent years. The climax of this partnership will be a CD of Ian's music written for Gloucester, to be recorded in March 2021 and released by Somm recordings.
A special Holy Communion Service celebrating Harvest. Now that the cathedral choir are able to sing again for services, this morning's service will include the first performance of Ian's motet for Harvest '"For the beauty of the earth", a musical resetting of the well-known Harvest hymn words. Worcester Cathedral Choir, conducted by Samuel Hudstone; Nicholas Freestone organist.
As well as congregational attendance, the service will also be live-streamed on the Worcester Cathedral Facebook page.
CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
The annual performance of Ian's 'St. John Passion' will take place during the Good Friday Service. This is a 30 minute piece for choir and organ. There is a said service from 12 midday, then a sung service with the choir from 1.30 to 3 pm.
Conductor: Adrian Partington. Organist: Jonathan Hope.
CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
'The Gloucester Girls' Service' will be sung by the Girl Choristers at Evensong. Conductor: Nia Jones. Organist: Adrian Partington. This Service was originally commissioned for the first anniversary of the inauguration of Girl Choristers at Gloucester Cathedral, in November 2017.
Ian's setting of the Collect (prayer) for Candlemas, 'Almighty & Everliving God', will be sung by Gloucester Cathedral Choir, conducted by Adrian Partington. It was first performed by the choir at the Candlemas Carol Service in February 2019.
"Music for Advent to Candlemas": a recital by Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers with the cathedral Lay Clerks, which will include a performance of Ian's Christmas Carol 'The Infant King'. Conducted by Nicholas Freestone. The recital will last for 45 minutes and is preceded by Evensong, sung by the choir at 5 pm.
Second performance of a new carol commission for Hereford Cathedral Choir. A setting of Christina Rossetti's poem 'Christmas Eve'. Conductor - Geraint Bowen
Performance of Ian's carol 'From Heaven above to Earth I Come' by Worcester Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Samuel Hudson.
First performance of a new carol commission for Hereford Cathedral Choir. A setting of Christina Rossetti's poem 'Christmas Eve'. Conductor - Geraint Bowen
Performance of Ian's carol 'From Heaven Above to Earth I Come' by Worcester Cathedral Choir. Conductor - Samuel Hudson.
Performance of Ian's carol 'The Infant King' by Worcester Cathedral Choir with Girl Choristers. Conductor - Nicholas Freestone
Ian (Piano, Voice) and Claire King (Violin, Voice) are performing in 'Merry & Bright', a Christmas Concert at their local church. Scottish and Irish folk tunes, 4 part carols and songs with Hattie Amos and Kit Windows-Yule. A varied programme includes Barbourne Community Choir. Tickets £6 on the door.
Including a second performance of a new piece written by Ian for Bloxham School Chapel Choir on their tour of Rome.
A setting of 'There is a Season for Everything' verses from the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes. Choirmaster - James Ramm