This page is no longer updated as Ian sadly passed away in December 2020.

Previous events

Worcester Cathedral - Nine Lessons and Carols

Worcester Cathedral

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.

Gloucester Cathedral - Eucharist

Gloucester Cathedral, UK

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 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.

Worcester Cathedral - Holy Communion Service

Worcester Cathedral, UK

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.


Gloucester Cathedral - Good Friday Service

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

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.


Gloucester Cathedral - Evensong

Gloucester Cathedral

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.


Great Malvern Priory - Recital

Malvern Priory, Malvern, Worcestershire

"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.