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Choirs

Keswick Choral Societ Keswick Choral Society: Director of Music

Ian is the Musical Director of Keswick Choral Society, which puts on a programme of concerts each season, sometimes with orchestra. Recent programmes have included Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem and Britten St Nicholas. The Keswick choir has also collaborated with St. Herbert's School, Keswick in a performance of Ian's composition The Vale of Keswick. Concerts take place in the Theatre By The Lake and local churches. Full details can be found on the website.

Choir rehearsals are held from 7.00-9.00pm on Tuesday evenings at Crosthwaite Parish Room, Main Street, Keswick.

Cumbria Rural Choirs Cumbria Rural Choirs:
Vice President

The Cumbria Rural Choirs is a confederation of choirs and singers from throughout North Cumbria (the former Cumberland) which gives an annual concert usually in Carlisle or Penrith. From 1989 to 2014 Ian was the Chorus Master, which involved co-ordinating the musical planning and directing the combined rehearsals. Large scale choral works have been performed, under the direction of guest conductors such as Sir Philip Ledger, Dr. Donald Hunt and Simon Halsey. A Junior Choir has taken part in works by John Rutter and Andrew Carter. On his retirement from this position, Ian was invited to become a Vice President.

Carlisle Cathedral Carliol Choir

Please visit my Church Music page for more information about the Carlisle Cathedral Carliol Choir.

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