QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
With 40 years' experience as a school, parish and community musician, over the decade between 2008 and moving to Sussex in 2018 Ian ran the music in a village parish, including devising, coordinating and performing in most of 30-odd 'Parish Prom' fundraising concerts (2010-17). He meanwhile founded and directed two other community choirs, and conducted and accompanied other groups ~ including acting as MD to the Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir, and as répétiteur and occasional pit keyboardist to Abingdon Operatic [= stage-musical] Society on a run of 30 shows over 15 years. He has also directed two 'scratch' come-&-sing 'Messiah's.
A holder of the Archbishops' Certificate of the Guild of Church Musicians (by self-directed private study, 1997), Ian is a Fellow of the Society of Crematorium Organists, and has been an active local Friend of the English Music Festival, writing and editing material for its annual Programme Book (doubling as a Festschrift); hi...