an organ recitalist and accompanist, Ian Hare has performed widely in
Britain and abroad, including France, Germany, Holland, and the USA.
He has played at many of the major London venues, notably Westminster
Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Temple Church and an appearance at the
BBC Proms. Performances in the past few years have also included
engagements in Vienna and Berlin, and recitals at Queen’s College,
Oxford and King’s College, Cambridge. He has made several recordings,
including broadcasts for radio and television, and organ CDs In
Pastures Green (2002) and Spirit of the North (2006). He is also a
composer, specializing in choral and organ music, and has had a number
of works performed and published in Britain and the USA.
Currently, Ian is the Director of Music at Crosthwaite Church, Keswick, in the Lake District, directs the Keswick Choral Society and is Chorus Master of the Cumbria Rural Choirs. From 1981 to 1989 he was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Cartmel Priory and then Sub-Organist at Carlisle Cathedral until 1995. After founding the Lancaster Singers in 1975 he remained their Musical Director until 1989, conducting many choral works with orchestra and professional soloists.