Our accompanist

Ian Westley
After studying music at the University of Reading where he specialised in piano and organ, Ian has pursued a career as a music teacher and performer and has a large teaching practice in the Reading area.

As well as accompanying the South Chiltern Choral Society since 2003, he also accompanies Reading Haydn Choir, Dramatic Societies and at recitals. Recently Ian has performed throughout the country with Mark Kesel in a series of lecture recitals and educational workshops entitled ‘The Square on the Hippopotamus’.

Ian is also a singer and conductor and works extensively in the field of choral music. He is Organist and choirmaster at St. Peter’s, Caversham; conducts the ‘Newbury College Singers’ and ‘Cantemus of Newbury’, and runs and directs his own chamber choir, ‘Erleigh Cantors’, which specialises in singing choral music in the cathedrals of Southern England.

Leading Choral workshops has also become a regular part of Ian’s busy schedule. We are very lucky to have Ian as our accompanist.

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