Ian is a multi-genre composer
with a particular love for classical choral music 

 

 The St. John Passion 
"A superb achievement" 

Robert Sharpe, Director of Music, York Minster 

 

CD - from Root to Sky 
"Lovely music... beautiful melodies...
wonderful tone... very atmospheric" 

Chris Leslie, Fairport Convention & Feast of Fiddles 

 

A Worcestershire Song Cycle 
"Ian King has produced a masterpiece" 

John Phillpott, Worcester Journal 

 

CD - Branching Out 
"Beautifully played and expertly arranged... 
a distinctly stylish folk-meets-classical album" 

FATEA Magazine

 


CLASSICAL COMMISSIONS
 

Christmas Hath a Darkness
A carol, words by Christina Rossetti - Hereford Cathedral Choir 2019 

The Christmas Truce 
A setting of Carol Ann Duffy's poem - Gloucester Cathedral Choir 2018 

The Infant King 
A carol - Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir 2018 

Responses 
Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir 2017 

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis 
Gloucester Cathedral Girl Choristers 2017 

A Worcester Fantasy for Organ 
Three Choirs Festival 2017, live on Radio 3 

Psalm 150 for Choir and Mixed Instruments 
King's School, Worcester 2017 

From heaven Above to Earth I Come 
A carol - Worcester Cathedral Choir 2016 

To the Eternal Father 
Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers, with organ and handbells, 2016 

The Gloucester Service 
Three Choirs Festival 2016, live on Radio 3 - Recordings above 

The St. John Passion 
Gloucester Cathedral Choir 2014 

 A Worcestershire Song Cycle 
Three Choirs Festival 2011

 

 

 First performance of The Gloucester Service,  Gloucester Cathedral

LATEST NEWS

CATHEDRAL WEBCAST RECORDING:

Listen here to
Hereford Cathedral Choir
sing Ian's carol
"Christmas Hath a Darkness" 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS:

3 of Ian's carols were sung in Services in Hereford & Worcester Cathedrals
this Christmas