Musical Director

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 Reading Haydn Choir since 1989, he accompanies the South Chiltern Choral Society and Cantemus of Newbury. He also works with dramatic societies and in recitals.

Recently Ian 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 was organist and choirmaster at St. Peter's, Caversham for 26 years 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.