Welcome to the Home Page of Canadian concert organist and choral conductor, Ian Sadler. Ian enjoys an active career as an organist and choral conductor.
2014 began with Ian conducting his choir, The Cathedral Singers of Ontario, in a week of daily services at St. Paul's Cathedral, London England. In the spring, The Stratford Concert Choir held a reception and dinner in honour of Ian's 25th Season as its Artistic Director. In August Ian was Organist-in-Residence for a week at Christ's Church Cathedral in Oxford, playing for the daily services at which his Cathedral Singers of Ontario sang under Guest Conductor, Martin Elliott.
This season (2014-2015) continues to be a busy one for Ian. He will be conducting Handel's 'Messiah' and Bach's 'St. John Passion'; presenting his ever popular 'organ only' Oratorio accompaniments for Mozart 'Requiem', Handel's 'Messiah'; Mendelssohn's 'Elijah' and Haydn's 'Creation'. Alongside a number of organ recitals, he has also been asked to return to Knox Presbyterian Church in Milton to present improvised organ accompaniment to the silent movie, 'The General', starring Buster Keaton. Concerts this season will take Ian from Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto (December 13) to Coventry Cathedral in England (July 20). Please see Ian's Concert Diary for more details.
In January, Ian returned to St. Paul's for a 6th time with his Cathedral Singers of Ontario. He also conducted the choir for further services at Southwark and Guildford Cathedrals in its post-Christmas visit to London. To round out the season, in July 2015, Ian will run a Choral Course at Christ's College, Cambridge. The choir will then sing for a week of services at Worcester Cathedral under the Guest Conductor, Simon Lole, formerly Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral. For this week, Ian will be Organist-in-Residence at Worcester Cathedral. The week of singing the daily services at Worcester Cathedral will mark the choir's 22nd visit to sing the services at a British Cathedral in the UK since its founding in 1999.