Keswick Choral Societ Keswick Choral Society: Director of Music

Ian is the Musical Director of Keswick Choral Society, which puts on a programme of concerts each season, sometimes with orchestra. Recent programmes have included Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem and Britten St Nicholas. The Keswick choir has also collaborated with St. Herbert's School, Keswick in a performance of Ian's composition The Vale of Keswick. Concerts take place in the Theatre By The Lake and local churches. Full details can be found on the website.

Choir rehearsals are held from 7.00-9.00pm on Tuesday evenings at Crosthwaite Parish Room, Main Street, Keswick.

Cumbria Rural Choirs Cumbria Rural Choirs:
Vice President

The Cumbria Rural Choirs is a confederation of choirs from throughout North Cumbria which gives an annual concert in the region's major venue, in Carlisle. From 1989 to 2014 Ian Hare coordinated the planning, with a committee, and directed most of the joint rehearsals. Major choral works are performed, such as Bach Mass in B minor, Mendelssohn Elijah and Walton Belshazzar's Feast, with professional orchestra, soloists and guest conductors, such as Sir Philip Ledger, Dr Donald Hunt and Simon Halsey. A Junior Choir, drawn from local schools took part recently in John Rutter's Mass of the Children, as part of an ongoing programme of educational outreach.

Carlisle Cathedral Carliol Choir

Please visit my Church Music page for more information about the Carlisle Cathedral Carliol Choir.