Ian Sadler

Ian Sadler is a Canadian concert organist and choral director. He has recently completed his 26th Season as Artistic Director of The Stratford Concert Choir.  His Cathedral Singers of Ontario have recently undertaken its 22nd visit to the UK acting as choir-in-residence for a week at Worcester Cathedral.  Recitals have taken Ian most recently to Britain, Hawaii, Australia, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Denmark. In 1999, Ian was the first Canadian jury member for the Liszt Organ Playing Competition in Budapest, Hungary.   

Born in England, Ian was a boy chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Music Scholar at The King’s School, Canterbury and Organ Scholar at Bristol University. He was appointed Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1978, remaining there until 1980 when he moved to Canada following his appointment as Director of Music at Toronto’s Grace Church on-the-Hill and Choral Director at Upper Canada College.

The Royal Canadian College of Organists honoured Ian in 2007 with their highest award, “Fellowship of The Royal Canadian College of Organists.”

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