Ian le Grice

Ian Le GriceIan le Grice’s career embraces all aspects of organ playing: concerto performances, solo recitals, recitals with singers and instrumentalists, continuo playing, orchestral work and the accompaniment of church services. For 30 years he was assistant organist of the Temple Church and is currently organist of Reigate St. Mary’s Choir School, accompanist to the Saint Cecilia Chorus and Croydon Philharmonic Choir of which he is a Vice President. He has held teaching posts at the Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music and the University of Reading.

In 1957 Ian le Grice joined the Temple Church choir as a treble becoming in time head chorister and a principal soloist. He subsequently assisted four Directors of Music at the Temple: George Thalben-Ball, John Birch, Stephen Layton and James Vivian and played the organ for the world premiere of the late John Tavener’s “Veil of the Temple” in 2003 conducted by Stephen Layton.

Since 2005 Ian le Grice has collaborated with trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins to present recitals which have taken them to many parts of the country. Their aim is to share good music with people in an informal setting.

For further information or enquiries, please email Ian@leGrice.plus.com and visit Crispian’s website: www.crispiansteeleperkins.com