Biography of Curror Ian:
Ian Curror has, since 1974, been Organist of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. home of the famous Chelsea Pensioners. He is only the fourteenth to hold the post since 1693, and the first man to be appointed since 1823. Among his famous predecessors are Charles Wesley and the music historian Charles Burney (father of the diarist Fanny Burney). The Royal Hospital maintains a professional Chapel Choir which performs a wide variety of church music within a liturgical setting, and it has become established, under Ian Curror's directorship, as one of London's leading church choirs. Together with his duties at the Royal Hospital, Ian Curror pursues a busy musical career as a solo recitalist and as an organ accompanist and continuo player. He has played at most of the country's leading cathedrals and concert halls and also on tours to Canada, USA and Bermuda. He has recorded for EMI and Guild Music. Other activities include teaching, conducting, examining and adjudicating. He is a professor at the Royal College of Music, a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal College of Organists and Chairman of the Church Music Society.