Iestyn Evans has had the pleasure of playing for Chorleywood Choral Society for concerts for around ten years and has played for them on their summer tours since 2009.
He is Director of Music at St James’s, Spanish Place, one of London’s foremost Catholic churches, and of St Botolph without Bishopsgate in the city. In addition to this, Iestyn is school organist at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, one of the country’s leading state schools where for many years he has conducted the school orchestra in a wide variety of works including Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, Borodin’s Second Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony. He has also directed performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Britten’s Noye’s Fludde.
Iestyn regularly performs as a soloist and accompanist in the UK and internationally, at venues which have included St John’s Smith Square; Notre-Dame de Paris; St Patrick’s, New York; Brussels Cathedral; Chartres Cathedral; Stephansdom, Vienna and St Peter’s, Rome. His discography includes four CDs by the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School as well as recordings of works by Georg Schumann, a recording with the choir of St Etheldreda’s and a recently released solo CD recorded at St James’s.
He read music at The Queen’s College, Oxford where he was organ scholar, and studied with David Titterington at the Royal Academy of Music. Past appointments have included organ scholarships at Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St Davids Cathedral, and seven years as Organist of St Etheldreda’s, Ely Place.