On Saturday 27th September at 20.00, the organist of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Professor Ian Tracey, will play a recital on our new organ here in St Joseph’s.
Tickets are £6 each and are now available from the Repository or pay at the door.
Minuee (Concierto VI par Dos Organos) Antonio Soler/Tracey
Adagio in g Thomaso Albinoni
Fantasia in G Major (BWV 572) J.S.Bach
Capriol Suite Peter Warlock/Tracey
Chorale nr. 3 en la mineur Cesar Franck
Variations on an Original Theme Flor Peeters
Nun Danket Alle Gott (BWV 79) J.S.Bach/Virgil Fox
Simple Gifts (Appalachian Melody) Trad arr. Virgil Fox
Scherzo ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Mendelssohn/Goss-Custard
Toccata ‘Tu es Petra’ Henri Mulet
PROFESSOR IAN TRACEY has had a life-long association with Liverpool Cathedral and its music and, with his two illustrious predecessors, continues the tradition of an almost apostolic succession. He studied organ with Lewis Rust and then with his immediate precursor Dr. Noel Rawsthorne. Studies at Trinity College, London, culminated in Fellowship, after which, scholarship grants enabled him to continue his studies in Paris, with both Andre Isoir and Jean Langlais.
In 1980 he became the youngest Cathedral Organist in the Country, and in 2007 after 27 years service, the Dean & Chapter created the post of ‘Organist Titulaire’, allowing him the freedom to devote more time to playing, lecturing, recording and writing. Since his appointment in 1980, he has played most of the major venues in this country, and an increasing number in Europe; very much in demand in the U.S.A., he has made 23 extensive tours, playing in all the major Cities and in 1999 & 2003 undertook major tours of Southern Australia, recitaling, examining and teaching. The past two seasons have included concerts in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Bermuda, Paris, Holland, Germany, Jersey & Spain.
On the wider musical canvas, he is a frequent broadcaster with the B.B.C., and his recordings on the Cathedral Organ have met with wide acclaim from the critics, recording for E.M.I., CHANDOS and PRIORY. He regularly examines and adjudicates and, over the past 28 years, has conducted over 250 concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus. He holds Fellowships from 20 prestigious musical institutions both here and abroad, including the Royal College of Organists, as one of only 28 Honorary Fellows worldwide. In 2006, the University of Liverpool conferred upon him Doctor of Music, in recognition of his long and distinguished service to music in Liverpool and of his national and international reputation. In 2008, the Royal School of Church Music and in 2009, the Guild of Church Musicians, awarded him Fellowships for distinguished services to church music and his international reputation as a church musician.
His other posts include: Organist to the City of Liverpool; at St. George’s Hall; Chorus Master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society; Guest Director of Music for the BBC Daily Service, Professor, Fellow and Organist at Liverpool, John Moores University, Tonal Director for Makin Organs & Copeman Hart Ltd. and past president of the Incorporated Association of Organists