Please note, due to the unforeseen outbreak of coronavirus, it is with a heavy heart but the best intentions that St George’s Hall has made the decision to cancel this event in the interests of public health and safety. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to resume normal service with our events as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Given by the widely revered Professor Ian Tracey, Organist to the City of Liverpool, our organ recitals take place on various Tuesdays throughout 2020, from 12.45pm – 1.30pm.
Please Note: Tickets for this event can be purchased online or on the door.
About the Willis Organ at St George’s Hall
The organ at St George’s Hall was built by “Father” Henry Willis and completed in 1855, It has since undergone numerous renovations, due to modernisation and maintenance. The Willis Organ is supported by proceeds from St George’s Hall Charitable Trust.
About Professor Ian Tracey
Ian Tracey has a life-long association with the City of Liverpool and its music. A native Liverpudlian, he studied at Trinity College, London, and at St. Katharine’s College, Liverpool, winning scholarships to study organ in Paris with Andre Isoir and Jean Langlais and conducting with Vernon Handley.
He was appointed Organist of Liverpool Cathedral in 1980, since which time he has played most of the major venues in the UK, many of the prestigious organs in Europe and has made 25 extensive tours of the USA and two of Australia.
1985 saw his appointment as Liverpool City Organist and as Chorus Master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society; in which latter capacity, he has conducted over 250 concerts with the Society’s orchestra and choir. In 1988 he was elected Professor, Fellow and Organist at Liverpool, John Moores’ University, and appointed as a Guest Director of Music for the BBC’s Daily Service.
In addition to that from his Alma Mater, he holds Fellowships from many prestigious musical institutions, including the Royal College of Organists, Royal School of Church Music, Guild of Church Musicians and the Royal Society of Arts. In 1994, he was awarded the North West Arts Award for Classical Music and in 2006 The University of Liverpool conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Music (Honoris Causa), in recognition of his long and distinguished service to music in Liverpool and of his national and international reputation as a musician.
He was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Merseyside in 2015.
Organ Recital Series Dates – 2020
Tuesday 14 January
Tuesday 4 February
Tuesday 3 March
Tuesday 21 April
Tuesday 19 May
Tuesday 16 June
Tuesday 14 July
Tuesday 8 September
Tuesday 13 October
Tuesday 10 November
Tuesday 8 December
Please Note: All of the above recitals take place from 12.45pm-1.30pm.