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Organ Gala - 'An Evening with Carlo Curly'

Music (General)

Main Cathedral
23rd June 2012 19:30 - 21:30

Put this date in your diary for a special feast of organ music featuring virtuoso concert organist Carlo Curly, and Ian Tracey (Organist Titulaire).

The Cathedral is delighted to host this Gala Organ Concert given by international concert virtuoso organist, CARLO CURLEY (pictured below, left). Carlo will present a programme in his inimitable style and will be joined by the Cathedral Organist, Professor Ian Tracey, (pictured below, right) who will duet with him on a specially installed custom built MAKIN organ, and it promises to be an exciting venture into the world of organ music as the two organists 'do battle' on several organs presenting a mixed, popular programme of solo and duet items.

The concert is a fundraiser for the ongoing £900,000 appeal to renovate the cathedral organ; internationally renowned as one of the greatest church organs in the world, built as the largest musical instrument ever conceived, and still the largest organ in the UK today.

Completed in 1926, it has 8 manual divisions and pedals, 199 drawstops, 10,267 pipes, and is played from 2 huge consoles. It has the power of a jumbo jet on take-off, or 5 brass bands in an enclosed space, and an ability to thrill even the least organ-minded listener.

The Appeal, now in its 3rd year, has already raised over £250,000 but is still £650,000 short of its total and this is one of many events to raise awareness and complete the total.

Carlo Curley is, this year, celebrating 40 years of concert appearances in the UK. He is a larger-than-life character, extremely good in interview, very witty and knowledgeable. 

Admission charges
£15.00 per seat, 

Concessions £10
(for groups of 10 or more, and for Patrons of the Organ on production of their membership card)

Tickets can be obtained by sending the appropriate amount by cheque made payable to 'Liverpool Cathedral Foundation', together with a pre-addressed envelope, to

The Fundraising Department
Organ Gala Tickets
St James' House
20 St James' Road
Liverpool
L1 7BY

Tickets will then be despatched by post.

Car parking: pay on exit

More information can be found on http://www.itracey.org/index.php  

Download your own flyer of the Organ Recital Season here

Other useful email contacts:

Carlo Curley www.carlo.com
Ian Tracey www.iantracey.com
Makin Organs www.makinorgans.co.uk
David Wells Organbuilders www.dwob.co.uk
Diocesan Press Officer stuart.haynes@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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