Liverpool Cathedral Organist revisits the School Schulze

The sun streamed through the windows in the School’s Big School last Thursday evening whilst our largest audience to-date in the Schulze Organ Concert Series, enjoyed a journey through the splendours of the organ and its repertoire from 1531 to 1972.

Professor Ian Tracey introduced his pieces with interesting and amusing insights fully developing the very best of the organ’s considerable capabilities. The audience was entertained by a range of styles and moods from a selection of dances from the NutCracker Suite to a culmination in “white heat” of virtuosic intensity of Theodore Dubois’ Fiat Lux.

The visit to the School to play on the Schulze Organ, was organised by one of its’ Trustees and Organist, Richard Walsh, who was originally taught by Ian Tracey. He commented, ‘The combination of Ian’s flamboyance and straight-forward approachability were a key part in the event’s success. At the end of the concert Ian mingled with guests and signed programmes. He commented favourably on the great job that the Schulze Organ Trust, a registered charity separate to the School, are doing currently keeping the Schulze going and urged all to support the fundraising for the much needed restoration’.

The next contact will feature Robert Sharpe, Organist at York Minster, on Thursday November 8th 7pm. For full details about the Schulze Organ, visit

Photo: Ian Tracey in front of the might Schulze

20th September 2012  Back to News