Our new organ commissioned at recital by acclaimed organist Ian Tracey

Thanks to the generosity of many we have now been able to welcome our new organ into the church—and it is clear that it will be of great benefit to our worship.

We celebrated its arrival with a wonderful organ recital, given on Saturday 2nd October by Professor Ian Tracey, Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral.

   

Ian treated the audience to a superb programme of music chosen by him to demonstrate our organ’s capabilities.  His wonderful musicianship and his interesting and engaging comments about the music and the organ itself made it an evening to remember.

Among the 150 or so enjoying the recital were our Organ Builders, Philip Cartwright and his wife Karen who had assisted him in the project.  At the end of the recital Ian Tracey, quite rightly, congratulated Philip on what had been achieved.  Indeed, Ian remarked that he thought the organ sounded even better at St Luke’s than it had at its previous home at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Heswall.

We are truly grateful to Ian Tracey for coming and leading our celebrations. In a subsequent email from him he said:

“I do wish you well and much joy with your exciting new instrument in that beautiful old church, and hope that was but the first of many such concerts which you can now host there.”

Thank you Ian Tracey and Thank you Philip Cartwright!

Peter Cotton