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I, for one, would love to hear Ian Tracey playing the Cavaille-Coll Organ in the Parr Hall. With this in mind I have looked at the "Pyramid and Parr Hall" website and have found that Ken Dodd is performing on the 12th of this month, followed by Everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford (who seems to be famous, but I don't know ). The organ recital would be very interesting to me, and many of my friends but it is not publicised

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Thank you for your replies Rockcutting and Davy51.

I will give the link to the Parr Hall Recital info  I saw this on organrecitals.com

Wednesday 12 March 2014 - 7:45
Parr Hall, Warrington
admission details unknown
Ian Tracey (Liverpool Cathedral)

Full details (including stop list and location map) are at:
http://organrecitals.com/1/inf.php?inf=20131002144123

 

Ian Tracey's web-site is http://www.iantracey.com

 

and you can also visit http://www.organrecitals.com

See http://organrecitals.com for more concerts. A text-only version of the site, for on-the-move browsing, is available at http://organrecitals.com/mobile

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Culture Warrington said that advertising material would be ready at the end of October, 2013.

If the Organ Recital publicity could be improved - that would be a good thing.

 

There are many aids to giving publicity for such Recitals and I hope to take advantage of them.

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I suppose you could always organise a tea dance there on a weekly basis. with the rise of all these dancing reality shows might just take off. must be at least one afternoon a week when the hall is not being used for anything.

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The Warrington Male Voice Choir have approx 3 - 4 Concerts a year in the Parr Hall, and the Organ is played as part of their programme.

The dates for their Christmas Concerts are 20th and 21st December, 2013.

It is expensive to hire the Parr Hall, and costing of anything there is always an important aspect of promoting its use.

Culture Warrington is sustained by a combination of external funding and income generation.

The charitable trust is limited by guarantee, and any surplus income is reinvested in improving facilities and services of Culture Warrington.

 

The importance of the Parr Hall, and its management, should not be overlooked.

 

Our Cavaille-Coll Organ is still inspiring musicians, so it is must be regarded as 'the jewel in the Crown' of our Heritage.

David Wells Organ Buider, has looked after it for most of his career. If looked after on a regular basis, we should be able to promote many more Recitals.

Some of those who made the effort to be there in June, 2011 had travelled some considerable distance to be there on the night.

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C E L E B R I T Y  O R G A N  R E C I T A L

'THE GREAT PARISIAN TRADITION'

PARR HALL, WARRINGTON
by
I A N  T R A C E Y
Liverpool Cathedral & Liverpool City Organist
Wednesday 12th March, 2014, 7.45pm

 

PROGRAMME

St. Gervais Passacaglia in b Louis Couperin

St. Eustache Lamento & Elves (Douze Pièces Nouvelles) Josef Bonnet

St. Trinité Le Banquet Celeste Olivier Messiaen

Pastorale (Organ Symphony no 1 Op 42.) Alexandre Guilmant

St. Augustin Grand Choeur Dialoguée Eugene Gigout

La Madeleine Prelude in B major (Op.99) Camille Saint-Saens

Toccata in G (Douze Pièces) Theodore Dubois

INTERVAL

St. Sulpice Basse et Dessus de Trompette Louis Nicholas Clerambault

Adagio (Sinfonie V) Charles Marie Widor

Ste. Clotilde Pastorale (Six Pièces) Cesar Franck

Improvisation sur le 'Te Deum' Charles Tournemire/Duruflé

Modal en La (Huit Pièces Modales) Jean Langlais

Notre Dame Te Lucis Anteterminum (Tombeau de Titelouze) Marcel Dupré

Allegro Vivace (Symphonie I) Louis Vierne

Scherzo Symphonique Pierre Cochereau

oooOooo

 

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