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The magnificent surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral provided the perfect setting for our Blue Coat For All Gala Organ Concert on Wednesday 30th January.

Despite the icy conditions, over 200 guests joined us at this fantastic celebration of the ‘king of instruments’. Former Director of Music Mr David Houlder and Old Blues Lee Ward, Tim Harvey, Alan McGuinness and Dr Christopher McElroy pulled out all the stops, with the sounds of Bach and Dupré reverberating from the organ’s 10,268 pipes.

Year 12 student Daniel Greenway opened the concert with a fantastic performance of Georgi Mushel’s Toccata, and our Senior and Chambers choirs delivered a selection of beautiful choral pieces throughout the concert, conducted by Director of Music Simon Emery.

Our thanks go to Lee Ward, Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral for hosting this special event.

The event also included the launch of our Pipe Up fundraising appeal, inviting people to sponsor our Father Willis organ pipes, to raise funds to support a new Blue Coat Organ Scholarship. This exciting new Scholarship will nurture young organists and provide them with the opportunity to learn to play the organ not only on the School’s restored Father Willis and Chapel Walker organs, but also their ‘big brothers’ Liverpool Cathedral’s Willis and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral’s Walker organs.

To sponsor your very own pipe please click here.

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