Day 1: Welcome to the Prescot Festival

It is Day 1 of the 17th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, and we are delighted to open the proceedings with a video greeting from our artistic director, Dr Robert Howard. Below that is a specially penned letter of welcome from our patron, Ian Tracey, DL.

Welcome from the Artistic Director

Welcome from Our Patron

Dear Friends,

It gives me huge pleasure that, after an unprecedented year and the enforced absence of the 2020 Festival, we are able to present something of the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts this year; albeit mostly ‘virtual’. It will be so good to have something of what was planned, as we all emerge from our bunkers and look for shafts of light and green shoots emerging.

Given the dearth of live music and arts during the past twelve months, this year’s festival is even more welcome than usual, and Rob, Laura, Dave and the team are to be hugely congratulated in their vision and industry, ensuring that something of our usual diverse programme might proceed.

We all sincerely hope that normal service will be resumed next year, but meanwhile, hope that we may at least enjoy something of our events through the medium of technology. Meanwhile, it is important that we continue to look to the future with positivity and to look out for each other, continuing to put each other first and follow the guidance.

My every best wish to each and every one of you; keep well, stay safe, and may God bless you all and those whom you love, until we all meet again for a more traditional 2022 Festival.

Ian Tracey DL
Professor, Fellow & Organist, Liverpool John Moores University,
Chorusmaster to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society,
Organist Titulaire, Liverpool Cathedral,
Organist to the City of Liverpool.

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