Iain Harvey is a professionally trained musician and organist available for funerals, weddings and recitals. He comes from a family of musicians, most notably his uncle, Roger Harvey a professional Trombonist leading the London Brass and working with many of the world's orchestras including the London Symphony and Principal Trombone of the BBC Symphony.
Iain has been surrounded with music since his birth, in 1977. He began singing lessons in 1985 and subsequently joined the choir of St. James the Greater, Leicester where he remained for fourteen years. It was during this time that he became interested in the organ as a musical instrument, and later its workings. In 1990 Iain began to take lessons from the Organist of Leicester Cathedral.
In 1995, Iain moved to Liverpool to work with an organ building firm, with whom, following training held a position primarily as a tuner due to his musical nature. In this capacity he was fortunate to look after some of the finest instruments in the country, including the Cathedrals of Chester, Coventry and Liverpool Metropolitan. Iain continued his organ tuition from 1995 with the Assistant Organist at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool and sang in a choir on Merseyside where he was also one of the four organists.
Iain's devotion to his continued religious and musical experience of Christianity, the organ repertoire and great choral tradition equips him with the understanding of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Free Church traditions having worked in all throughout his musical life. He has experience of accompanying services and masses for all denominations in Christendom.
Iain regularly gives organ recitals and plays for church services and masses in a freelance capacity.
If a church, crematorium, chapel or any type of venue does not have a pipe organ we are able to supply and set up our three stop continuo instrument along with Iain Harvey.
To engage Iain to play for a wedding, funeral, service or recital please contact him via the contact us page or 07788 726599.
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