Cathedral launches Spring Event Guide
Twilight Tower opening and Voices of the Valley just some of the
highlights this Spring An exhibition about the Titanic,
exclusive access to the Cathedral bells, and a concert from the
choir that performed with Eric Idle at Prince Charles’ 60th Birthday
celebrations are just some of the highlights in Liverpool
Cathedral’s new Spring Event Guide.
The Titanic commemoration service takes place on 15 April, and is
supported by an exhibition 19 March to 16 April 2012, created by Cathedral
archivists and focusing on links between the famous ship and the
Cathedral. Late night tower openings return on Thursday evenings
from 29 March, and new for 2012 is exclusive behind the scenes
access to our famous bell chamber.
The musical offering is as outstanding as ever. Celebrate St David’s
Day in style with The Fron Welsh Male Voice Choir, Classical Brit
nominees and the choir chosen to perform with Eric Idle at Prince
Charles 60th birthday celebrations. They will be joined by mezzo
soprano Kathryn Rudge on 3 March 2012.
If you are feeling in fine voice yourself, ‘Come and Sing’
Stainer’s Crucifixion at a special public performance under the
direction of the Cathedral’s music team on March 31. The new guide
also features information on our organ recital series and our annual
Bank Holiday recital on 9 April 2012 by Organist Titulaire Prof Ian
Tracey. Tudor Music from the Renaissance Music Group and the Chester
Viols will fill the Cathedral on 25 March 2012.
There is also plenty on offer for families, with the Easter
Eggsperience Tuesday, 10 April to Thursday, 12 April 2012, an Easter trail
and craft activities run in conjunction with Merseyside Police.
From Monday, 2 April to Thursday, 12 April 2012, use all your senses to find
out more about the Easter story and as you do, collect items to make
a special Easter craft to take home with you. Before you leave,
enjoy the Easter quiz trail located around the Cathedral.
This season is a time for reflection and this year we are
encouraging people to take time out of their busy lives and be more
reflective in prayer. During Lent and throughout Holy Week the
international Chemin Neuf community will support our weekly cycle of
worship by exploring prayer together in a creative way. Information
on all of this is available in the
helped celebrate Prince Charles’ 60th birthday to sing at Liverpool
MUSIC lovers are invited to spend
St David’s Day with the Welsh Male Voice Choir that sang at Prince
Charles 60th birthday party.
The 60 strong Fron Welsh Male Voice Choir performed Always Look on
The Bright Side of Life alongside Eric Idle at We Are Most Amused, a
Comedy Gala to celebrate the 60th birthday of The Prince of Wales.
They will perform a mixed programme at the Cathedral, including
traditional and classic songs, plus Welsh Hymns.
The Fron Welsh Male Voice choir was formed in 1947 and their Voices
of the Valley CD reached number 1 in the Classic Album Charts in
2006. They have released four other albums since then, all of which
have been critically acclaimed; Encore, Home and Memory Lane have
all been nominated for Classical Brit awards. The choir performed
the Welsh national Anthem at the Six Nations Rugby Competition, have
toured the world including New York and Australia and have performed
at the Royal Albert Hall as well as featuring on BBC’s The Culture
The 3 March 2012 concert will also feature Liverpool-born mezzo soprano
Kathryn Rudge. During 2011, Kathryn made her professional opera
debut with the English National Opera at The Coliseum in the role of
Cherubin in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, a role she will reprise
in Autumn 2012 for Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Kathryn also
performed as a soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the opening
festivities at the Royal Festival Hall, London with the Philharmonia
Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel, CBE and has won numerous prizes.
The concert is being held in aid of Age UK Wirral. Proceeds will go
towards a new mini bus which will enable Age UK to transport more
than 150 clients a week, increasing access to their services.
Tickets are available from Liverpool Cathedral