This weekend, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2018, Liverpool Cathedral hosted Cream Classical Ibiza. Image used courtesy of Anthony Mooney.
Sold-out in record time, around 4,000 people came to experience this spectacular event. Returning for its third-year, global clubbing institution Cream combined dance music with an orchestral score performed to an extraordinary light show set against the UK’s largest cathedral. Many of those who came along had never been inside Liverpool Cathedral before and were wowed by both the architecture and the music.
Canon Chancellor of Liverpool Cathedral, Rev Canon Dr Ellen Loudon, who addressed those attending said:
“It was a privilege to welcome the creative Cream Classical team back to Liverpool Cathedral this weekend. We know that Jesus understood the importance of celebration and the joy of earthly relationships.
His first miracle was at a wedding in Cana where he turned water into wine - a symbol of the hope of Gods kingdom to come. This building was built by the people of this city & Diocese to be a beacon of hope & place to worship our God who calls us to give thanks & celebrate.
So, what better place to dance and party & show of the creative talents of our amazing city?”
Paul Smith, Liverpool Cathedral’s Director of Enterprise added:
“Events like Cream bring a great variety of people through our doors – some of whom will have been here before, so may not. We recognise that our Cathedral dominates the city skyline and is core to the city’s life, but we also need to work hard to connect with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Events such as Cream Classical allow us to do that.
There is also a practical reason for doing events such as this. Liverpool Cathedral is entirely self-funded through its enterprise and fundraising efforts and activities and this, in turn, helps to keep the Cathedral free to enter. As we do not receive any public or government money, we were very pleased to host well-managed events such as this which provide vital revenue continue to allow us to fund essential work and maintain our position in the life of the city.”