Here is the full timetable of all the LightNight events taking place at Liverpool Cathedral.
We are excited once again to be taking part in LightNight, the annual free one-night arts festival, which is taking place at various locations throughout the city.
Take in the sights and sounds of Liverpool from the top of the Cathedral Tower with spectacular views across the city and beyond (ticketed (£5.50/£4.50/Family £15 – open until 22:00). The Mezzanine Café and Welsford Restaurant are also open throughout the night and the ever-popular BBQ returns on the Welsford Porch.
Processional Choral Evensong, 17:30 to 18:00 - Main Space
Hear the sublime sounds of the Cathedral Choir performing music ranging from renaissance to contemporary composers.
Organ Recital, 18:15 to 18:45 - Main Space
Hear the magnificent sound of the Uk’s largest organ played by Professor Ian Tracey.
Chant Workshop, Workshop 19:00 to 19:40 - The Well
Learn the ancient art of Gregorian chant as sung daily by monks all over the world. Damien O’Keeffe gives a brief introduction and you will learn two chants, the Kyrie and Sanctus from the ancient Missa de Angelis. The Sanctus is included as part of a new commission by David Terry in which workshop participants will perform alongside the excellent chamber choir Liverpool24 during the concert in the Main Space at 20:30.
Rite of Spring, 19:45 to 20:20 pm and 21:30 to 22:05 - Main Space (two performances)
Be moved by Stravinsky’s beautiful and stirring piece played on the piano (four hands) in stunning surroundings by Maria Luc and Wyn Chan, students from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Liverpool24 Choral Concert, 20:30 to 21:15 - Main Space
Hear Liverpool’s newest chamber choir in a concert of works using chant, fusing ancient and modern styles with organ and saxophone including a new commission by David Terry. Ian Tracey on the Organ with talented local saxophonist Rachel Burnett, Directed by Lee Ward.
Reflective Space, 18:00 to 22:30 - Lady Chapel
In the space between Ad Finitum and the Death Café, the Lady Chapel becomes a reflective space lit by candles with recorded ambient sounds.
Ad Finitum: The Invisible Choir, LightNight Commission,
18:45 to 21:30 (relaxed performance) and 21:30 to 22:15 - Lady Chapel
An atmospheric concert featuring new choral arrangements by composer and musician Rory Ballantyne. The eclectic and dynamic repertoire takes you on a journey through uplifting and emotional pop, rock, ancient folk, classical and experimental songs that explore ideas around death and dying in different ways. Soloist Iris Madriaga will perform a Lament.
Death Café, LightNight Commission, 19:45 to 21:15 - Lady Chapel
Death rituals are ubiquitous, as we all live and die. In Western culture, funerals are occasions where we focus on a person’s death: but are they as personal as they could be? What about a ritual where we can come together and talk about death, dying, and the rest? A Death Café is a place where people from all walks of life can gather, share and discuss their perspectives in a friendly and informal setting, breaking down taboos and addressing fears about death. There will be cake.
Moonbase Eco, 18:00 to 22:30 - Chapter House
A virtual reality experience looking at the subject of displaced people. Please note that there is no level of access to Chapter House.
LightNight 2019 Ritual - tenth annual festival 2019
Liverpool's free one-night arts festival, shining a spotlight on the city and celebrating our world class cultural offer. Over 100 organisations collaborate annually to create an inspiring trail of events with talks, workshops, performance, live music and more. Find out more at www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk.
LightNight Liverpool is produced by local social enterprise Open Culture, on the theme of 'Ritual', this year’s works cover everything from dancing to death, personal and cultural rituals from across the globe and closer to home.
Festival guides can be purchased from selected venues across the city centre from 15 April or ordered online at www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk.