Hear the voices of choristers from across the country resonate in the awesome space of Liverpool Cathedral.
Enjoy only the second performance of its kind, in a showcase of Britain’s 1,000-year-old choral tradition. Young singers, including choristers from nearly 40 cathedrals and choral foundations across the country, will come together to perform at Liverpool Cathedral on 13 June.
The performers will rehearse together for just a day before demonstrating the extraordinary professionalism and sheer ability that mark them out as arguably the finest choristers in the land.
The concert is produced by Friends of Cathedral’s Diamond Fund for Choristers in conjunction with both Liverpool’s cathedrals. Launched in 2016 at St Paul’s Cathedral, the Diamond Fund for Choristers raises funds to support choristers and cathedral music departments in need. Grants so far totalling £140,000 have provided voice and instrument tuition, outreach and recruitment projects, and help pay choristers’ costs where the family cannot cope.
John Rutter, the acclaimed composer, will speak at the concert which is being held in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, royal patron of the Diamond Fund for Choristers. Much-loved favourites like Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Allegri’s Miserere, Howard Goodall’s Psalm 23 (The Vicar of Dibley theme tune) and Parry’s I Was Glad will be performed as well as works by Fauré, Vaughan Williams, Tavener and even The Beatles, along with a new work by Richard Shephard specially commissioned for the concert.
All proceeds will go to the Diamond Fund for Choristers.
Tickets are sold with unreserved seating in 3 blocks.
Block A (£30.00), Block B (£20.00) and Block C (£12.00)
A limited number of free, under 12’s tickets are available. (ticket required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Doors open 7pm. Car Parking charges apply.