Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will play a part in this week’s LightNight Liverpool festivities as it continues its golden jubilee celebrations.
New media artist Andy McKeown will collaborate with organist Matthew Searles and the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir for our latest highlight from the packed after-hours programme – ‘Rotation Eighteen269’.
Culture-seeking crowds can expect a large-scale light performance in the iconic building when the installation takes place on Friday (19 May) – 18269 days since the religious landmark’s consecration.
The cathedral kicked off its own programme of celebrations at the weekend to mark 50 years since its 1967 opening, and saw Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker introduce a performance of Pierre Henry’s ‘The Liverpool Mass’ by French sound engineer Thierry Balasse.
Mixing old and new, the forthcoming LightNight Liverpool event will take inspiration from the building’s architectural features such as its circular Lantern Tower centrepiece with light projections, alongside a rare live musical performance of Thomas Tallis’ ‘Lamentations’ and organ music originally by Olivier Messaien and Arvo Part.
The event is one of Your Move’s eight recommendations from this year’s free LightNight Liverpool programme, which will take over the city centre with more than 100 arts and cultural exhibitions, performances, talks, tours and activities.