21 May 2021 5pm – Late

Ad Finitum: The Invisible Choir

18:45 - 19:30, 21:30 - 22:15

Liverpool Cathedral

NB: This event is from our 2020 calendar.

Liverpool Cathedral
St James' Mount
L1 7AZ

0151 709 6271

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LightNight Commission

Brought together by composer and musician Rory Ballantyne Ad Finitum, in Liverpool Cathedral’s Lady Chapel, seeks to broach this most difficult of subjects on LightNight by creating an intimate, communal atmosphere.

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.

A new ensemble of singers, The Invisible Choir perform a special repertoire of music that explores ideas around death and dying in different ways, featuring new choral arrangements by Ballantyne. The recital, performed twice, includes traditional and contemporary works for reflecting on those we miss. From 1930s gospel hymn ‘I’ll Fly Away’, and ‘When I am Laid in Earth’ (à la Mara Carlyle) from Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, to the initially less obvious in the form of The Beach Boys’ ‘Til I Die’, and David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ – a song taken from his final album Blackstar, which his friend and producer Tony Visconti described as the icon’s “parting gift”.

18:45 — 19:30 (relaxed performance) & 21:30 — 22:15.

There will be a Death Café between performances. For more information click here.