21 May 2021 5pm – Late

Cakes & Ale


Ropewalks Square

NB: This event is from our 2020 calendar.

Ropewalks Square
L2 7ZH

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Liverpool Chamber Choir treat you to music from the 16th – 20th century linked to the everyday rituals of eating and (especially) drinking. Listen to ladies who lunch elegantly; peasants who imbibe copiously; Christmas dinners that nearly got away; and teddy bears who picnic!

Food and drink are connected with public ritual since ancient times, whether spiritual or Bacchanalial. And psychologists have shown how small individual rituals can actually improve the taste of food. This mixed musical recipe includes tea, cake, red wine, roast goose, beer, chicken and coffee, by composers who lived in 16th century rural France, 20th century sophisticated New York, and everything between. Of course, they can’t guarantee it will influence the gods on your behalf or perk up your taste buds!