21 May 2021 5pm – Late

LightNight at Liverpool Cathedral


Liverpool Cathedral

NB: This event is from our 2020 calendar.

Liverpool Cathedral
St James' Mount
L1 7AZ

0151 709 6271

Access info & map

Take in the sights from the top of the Cathedral Tower (ticketed, open until 22:00).

The Mezzanine Café, Welsford Restaurant and ever-popular BBQ are open throughout the night.

Main Space

Processional Evensong (Family Friendly) 17:30 — 18:00

Hear the sublime, spiritual sounds of the cathedral choir performing music ranging from ancient plainsong to contemporary composers.

Organ Recital (Family Friendly) 18:15 — 18:45

Hear Professor Ian Tracey play the UK’s largest pipe organ; an instrument of tremendous power and majesty, but also of serenity and calm.

Chant Workshop (Family Friendly) 19:00 — 19:40

Learn the ancient art of Gregorian chant as sung daily by monks all over the world. After a brief introduction you will learn two chants, the Kyrie & 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.

Rite of Spring (Family Friendly) 19.45 — 20.20 & 21.30 — 22.05

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 (Family Friendly) 20.30 — 21.15

Hear Liverpool’s newest chamber choir in a concert of works using chant, fusing ancient and modern styles with organ and saxophone.

Lady Chapel

18:00 — 23:00 (Family Friendly)

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 (Family Friendly LightNight Commission) 18:45 — 19:30 (relaxed performance) & 21:30 — 22:15

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 — 20:15

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!

Chapter House

Moonbase Eco (Family Friendly) 18:00 — 23:00

A virtual reality experience looking at the subject of displaced people. Please note that there is no level access to Chapter House.