It’s a busy weekend here in Liverpool, as the Cathedral gears up for the run in to the big C day. So instead of giving you the events for the coming week, I’m confining myself to just the weekend:
Tonight, Friday December 11th is the Liverpool Echo Carol Service with Charlie Lansborough. Some tickets still available on the door or from the Echo office in Old Hall Street
Tomorrow, Saturday December 12th is the celebration of Santa Lucia or Swedish festival of light. There is a Swedish adult choir called Orebro together with the girl’s choir from the Cathedral. Cost is £5 either on the door or from the Cathedral shop. Don’t forget you can now shop on line at http://www.cathedralshop.com
Sunday, December 13th is the Third in Advent. The Mass setting for Sunday morning is Arvo Pärt’s stunning and ethereal Berliner Messe, with the equally beautiful Orlando Gibbons "This is the Record of John" as the Communion motet. In the afternoon, there is the first of the Cathedral’s main Carol Services, "Blessing of the Crib and lighting of the Tree"…. And woe betide the cleric who gets it the wrong way around! Complete with living Nativity including a local sprog standing in for Baby Jesus, this is a service for all the family……. But the day is not over yet….Oh no…. head to the Lady Chapel at 8 pm for a performance of "Born to a Virgin" by the Renaissance Group and Chester Viols where The Coming of Jesus is told through biblical texts set to music, including 16th century master Orlando Lassus.
For more information on future events watch this space, use the Cathedra’s website www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk or visit the Choral Evensong @ Liverpool Cathedral you know it makes (in)cense page on Facebook, which you are very welcome to join.