Inspiring Christian Worship…
The Cathedral is first and foremost a place of prayer and worship and has been since it was built and consecrated to the Glory of God. Every week the Cathedral immunity through the Choir encounters over 60 children and young people in its music department. It also Encounters 6 Vicars Choral and 6 Choral Scholars. These boys and girls, men and women, learn, train and offer worship every week at the Cathedral services. They offer their gifts and talents in the worship of God. They also get a wonderful musical education and will carry on the tradition of both traditional church music and more contemporary church music. The Cathedral is very rarely quiet with such talent and even when people move on from the Cathedral Choir there is the opportunity to serve liturgically through what the Cathedral calls the Cross Guild.
Alongside the Cathedral Choir, the music department of the Cathedral offers musical education to people of every age through musical initiatives which include: Teeny Maestros (early year music education), the Junior Choir, Gilbert Scott Singers (youth choir), and Liverpool 64 (adult community choir). Through these choirs every week we connect musically with an additional 250 people. This does not include our Schools Singing Programme which works with over 600 children ever year.
Over the years the Cathedral has encountered many singers from cradle to grave and has been supported by those who have benefitted from such a wonderful musical education. It has also encountered many young people who have benefited from the magnificent organ and who have gone on to be accomplished musicians in their own right.
The Cathedral in response to the variety of music on offer has now developed what is called LAMF, the Liturgy and Music Foundation. This foundation will be launched on Saturday and we are pleased that Will Todd has agreed to become the first Honorary President of LAMF. Will is a globally celebrated choral composer who brings together jazz music and sacred traditional music (https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/about-us/news/we-launch-our-liturgy-and-music-foundation/).
In these financially challenging times, we wish to offer children, young people and adults the best possible musical experience and in launching LAMPF we hope that many people will wish to help us financially (https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/support-our-work/liturgy-and-music/) to do this.
Music and Liturgy is at the heart of our great Cathedral and so are the children, young people and adults who come and offer with us Inspiring Christian Worship, to the God who knows and Loves us.
If you can come on Saturday and support the musical and liturgical life of the Cathedral then a warm welcome will be waiting for you.
The programme for the launch
12 noon – 1.00pm: Launch Concert and Key-Note Speech Given by Will Todd, President of LAMF
1.00pm - 2.30pm: Lunch at your leisure, we recommend the Welsford Bistro or restaurants on Hope Street
3.00pm onwards: Festival Evensong & Anniversary Organ Recital
5.00pm onwards: Drinks Reception in the Welsford Bistro (ticketed)
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