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Isle of Man Cathedral Choir raises the roof in Liverpool cathedral

9/5/2019

Isle of Man Cathedral Choristers travelled to Liverpool on Saturday (4th May) to participate in a joint Choral Evensong with the Choir of Liverpool Cathedral, supported by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

The 28-strong Choir consisted of probationers as young as seven, to an experienced Lay Clerk in his 70s. The poignant service, which included music by Reading, Tallis, Dyson and Haydn, was jointly directed by Dr Peter Litman, Director of Music at Cathedral, Isle of Man and Lee Ward, Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral.

The Steam Packet Company was pleased to support the Choir by assisting with the cost of return travel to Liverpool.

Dr Litman said: ‘Singing a joint Choral Evensong with the Choir of Liverpool Cathedral inside the breathtaking Liverpool Cathedral is an experience I doubt our Choir will ever forget. It was a truly humbling and enjoyable trip and I’m so proud of how everyone performed and conducted themselves.

‘We are so very grateful for the continued support of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Without its generosity it’s unlikely this trip would have been possible – so thank you.’

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘We were pleased to offer our support to the Isle of Man Cathedral Choir as it represented the island in Liverpool. It is a fantastic experience for the singers, young and old, and we’re delighted to hear it went well.’

Isle of Man Cathedral Choir (purple) and the Choir of Liverpool Cathedral (red) in the joint Choral Evensong at Liverpool Cathedral
Isle of Man Cathedral Choir (purple) and the Choir of Liverpool Cathedral (red) in the joint Choral Evensong at Liverpool Cathedral

 

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