24 hours non-stop music at Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral

Musicathon Cathedral Choristers

Musicathon Cathedral Choristers

Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is set to host more than twenty-four hours of non-stop music from 5.45pm this Friday 9 October through to 8pm on Saturday when a music-a-thon will take place in aid of the Cathedral Choir.

The music-a-thon is part of the on-going efforts of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir Association, which aims to raise funds to support choir tours at home and abroad or to purchase items such as box organs, music folders and robes for the choir.

The event will feature several concerts by the Cathedral's choristers, lay clerks and organists.  The choir will be singing the most beautiful music from its repertoire as well as songs from different genres including barbershop music from the choir men and songs from the shows by the choristers.

There will be opportunities for members of the public to request favourite hymns or songs, perhaps in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of an anniversary, which the choir will sing in return for a small donation.  The choir would also welcome additional singers from local choirs or from members of the public to come and sing hymns with the Cathedral Choir.

The music marathon will start after Choral Vespers on the Friday evening when there will be an opportunity for people to watch an 'open' rehearsal of the Cathedral Choir with Director of Music, Timothy Noon.  Then it's all through the night and the next day until the extravaganza comes to an end with 'Last Night at the Proms' on Saturday 10 October.

Director of Music, Timothy Noon said: "The music-a-thon is a fun way of raising money for the choir.  Everybody has a favourite hymn or piece of music and in return for a small donation they will be able to hear it played or sung in one of the most magnificent settings in Liverpool. This is a rare opportunity for communities to come together and take part in singing with the choir as never before or to play the main Cathedral organ, which was built by J W Walker and Sons of London in 1967. We hope to involve as many people as possible and volunteers will be most welcome to join in.  It will be a wonderful, if tiring, experience, but one which will be well worthwhile.'"

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