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Golden Jubilee Events Announced Posted on Thursday 26 January 2017


We are delighted to announce the first of our celebratory events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Our Jubilee events season will run from May to November and there will be opportunities for everyone to get involved. You can find full listings on our events page, but we have included details of some of our favourites below.

More events are being added regularly so do check back soon or sign up for regular updates. We hope you can join us and help us make this a truly celebratory 50th anniversary.

13 May
Bluecoat presents Pierre Henry: The Liverpool Mass
A pioneer of musique concrète, Pierre Henry is known worldwide for developing electronic music.  He was commissioned to compose the music for the Cathedral’s inaugural Mass in 1967, however it was not completed and another work substituted.  In a unique collaboration between the French composer and Bluecoat, which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, the piece – structured as a traditional Catholic Mass – will be staged in full, with a new sound design, within the unique surroundings of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
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13 May
Voices of the Metropolitan Cathedral Listening Trail 
A fascinating audio trail that will take you on a journey to 5 secret locations where you’ll discover a range of personal anecdotes and memories from the Metropolitan Cathedral’s rich history.
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2 June – 5 June
Cathedral Flower Festival: Cathedral Life – A Floral Tribute.  
A free event which will see the Cathedral transformed by an array of dazzling floral displays themed around Cathedral life.
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3 June
Golden Jubilee Dinner
Taking place in the breathtaking Lutyens Crypt, this very special evening presents an exclusive opportunity for friends, parishioners and supporters to join us as we celebrate 50 years of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
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4 June
Solemn Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving
Our Jubilee Mass on the Feast of Pentecost, will be attended by Crosby born Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Celebrant will be Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool. All are welcome to attend.
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10 June
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present ‘Gloria!’ conducted by Sir James MacMillan CBE  
A rare opportunity to hear Liverpool’s world famous orchestra perform in the unique surroundings of the Metropolitan Cathedral.  Sir James MacMillan CBE is undoubtedly the most high profile composer of religious music in the country today.  The orchestra will be joined by leading tenor soloist, Ian Bostridge, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir for a glorious evening of music.
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15 November
Joining together in concert for the first time ever, the choirs of Westminster Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral combine to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem.
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Various dates
Jubilee Organ Recitals
We welcome some of Europe’s most well known organists for a series of special concerts as we play tribute to 50 years of our famous Walker and Sons organ which was built especially for – and completed just hours before – the Cathedral’s consecration in 1967.


Front page image credit: Anna Fairley Nielsson