IN the hushed cloisters of Liverpool Cathedral they are describing it as "pretty mind blowing", while organisers are promising an "epic sound system" like never before.
Cream's dance music "soundtrack to a generation", is be performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.
You know you are getting old when this sounds like a better idea than dancing till dawn.
TSaturday April 16, 2016, is the date when a Liverpool holy trinity of cultural institutions will meet for the first time and tickets go on sale this week.
Sixty members of the RLPO will perform classical arrangements of some of Cream’s best known anthems from the last two decades featuring special guest vocalists and performances. Curated by dance music duo and former Cream residents K-Klass, they will see their selection of tunes come to life in a new symphonic light.
Key contributors include Executive Producer Dave Green from Liverpool’s Amertiz Music and conductor and arranger Tim Crooks who says: “This is an amazing project that unites the musical forces of Liverpool in one massive feast for the ears. So many colours and sounds from synthesisers originate from acoustic instruments that there’s a clear and exciting sound world that is shared between these two bodies, rich for exploration. This common musical ground is so powerful as we have all the colours and textures of an orchestra, mixed with beats, bass lines, live vocalists and one epic sound system! This will be truly incredible”.
The award winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra, founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music-lovers and whose original ethos remains to this day – to promote the love of music and music-making.
Sandra Parr, Liverpool Philharmonic’s Artistic Planning Director said: “We’ve worked with many of Liverpool’s great artists from across every style of music, though this will be the first time we’ve worked with Liverpool’s international club brand and it’s a collaboration that we’re really looking forward to. The magnificent setting of Liverpool Cathedral, the fantastic sound of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra along with the essential Cream club mix is set to be a memorable night of great music in the city.”
As the UK’s biggest cathedral, and famously called “one of the great buildings of the world” by Poet Sir John Betjeman, this twentieth century architectural masterpiece dominates Liverpool’s skyline. Resonating with all its heritage, history, ambition and creative possibilities, a centre of worship, learning, culture and tourism, making this the perfect backdrop for such a unique and special event. In addition it is home to the largest pipe organ in the UK, the power of which will be felt at Cream Classics.
Eryl Parry, Director of Enterprise at Liverpool Cathedral said: “This event represents a unique collaboration of two internationally-renowned Liverpool artistic forces in this world-class venue. An extraordinary evening in this awesome space, is, put simply, a pretty mind-blowing prospect.”
This event is the first of a series of special events Cream will be staging in its home city following the closure of Nation on Boxing night.
*Cream Classics Performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ, Saturday April 16, 2016 Times (Event & Bar): 8pm – 10.30pm / Age: 18+ (Challenge 21 in operation / Valid photo ID required) £45+BF (General). This event is standing. Tickets on sale 10am Tuesday 24th November (Pre-sale) & 10am Wednesday 25thNovember (General) from www.ticketmaster.co.uk