Cathedral diary: May 2019

By Canon Anthony O'Brien, Cathedral dean

The drama and rites of Holy Week having run their course, we journey through May rejoicing in the glory of the Resurrection with a series of celebratory events throughout the month.

On Saturday 11 May there is an evening concert of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at our Cathedral at 7.30pm. All the choirs of our two Cathedrals will be taking part to form the choral ensemble with four featured soloists and a small orchestra completing the line-up of performers. The concert takes place three days before the anniversary of the consecration of our Cathedral and it promises to be a great evening of entertainment to mark our 52nd anniversary.

The Catenians host their Annual National Conference in Liverpool on the weekend of 18 and 19 May. The Catenians attending the conference and their wives will be joining the congregation at the Solemn Mass at 11am that Sunday which will be celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm.

The Cathedral Friends, being anxious to try new ideas for events and raise much-needed funds for Cathedral projects, have organised an evening about the world of gin on 23 May. This will be led by John O’Dowd, the original founder of the ‘Liverpool Gin’ brand, who will talk about the distilling of gin including various tastings of different gins and tonic. There are only a limited number of tickets for this so book early.

There is an organ recital at 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday as part of the trio of concerts that day at the two Cathedrals and St George's Hall.