Liverpool Oratorio

St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

This is an Anglo-French collaboration featuring musicians from Paris and Cambridge: Les Villains de Massy, Chesterton Singers, the Combined Orchestra of Britton's Peers and l'Odyssée Symphonique, with French and British soloists, conducted by Sabine Aubert.

The Liverpool Oratorio was composed by Sir Paul McCartney in collaboration with Carl Davis to commemorate The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's 150th anniversary in 1991. McCartney’s text draws on events in his early life in Liverpool, through the central character Shanty: infancy during the Blitz, schooldays, then adulthood with its challenges and crises. The whole is cast as a large-scale work for full orchestra, chorus, children’s choir and soloists.

Tickets: £15, £13 (concessions), £5 (students and children). Available at the door.