The Night before Christmas
December 10 2013
19.00 – 20.00
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Liverpool’s very own Ken Dodd OBE is set to join more than 250 children from schools across the city at Liverpool Cathedral’s largest ever Big Sing.
The Night Before Christmas Big Sing will see the famous poem – which tells the story of a man who wakes on Christmas Eve to meet St Nicholas – brought to life through music, the spoken narrative, dance and a whole manner of things quirky! The show will finish with a snow storm finale.
The large scale, visually spectacular performance is the culmination of a 10 week in-school project, led by staff from the Cathedral’s music department including Assistant Choral Director and Choral Animateur Stephen Mannings. Ken Dodd will narrate the show, which will also feature performance artists Zooka the eccentric and the amazing Suzie Q – a unique, eccentric, whirl wind of extreme comedy and amazing visual illusions. This Dynamic Duo features Susie Q’s amazing gigantic globe walking, extreme colourful costume changes and mind boggling stage illusions.
Schools involved are Bellerive FCJ, Belvedere Prep, Wavertree CE, Emmaus RC & CE and Northway Primary plus the newly-established Liverpool Cathedral Junior Choir.
The event is free and open to all – but please arrive early to ensure you get a seat.
Stephen Mannings said: “This is our most ambitious Big Sing yet and it is also one of the first major outings for our newly-established Junior Choir, which is mainly made up of children that have taken part in previous Big Sings and wanted to pursue their love of singing. The Night before Christmaswill showcase everything that the children have learned and allow them to see what it is like to perform in a large scale concert. It will be a treat for the whole family.”