Summer Pops – Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio

There’s still tickets available for this event at Liverpool Cathedral on June 16 2007

Summer Pops – Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio at Liverpool Cathedral

* Saturday, 16 June 2007 19.30
* Liverpool Cathedral

Paul McCartney and Carl Davis Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio

Carl Davis CBE conductor
Mary Plazas soprano
Sally Burgess mezzo soprano
Peter Hoare tenor
Robert Hayward bass
Luke Freeney treble

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral
Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio was commissioned in celebration of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s 150th anniversary in 1991. Paul McCartney collaborated with Carl Davis in composing the work. It was McCartney’s first official foray into classical music and has spent many weeks atop the classical charts worldwide.


The oratorio follows the life of Shanty (an obvious McCartney stand-in) from his World War II-era birth and boyhood to his working-class adulthood and troubled marriage, before concluding on a sublimely transcendent note celebrating the everyday poetry of the common man.