LightNight 2015 returns to Liverpool this month with yet another dazzling programme of events, Getintothis’ Emma Walsh gives a run down on the music and performance highlights you won’t want to miss.
It seems there’s barely a month that goes by in Liverpool’s cultural calendar without another highlight to look forward to but LightNight 2015 is perhaps one of the brightest gems in the city’s cultural crown. Building on the success of last year’s spectacular the LightNight team return for their sixth year of arts, theatre and music for one illuminating night of celebrations.
Staged over fifty locations across the city including St George’s Hall, Central Library, The Bluecoat and the Anglican Cathedral, with more than 100 organisations taking part, LightNight can be a little overwhelming if you don’t get your game plan in order ahead of the big night. So to save you scurrying around the city following an florescent glow in the near distance, here’s your handy Getintothis guide to the music and performance highlights you won’t want to miss come Friday 15 May.
Commission: Hex// Light DiVision
In 2014 the Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band and collaborators made shakes across the city with Sound Battle, this year they return to explore the theme Looking into the New World in a live, hypnotic science fiction ritual. The Dyad ManMachines will channel their polarised visions of the future through a mesmerising display of light, music and movement to seek harmony between technology and nature. A free, family friendly performance, you’ll have a few opportunities to catch them on the night:
20:35 Anglican Cathedral Plateau
21:20 University Square (Near the Victoria Gallery & Museum)
22:20 Pier Head
23:20 William Brown Street
Creating Our World In Chapter House & Lady Chapel
Ellen Loudon‘s reflective light and sound installations will fill this reverent space with stories of creation and creativity as ambient sounds, projected images and audio of the spoken word will calm the soul and inspire the mind.
18:00 – 23:00 Anglican Cathedral (free event)
18:45 Metropolitan Cathedral Choir
19:00 Anglican Junior Choir
19:15 Cantemus at Calday
19:30 Pacific Swing, VOX at the light, night and days
19:45 Singing our Socks Off
20:00 Resonate Music Education Hub
20:15 Bellissimo Liverpool Academy of Music & Voice
20:30 St Nicholas Singers
20:45 Cantata Choir
21:00 Sacred Heart College Chamber Choir
21:15 Hope Street Harmonies
Capturing the affinity between Liverpool and New York, this installation will surround visitors with the sounds of the two cities through a celebration of the 175th anniversary of the first Cunard transatlantic sailing. The installation will use 3D sound techniques developed by Heaven 17‘s Martyn Ware.
16:00 – 20:00 Liverpool ONE, South John Street (free event)
21:30 – 22:00 Cathedral Choir
22:00 – 22:30 Matthew O’Keefe‘s Belvedere Chamber Choir