Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Cream Classics at Liverpool Cathedral

Cream Classics Performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ
Saturday 16th April 2016
Times (Event & Bar): 8pm – 10.30pm / Age: 18+
Tickets : £45+BF

Cream announce a night of dance music classics as you’ve never heard them before, the soundtrack to a generation, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in one of Liverpool’s most iconic and breath-taking buildings – Liverpool Cathedral.

Saturday 16th April 2016 brings together three of the city’s cultural institutions for a unique event that will see global dance brand Cream collaborate with musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and will transform some of the greatest dance classics from the electronic music genre in the majestic surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral.

This unique concert, a first for the city will see a 60 piece orchestra come together to perform classical arrangements of some of Cream’s classic anthems from the last two decades featuring special guest vocalists and performances. Curated by dance music duo and former Cream residents K-Klass who have carefully selected the sound track for the concert, they will see their selection orchestrally come to life in a new light with symphony orchestra. Key contributors include Executive Producer Dave Green from Liverpool’s Amertiz Music and conductor and arranger Tim Crooks, whose wealth of experience spans different sectors of the music industry.

“This is an amazing project that unites the musical forces of Liverpool in one massive feast for the ears. So many colours and sounds from synthesisers originate from acoustic instruments that there’s a clear and exciting sound world that is shared between these two bodies, rich for exploration. This common musical ground is so powerful as we have all the colours and textures of an orchestra, mixed with beats, bass lines, live vocalists and one epic sound system! This will be truly incredible.” – Tim Crooks 

At the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life, the award winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra, founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music-lovers and whose original ethos remains to this day – to promote the love of music and music-making.

“We’ve worked with many of Liverpool’s great artists from across every style of music, though this will be the first time we’ve worked with Liverpool’s iconic, international club brand and it’s a collaboration that we’re really looking forward to. The magnificent setting of Liverpool Cathedral, the fantastic sound of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra along with the essential Cream club mix is set to be a memorable night of great music in the city.” – Sandra Parr, Liverpool Philharmonic’s Artistic Planning Director 

As the UK’s biggest cathedral, and famously called “one of the great buildings of the world” by Poet, Sir John Betjeman, this twentieth century architectural masterpiece dominates Liverpool’s skyline. Resonating with all its heritage, history, ambition and creative possibilities, a centre of worship, learning, culture and tourism, making this the perfect backdrop for such a unique and special event. In addition it is home to the largest pipe organ in the UK, the power of which will be felt at Cream Classics.

 “This event represents a unique collaboration of two internationally-renowned Liverpool artistic forces in this world-class venue. An extraordinary evening in this awesome space, is, put simply, a pretty mind-blowing prospect.” – Eryl Parry, Director of Enterprise at Liverpool Cathedral

This event is the first of a series of special events Cream will be staging in their home city following the closure of their spiritual home Nation, which shuts its doors for the final time on Boxing night.