Event guide OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017 liverpoolcityhalls.co.uk /st-georges-hall
Heritage centre shop: 0151 233 0555 | Event bookings: 0151 233 3020
St George’s Hall Guided Tours Our tours take you on an incredible journey through our history and architecture of one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings.
Tours can be booked in The Heritage Centre at St George’s Hall and cost £4.95 per person. Footman tours cost £20 per person and can be booked through TicketQuarter: www.ticketquarter.co.uk www.liverpoolcityhalls.co.uk
WELCOME TO OUR WHAT’S ON GUIDE Welcome to St George’s Hall, described as the finest neoclassical Grade 1 listed building in Europe and situated in the heart of Liverpool’s St Georges Quarter. The venue has stemmed from being a magnificent entertainment venue of its day featuring spectacular spaces, including The Great Hall and The Concert Room to a go to destination for heritage and events space. This Autumn, enjoy comedy, music and much more. You can now even buy tickets for TicketQuarter events being held here, in our gift shop. Take a look and experience St Georges Hall. Guided tours Join our knowledgeable guides on an incredible journey through the history and architecture of one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings and the finest neo classical building in the world. We now run guided tours every Friday morning at 11 am, book in our Heritage Shop or online at TicketQuarter. BOOK NOW ticketquarter.co.uk | 0844 8000 410
famous for her beautiful singing at the annual Hillsborough Memorial Remembrance and other great civic events.
Z.E.N. Trio - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Tue 3 Oct | 7.30pm Emotion recollected in tranquillity: the young Brahms was tormented by an impossible love. Years later, he recrafted his Opus 8 into a trio which distils youthful ardour into music of soul-shaking power and profound beauty. Combined with the playful wit of Joseph Haydn and the folk inspired dances of Brahms’ great friend Dvořák, it’s an impressive Liverpool debut for the all-star Z.E.N. Trio – of which two members will each perform a concerto with the Orchestra this season. Where: The Concert Room
The Wonderful Danielle Thomas & Friend’s Sing for You Sun 8 Oct | 2.30pm Featuring Liverpool’s top Soprano Danielle Thomas,
She is joined by the superb voice of Tom Loughlin and supported by the sensational Amadeus Choir and the award winning Formby Brass. Where: The Concert Room Tickets: Tickets for this event are £15 each (reserved seating) contact Cheryl on 07826604732, or email: williams.seabury@ yahoo.co.uk
Ensemble 10/10 - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Wed 11 Oct | 7.30pm Copland Appalachian Spring Andrew Norman Try
Tickets: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office: 0151 709 3789
Nioco Muhly Motion Steve Reich Pulse Richard Miller Nighthawks (World Premiere) Alexia Sloane Elegy for Aylan (World Premiere)
CMA Songwriters Series Tour Sat 7 Oct | 7pm Country Music week presents the CMA Songwriters Series Tour featuring Featuring Randy Houser, Eric Paslay, Angaleena Presley and Michael Tyler.
Clark Rundell conductor
‘Tis the gift to be simple: when Aaron Copland put an old Shaker hymn at the climax of Appalachian Spring, he’d stumbled on something fundamental about being American. Not that “simple” means unsophisticated: Steve Reich, Andrew Norman and Nico Muhly all show that minimal means can lead to thrillingly unexpected ends – and even bridge the Atlantic.
Where: The Concert Room
That’s the starting point, vibrant with potential, for a concert that, like everything Ensemble 10/10 does, is all about new musical worlds – which tonight means a premiere from the young Liverpool composer Richard Miller, our second Christopher Brooks Composition Prize winner, in association with the Rushworth Foundation.
Tickets: www.axs.com/ uk/events/338359/cmasongwriters-series-tourtickets
Tickets: £20. Booking fees may apply. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office: 0151 709 3789 or book online - www.liverpoolphil.com/whats-on/ ensemble-1010
Tea Dance Wed 11 Oct Dance the afternoon away in The Great Hall! Ballroom Blitz present the first tea dance of the year! Join the sequence class at 1.30 till 2, following by dancing till 5 pm. Where: the Great Hall Tickets: Buy on the door, refreshments are available too. THEATRE
Dickens Double Bill Mon 23 - Tue 24 Oct 7.30pm
Raising the roof Thu 19 Oct | 7.30pm An exciting and inspiring event in support of the ICCC International Student Design Fellowships Combining the cultural and acoustic excellence of this iconic neo-classical design with a musical ensemble from around the world Our stunning line up of artists include Kiran Sawar from the BAFTA nominated film, Murdered by my Father, Alys Winstanley, Harpist, the Bernie Whelan choir and Emanuel Perlman. More details of confirmed artists to be released. Where: The Concert Room Tickets: £45 from TicketQuarter
Performed by Gerald Dickens – Actor and Great Great Grandson of Charles Dickens presents two short stories. The Signalman is a fabulously atmospheric ghost story. In a deep, damp railway cutting a lonely signalman tells his terrible tale to a complete stranger. The signal box, the tunnel, even the telegraph wires seem to haunt him at every turn Doctor Marigold (one of Charles› most popular performances during his reading tours) is a market cheapjack, addressing the audience directly with his fast-paced sales patter. As he talks, he begins to tell his life story, which is at once funny, tragic, heart breaking, uplifting and ultimately life affirming.
Chamber of Horrors Tue 24 - Tue 31 Oct (various time, see website) After the success of last year’s Chamber of Horrors, Lovehistory is returning to the resting ground of the unsaved deep beneath historic St George’s Hall this October. Inspired by a century of horror genres, LoveHistory Loves Horror has chosen to journey once more through the darkest parts of the Grade I Listed hall at night. For one week only, from 24-31 October, Liverpool’s most imposing building will host the damned, the unsaved and the cursed.
Where: The Concert Room
Take your courage in your hands and embark on a voyage through the cold, dark passageways and eerie cells of the Lime Street landmark… you never know what you may encounter. Those who walk between this world and the next, and those who have returned to create havoc and destruction, will be waiting for you!
Tickets: £17.50 (inc admin fee) from TicketQuarter
Tickets: £15 (includes admin fee) from TicketQuarter or St George’s Hall Gift Shop
Where: The Heritage Centre
BOOK NOW ticketquarter.co.uk | 0844 8000 410
Antique fair Sat 4 Nov | 9.30am - 4pm The popular antiques and collectors fair returns, now with vintage stalls. Where: The Great Hall Tickets: Admission is £2.50 on the door MUSIC
Organ recital Tue 7 Nov | 12.45pm Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ. Tickets: £2.50 on the door Where: The Great Hall
Diotima Quarter - Liverpool Philharmonic Chamber Music Tue 7 Nov | 7.30pm Diotima Quartet Szymanowski String Quartet No. 2 Ravel String Quartet Schubert String Quartet No. 15 Adventures in time and space: the Diotima Quartet is renowned for its willingness to
explore – and its power to bring breathtaking clarity to even the most complex avant-garde scores. So imagine what they’ll discover in this imaginatively-conceived programme, which places the greatest of all French string quartets between two extremes of romantic chamber music: the shimmering intensity of Szymanowski, and Schubert’s vast, visionary G major Quartet. Where: The Concert Room Tickets: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office: 0151 709 3789
Film European Outdoor Film Tour Wed 8 Nov | 7.30pm The most renowned film event on the European outdoor calendar: The European Outdoor Film Tour is heading to more than 300 venues in 14 countries showing inspirational protagonists with an heartfelt passion for adventure and the great outdoors. Throughout the programmes of the last 15 years, we’ve followed one principle: We need no actors, no blue screen, no second takes. Only true adventure. Tickets: Available from Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Bold St, Liverpool Where: The Concert Room SPOKEN WORD
Lee Nelson: Serious Joker Live Stand Up Tour 2017
Sun 12 Nov | 11am
Thu 16 Nov | 7.30pm
Liverpool’s Lord Mayor will lead the annual service of Remembrance on the 11th November at St George’s Hall Plateau.
Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, best ever stand-up show has been extended into autumn 2017. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker Tour. All profits from the show will be going to Lee.
Where: the Plateau Tickets: Free to attend
Where: The Concert Room Tickets: £22.40 (includes admin fee) and are available from TicketQuarter or St George’s Hall Gift Shop
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Sing-a- long- a Sound of Music Fri 17 Nov 7.30pm For those of you not yet converted, Sing-aLong-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolour, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along!
The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their free interactive props bags, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. Where: The Concert Room Tickets: £16.50 and are available from TicketQuarter or St George’s Hall Gift Shop
Espressivo Chorus – Spotlight on Broadway Sat 18 Nov “Join us as we sing the songs of Broadway – choral treatments of the shows from the most famous theatre district in the world.
With songs from classic Broadway to contemporary hits there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy in this show as Espressivo Chorus perform with live ensemble. Covering shows from 42nd Street through Chess, Wicked, and Hello Dolly, come along and join the fun! Tickets: £13.50 Where: The Concert Room
Orchestra Dell’ Arte Beethovens Concert for Violin
Sat 25 Nov | 8.00pm Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.
Sun 26 Nov | 3pm Dewi Tudor Jones plays this monumental concerto. Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Vltava by Smetana & Dvorak Slavonic Dances add music from 19th century Czechoslovakia and Germany
Where: Concert Room Tickets: £22 includes admin fee from TicketQuarter or St George’s Hall Gift Shop
Where: Concert Room Tickets: £14 (including admin fee) available from TicketQuarter, St George’s Hall Gift Shop or on the door
Christmas Jumper Ceilidh Fri 1 Dec | 8pm Our Christmas Ceilidh brings a whole new level of festive fun & games, hosted by Gary Conley and with music from our resident band ‘Gallimafaury’ and other musical guests. Don your best Christmas jumper to enter our ‘Nice Knits’ competition ….but it really doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s what you do with your dancing shoes! Where: Great Hall Tickets: £15 (inc admin fee) available from TicketQuarter or St George’s Hall Gift Shop
Dave Spikey – Juggling on a Motorbike Fri 1 Dec | 8pm Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words,“You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!! Only a few short months later he was crowned the winner of the national talent show “Stairway to the Stars”. Larry Grayson, one of the judges, told him that it was a close run thing on the night but what clinched the award for Dave was his routine about a juggler on a motorbike. Fast forward 13 years (Is that possible?) to Friday 13th October 2000 , the day Dave switched off his microscope for good and found himself, the following Monday, sitting on rain swept local car park dressed as a giant berry!! So now in 2017 he celebrates the 30th anniversary of his comedy career. Where: Concert Room Tickets: £17.60 (including admin fee) available from TicketQuarter or St Geogre’s Hall Gift Shop BOOK NOW ticketquarter.co.uk | 0844 8000 410
Ghost of Christmas past Mon 4 Dec - Wed 13 Dec (see website for times) For the second year running, LoveHistory are once again set to delve into the depths of a
Dickensian world, bringing to life some of our most beloved characters in a spectacular promenade performance at St Georges Hall. The Ghosts of Christmas Past will focus on the darker and spookier elements of Charles Dickens’: A Christmas Carol, a classic festive favourite. LoveHistory have been setting
a trend for unique immersive theatre for over six years and this Christmas special will provide a real Dickensian experience as we strip back the glitz and head straight for that authentic Dickensian world that we all love best! Tickets: £15 from TicketQuarter Where: Enter via The Heritage Centre
The Loveliest Night of the Year Fri 8 Dec | 7 pm A sublime evening of opera, operetta, music and song featuring the Internationally acclaimed Tenor Roy Weissensteiner and special guest artists from some of the world’s best musical and operatic stages. Join us for a special night evoking the ambience and romance of days gone by. Featuring the music of Mario Lanza, Johann Strauss, Josef Locke and much more. A musical and visual winter treat not to be missed! Tickets: £15 from TicketQuarter Where: The Concert Room MUSIC
RCG Concert promotions present a Christmas Fantasy Sat 9 Dec | 7.15pm A Christmas fantasy with music from The golden voices of the famous Flint Male Voice Choir and the lovely sounds of St. Anne Stanley Junior Choir to name but a few! Enjoy a memorable night full of carols and a visit from Santa! Where: The Concert Room Tickets - Adults £15, Children (under the age of 12) £10, all reserved seating Contact Cheryl on 07826604732 or email williams.seabury@yahoo. co.uk 10
Stile Antico Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Sun 10 Dec | 2.30 pm Tired of the hectic pace of a modern Christmas? Fancy something a bit more traditional? Then join the twelve virtuoso singers of Stile @SGHlpool
Antico for a glimpse of Christmas, Tudor style – the world of Tallis and Byrd, where joyful carols mingle with the timeless beauty of Renaissance sacred music. Performing without a conductor, these singers love this music – so come and share it with them, in a concert that’s the perfect antidote to the Christmas shopping. Where: The Concert Room Tickets: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office: 0151 709 3789
Tom Spence Fri 15 Dec | 7.30pm Tom Spence returns to St Georges Hall Concert Room after his ‘sell out’ concert last December. Join Tom for stunning evening of Christmas music. Accompanied by his exceptional live band and supported by his special guest vocalists. This will be a very special night that will truly capture the magic of Christmas. Tom Spence has performed alongside some of the the biggest names in Pop and Opera, he has opened for Russell Watson and for star of stage and screen Samantha Barks. Tickets: £16.50 available from TicketQuarter Where: The Concert Room
Christmas Classics in the Concert Room Thu 7 and Thu 14 Dec | 2pm and 8pm Join Danielle Thomas, Sing Me Merseyside Choir & Allerton Brass Band as they perform an array of festive delights. From traditional carols to your favourite Christmas classics, all in the stunning surroundings of our beautiful Concert Room. There’ll be a welcoming mince pie and a mulled wine on arrival to warm up your vocal chords and get you in the mood for joining in! Where: Concert Room Tickets: £16 (includes admin fee)
The Snow Ball Fri 15 & Sat 16 Dec | 7.45pm Dress to impress at our Black tie ‘Snow Ball’ - the more sequins the merrier is our motto! There’s a welcome festive fizz on arrival, ahead of an evening full of glitz, glamour and dancing with all your favourite floor fillers from our amazing Motown Band & our smooth as silk Michael Buble - all within in the stunning surroundings of St Georges Great hall. Where: Great Hall Tickets: £25 (inc admin fee) available from TicketQuarter or St George’s Hall Gift Shop
Rhos Male Voice Choir Sun 17 Dec | 7.00pm Winner of the National Eisteddfod 2016, The Rhos is one of the oldest and most distinguished choirs in Wales which throughout its history has continued to achieve the highest awards. The choir stands 60 strong and the power when they begin to sing is electrifying, they are unique and the concert is a very moving experience. Where: Concert Room Tickets: £16 available from TicketQuarter and St George’s Hall Gift Shop. MUSIC
The Alice Concert Mon 18 Dec | 7.30pm The winners of the small tourism event of the year award bring you ‘The Alice Christmas Concert’ a spectacular, magical fundraiser. In Another Place warmly invites you to put on your glad rags and join us in the beautiful concert room at St. Georges Hall, for a spectacular evening of theatre, poetry, music, Christmas carols and much, much more. Live music will include performances from a string quartet and our very own gospel choir. Where: The Concert Room Tickets: £19.50 available from TicketQuarter and St George’s Hall Gift Shop MUSIC
Christmas Organ recital Tue 19 Dec | 12.45pm Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ. Tickets: £2.50 on the door Where: The Great Hall
HOW TO FIND US St George’s Hall is situated in the heart of Liverpool’s Cultural Quarter, 3 minutes from Liverpool Lime Street Station.
Get to St George’s Hall by train with Merseyrail from £1.95 return or just £11 for a Family Ticket, giving a family of up to 5 unlimited off-peak travel. (Off-peak is after 9:30am Monday – Friday and anytime on weekends and bank holidays). St George’s Hall is across the road from Liverpool Lime Street for main line and Wirral line passengers, or a 7 minute stroll from Liverpool Central for Northern Line passengers. Plan your journey at www.merseyrail.org. Parking –Follow signs for Liverpool Lime Street Station Nearest Bus Stop – Queen Square Bus Station.
CORPORATE EVENTS AND WEDDINGS Our multi-purpose venue provides a stunning backdrop for conferences, dinners, award ceremonies and weddings. Contact our events team for more information on 0151 233 3020.
Sat Nav St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ Entrance to the Concert Room and The Great Hall is via North Hall (Opposite the Walker Art Gallery). Entrance for the Great Hall may vary, please check with the venue before the event. We are fully DDA compliant.
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From comedy to music and lots of Christmas events, there ready is something for everyone at St George's Hall!
Published on Oct 11, 2017
From comedy to music and lots of Christmas events, there ready is something for everyone at St George's Hall!