Paco Pena Requiem for the Earth at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

  • Thursday | 09.10.14
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £28.50


Considered one of the world’s greatest Flamenco artists, Paco Pena brings his astonishing flamenco company to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for this internationally-acclaimed production featuring Sense of Sound Singers.

Peña is one of the leading champions of the Flamenco tradition and his shows always combine brilliantly music, drama and dance to push at the boundaries of this ancient musical form.

The New York Times wrote ‘Peña is a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man. He combines rapid-fire flourishes with a colourist’s sense of shading; this listener cannot recall hearing any guitarist with a more assured mastery of his instrument.’

This Requiem featuring guitarists, percussionists, a flamenco dancer and choir is an epic lament for our planet which fuses the heat and fire of flamenco with the passionate incantations of a Southern Spanish requiem mass.

Requiem for the Earth is a powerful reminder that our existence on earth is transitory. Experiencing this performance, with its driving flamenco rhythms, dark harmonies and soulful vocals combining beautifully with the expressive choral music, in the sanctity of The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King will be a thrilling and moving evening and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Sense of Sound Singers is a collective of exceptional singers. The Liverpool based company constantly creates and produces amazing ways to celebrate singing, the projects they have been involved in include performances with Brian Eno, Damon Albarn and Massive Attack in support of Greenpeace, Seal and John Bon Jovi at The Royal Variety show, Grand finalists in BBC Choir of the Year competition and as featured artists on Thea Gilmore’s highly acclaimed album Strange Communion.

This is a Band on the Wall fundraising event