Wednesday 21st October 2020

College Student Sings at Hillsborough Memorial Concert

Composer Michael Nyman was commissioned to write a symphony commemorating the 96 Liverpool football fans who tragically lost their lives.

"Symphony No. 11: Hillsborough Memorial" includes the names of those who died during an April 1989 match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, at Sheffield's Hillsborough Stadium. This was the world premiere of this remarkable composition, performed in the beautiful Liverpool Cathedral.

The work was performed on July 5 at Liverpool Cathedral by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by the Philharmonic Youth Choirs featuring soloist Kathryn Rudge.

Archbishop Beck Catholic College 6th Form student Rachael took part in the concert. Speaking after the event Rachael said, “I found it to be a really remarkable occasion and felt honoured and privileged to be part of this unique Liverpool event. It was extremely emotional”

Student Rachael Patterson with composer Michael Nyman


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