Cunard Line is to hold two celebratory concerts at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral as part of its 175th anniversary crossing celebrations.
The concerts, which have been named ‘Triumph of a great tradition’, will take place on 4 July 2015 – the same day that Cunard’s first ship, Britannia, left for its maiden crossing in 1840.
The event will be followed by a recreation crossing of that first voyage, with calls at Halifax, Boston and New York.
Passengers onboard the voyage will be assigned to one of the two concerts, which will be held at 11:00am and 4:00pm. They will focus on Cunard’s founder, Samuel Cunard, the line’s record during the war and the company’s association with the Royal Family.
Angus Struthers Cunard director said: “We intend to stir the emotions at these special concerts as we celebrate a history unlike any other. These concerts will be enjoyed by all those joining us on our official 175th anniversary voyage and will live long in the memory. We look forward to issuing more detail in the coming months.”
Eryl Parry director of Enterprise, Liverpool Cathedral added: “We are delighted that Cunard is coming ‘home’ to the Cathedral in July next year and we cannot wait to host what I’m sure will be another splendid celebration of all things Cunard.
“The previous concerts rank among some of the most special events ever to have taken place here and I and all the staff involved with them still recall the magical atmosphere those concerts generated and cannot wait for the that magic to be repeated next year!”