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Tribute concert was once in a lifetime experience
[Posted by Katie Hickox on Monday, 08/30/10 9:21 am] [Full Blog] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Saturday night's fundraiser, Beatles: Peace, Love, and Understanding, at the The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral was a once in a lifetime experience and for Beatles fans, this concert was the most memorable of this year's Beatles Week 2010 in Liverpool.

The concert featured over 24 various performers and guest speakers from all over the world. Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, opened the evening, followed by Jon Keats of Cavern City Club who was the man primarily responsible for organizing this near marathon of different performers and speakers, along with Bill Heckle of Cavern City Tours. Other guest speakers such as Julia Baird, John Lennon's half-sister, gave a fascinating background into the meaning of "Jai Guru Deva Om" which John sings in "Across the Universe." According to Julia, "Jai Guru Deva Om" loosely means victory to the greatness within each of us and recognizing the greatness within each of us.

The Dovedale School Choir from Liverpool along with solo artist Marcus Cahill of Australia were among the many outstanding performers and helped steal the show by singing together John Lennon's 'Happy Xmas War Is Over.' Pepperland from Sweden played 13 Beatles songs to finish the first half and Nube 9 from Argentina performed 13 songs from the Beatles solo collection in the second half of the concert.

The sound of John Lennon's voice was heard as performing artist Mark McGann talked about what 'Peace and Love' meant to John Lennon. Mark performs as John Lennon in Sunday's show at the Liverpool Philharmonic in which he does an amazing portrayal of John Lennon from before the Beatles became the Beatles until his tragic death.

A rendition of "Let It Be" by three Russian scientists based in Antarctica after an introduction by a Russian Orthodox Monk also based next door to the scientists in Antarctica was amongst the highlights of last night's once in a lifetime concert.

The concert was filmed so hopefully it will become available if you missed this truly once in a lifetime concert. Check with the Anglican Cathedral website that includes an on line gift store.

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