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'The Priests in Concert at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral'


This DVD was recorded in Nov 2009 and released in March 2010.
It is only available for 'Region 1' = USA & Canada.

Internationally acclaimed artists The Priests perform a special concert from their new album Harmony at the historic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool, England.


"The Priests light up Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral"
Review on 16 Nov 2009

Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral was packed this week with hundreds of Priests fans eager to enjoy a live preview of their new album. Harmony, due out on 23 November, includes Christian favourites like "How Great Thou Art", "Silent Night", "Amazing Grace" and "You'll never walk alone".

The Priests' live rendition was joined by the Liverpool Cathedral choir and went down a storm with the overwhelmingly female audience. If their contented faces were anything to go by, The Priests are on their way to another huge hit - although it would be a remarkable feat to outdo their debut self-titled album which was only the fastest selling classical music album in the UK ever.

Perhaps it was the awe-inspiring cathedral setting. Perhaps it was the dimmed lighting. Perhaps it was the natural charm of Father Martin O'Hagan, Father David Delargy and Father Eugene O'Hagan. Whatever it was, the warmth with which they sang well-worn numbers was soul-filling, peace-bringing, and utterly delightful.

Perhaps that's the key to their success. The formula is not new so don't expect anything "new" from their latest album as such. What marks them out instead from other classical singers singing traditional Christian songs is the utter sincerity with which they sing.

A studio album can never compare to a live performance set in the splendour of a cathedral but The Priests prove that songs sung with the love of God can stir any heart in any setting - in the home while doing the housework, in the car on the way to work, in the headphones during the morning jog.

Special guests at the live preview included pianist Ruth McGinley and soprano singer Margaret Keys. The performance will be shown on American TV network PBS in March 2010.


Track Listings and Samples

Laudamus Te
Amazing Grace
Fantasie Impromptu (solo by Ruth McGinley)  
Bí Íosa im Chroíse
Te Deum

We Are Called Gondolieri
I Could Have Danced All Night (solo by Margaret Keys)  
Danny Boy
Ode to Joy
How Great Thou Art

Eileen Og (The Priests with Ruth McGinley and Margaret Keys)  
Be Thou My Vision
Ave Verum Corpus
King of Kings
You'll Never Walk Alone
Irish Blessing

Bonus Performances
Overture - Rondo (Purcell) / Down By The Sally Gardens (The Priests with Ruth McGinley)  

Bonus Features
Behind The Scenes With The Priests

Running Time
65 minutes total (concert + bonus features)

The following songs are in the PBS broadcast program but NOT on the DVD:
· Caro Mio Ben · The Rose · Bring Him Home


"Our music blends with the vocation God has given us.
We can use music to reveal faith in a quiet way. We are not on a crusade.  
Everyone can enjoy the secular side of our concerts."
Fr Martin

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