Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

It Was 50 Years Ago Today

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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (arranged by Nigel Osborne)
Roger McGough
Richard Balcombe
The Bootleg Beatles

Extra date added due to high demand.

A Celebration of Sgt Pepper and the Summer of Love

As Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band reaches its half century, the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the nation's premier Beatle group The Bootleg Beatles team up to perform this iconic album live in its entirety fifty years to the day of its original release.

Orchestrated by Nigel Osborne and hosted by the legendary Liverpool poet Roger McGough, this special concert is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience what Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed 'the number one greatest album of all time' complete with full-blown symphonic backing.

Incorporating many other hits from the heady days of 1967, including Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane and All You Need Is Love, don't miss this highlight of our summer concert season. As the Fab Four themselves so famously assured us - 'A splendid time is guaranteed for all'.

Post-concert Question Time (31st May only) - starts 15 minutes after the concert in the Music Room
Born in Liverpool, Roger McGough is President of the Poetry Society and one of Britain's best loved poets. He rose to fame in the sixties with the publication of the ground-breaking collection The Mersey Sound in 1967. Tonight as we celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he is joined by Mike Jones, Lecturer of Music Industries at University of Liverpool and Beatles expert… ready for your questions.

Corporate hospitality packages are available for these very special performances - please call 0151 210 2903 or email for more information.

Parking for the concert on 31 May is available at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral car park for £4. You can book and pre-pay for parking when you click on ‘Book Tickets’.

Various tracks from The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' are GCSE AQA pieces.

UK Tour Dates

Roger McGough, Richard Balcombe, The Bootleg Beatles and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are taking the It Was 50 Years Ago Today concert on tour to London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Gateshead, Manchester and Portmeirion.

Tickets and info

£35, £49, £55, £65
7.5% per order administrative fee applies for online & telephone orders, this includes all costs and postage is free. More information about booking fees.

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