What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 16

The Sixteen

The Sixteen

Two of the country’s most influential composers will be honoured as The Sixteen celebrate 30 years of music making at the Lichfield Festival.

The work of Henry Purcell and James MacMillan will form the Bright Orb of Harmony programme, conducted by Harry Christophers, at 7.30pm at Lichfield Cathedral.

St Chad’s Church is the setting for the Badke Quartet at 3pm as they play works from Haydn, Mozart and Schumann.

Tales of Terror continues at the Lichfield Garrick Studio at 7.45pm, as The Happiness Patrol embarks on a mission to reinvent classic texts with this selection of English and Japanese ghost stories.

Early visitors to the Garrick Studio will be able to enjoy James MacMillan’s poet and librettist Michael Symons Roberts at 10.30am, while organist Robert Quinney takes centre stage at Lichfield Cathedral for a 12noon performance of work by Pott, Back, Franck, Vierne, Mendelssohn and Wagner.

The free exhibitions by Angie Lewin, Alistair Tucker and Andy Lovell also continue at Lichfield Cathedral.

For more information on these events, visit the Lichfield Festival website.

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