Chance for singers to play their part in Lichfield Cathedral concert

Singers are being urged to join a performance of The Pirates of Penzance at Lichfield Cathedral.

Choral Scholars Matthew Barnaville and Alexander Dance with the Sheriff of Lichfield Simon Price

Choral Scholars Matthew Barnaville and Alexander Dance with the Sheriff of Lichfield Simon Price

Following the huge success of last year’s Come and Sing The Mikado, singers of all ages are being invited to take part in this year’s performance on February 27.

A spokesperson for the Cathedral said:

“This concert will enable everyone who enjoys singing, whatever their experience, to sing in the magnificent surroundings of Lichfield Cathedral as they ‘star’ in their very own performance.”

For all those who wish to sing there will be a rehearsal from 2pm to 4pm in the Cathedral, directed by Catherine Lamb, Cathedral Assistant Director of Music.  Anyone wanting to take part is asked to book tickets at the bookshop where they will also be able to hire a score.

The performers will then take part in the 7.30pm concert on the same day and sing as part of a performance involving members of the Cathedral Choir and community in the solo roles, with narration by Simon Price, Sheriff of Lichfield.

Cathy Lamb, Assistant Director of Music said:

“Everybody loves Gilbert and Sullivan and my special favourite is Pirates. It would be wonderful if we could fill the Cathedral with all ages and abilities of singers to be our chorus. The afternoon rehearsal will teach you all you need to know so do join us!”

The event is part of an effort to raise funds for the maintenance and upkeep of the Cathedral.

To book tickets and scores contact the Cathedral Book and Gift Shop on 01543 306150 or call in to No. 9, The Close.

For more details on fundraising please contact Tracy Withers on 01543 306100 or email fundraising@lichfield-cathedral.org.

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