Husband and wife to take on Lichfield Cathedral post

Cathy and Ben Lamb

Cathy and Ben Lamb

Two heads are set to be better than one after Lichfield Cathedral announced that its director of music post would go to a husband and wife team.

Ben and Cathy Lamb will take up the post in September following the appointment of Philip Scriven as Organist-in-Residence at Cranleigh School in Surrey.

Responsibility for the cathedral organ will fall to Martyn Rawles who steps up from being sub-organist and assistant director of music.

The Dean of Lichfield, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber, said:

“With such an array of talent and experience, Ben Lamb was the obvious choice to join the existing strong team of Cathy Lamb and Martyn Rawles. We can now be supremely confident that the standards set by Philip Scriven, Andy Lumsden and other distinguished Lichfield organists will not only be maintained, but that their work will be built on with great success.”

The couple are no strangers to the city – Cathy has been assistant organist since 2007, while Ben has pursued a freelance musical career, directing his own choirs and singing as a Lay Vicar for the past two years.

Cathy said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be starting this new adventure and feel our skills will complement each other as a team and continue the excellent work of Philip Scriven.”

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