Lichfield Cathedral to welcome back the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra

After a summer break, Lichfield’s Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra invites classical music lovers to indulge in an evening of Mozart and Beethoven at Lichfield Cathedral.

The music begins at 7.30pm on October 18 with Mozart’s spirited Overture to the Marriage of Figaro.

Soloists Lisa Nelsen and Eleanor Turner

Soloists Lisa Nelsen and Eleanor Turner

The Concerto for Flute and Harp sees Mozart in equally vivavious mood, and DECO’s own outstanding musicians are looking forward to welcoming renowned soloists Lisa Nelsen (flute) and Eleanor Turner (harp) to bring this unusual pairing of instruments to life.

After the interval, attention turns to Beethoven as conductor Philip Scriven treats the audience to his Third Symphony, the Eroica.

Legend has it that the composer originally dedicated his work in honour of Napoleon’s fight against tyranny, but Beethoven tore up the title page when his hero named himself Emperor. It’s undoubtedly revolutionary music of great intensity and passion, with DECO sure to turn up the drama to the max in the evocative surroundings of Lichfield Cathedral.

To book tickets visit Lichfield Cathedral Shop, 9 The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD, call 01543 306150 or email <a href=””></a>. Admission prices are £15 adults, £12 concessions, £5 children for reserved numbered seats in the nave, or £12 adults, £10 concessions and £4 children for unreserved seats in the side aisles.