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Lichfield concert to celebrate Mendelssohn anniversary

Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: James Stringer

Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: James Stringer

The highly-acclaimed Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra are set to return to Lichfield Cathedral.

Their concert – on September 26 at 7.30pm – will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Felix Mendelssohn. 

The programme follows Mendelssohn’s musical travels, moving from the brooding Scottish coastline of his Fingal’s Cave overture and to the sunnier climes of the Italian Symphony.

DECO and Conductor Philip Scriven will also treat the audience to Mozart’s immensely popular Clarinet Concerto – a constant feature of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame – played by leading young British clarinettist Peter Sparks.

Tickets are priced at £15 adults, £12 concessions, and just £5 for children (unreserved: £12 adults, £10 concessions and £4 children) and are available from 20c The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD. Alternatively, tickets can be booked over the phone on 01543 258303 or by emailing

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