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Tasty treat in store at musical Lichfield Mysteries fundraising event

Music and mouth-watering fish and chips are on the bill for a fundraiser being staged by Lichfield Mysteries.

The charity is presenting An Evening with the City of Lichfield Concert Band at Nether Stowe School, Lichfield.

John Phillips from Lichfield Mysteries, with Chris Christoforou, owner of the Alrewas Fryer, and Natalie Foster, saxophonist with the City of Lichfield Concert Band

John Phillips from Lichfield Mysteries, with Chris Christoforou, owner of the Alrewas Fryer, and Natalie Foster, saxophonist with the City of Lichfield Concert Band

The well-known Lichfield Mystery plays are presented every three years and involve up to 1,000 people, but the Lichfield Mysteries organisation runs participatory arts projects continuously, involving people of all ages and from all walks of life in and around Lichfield.

A Mysteries’ spokesman said: “We felt we would like to present a whole evening of great music to suit all tastes and this popular band was the obvious choice. Good music, coupled with a fish and chip supper from the award-winning Alrewas Fryer, should make a great night of entertainment which we hope people will enjoy.”

It was over 100 years ago that the first City of Lichfield Concert Band was formed and its supporters have increased over the years.

Conductor and Director of Music Mark Vause leads the band today. Mark is a distinguished cornet player and a finalist in the National Solo Championship of Great Britain.

He is widening the range of music and helping the band further raise its performance levels.

The band performs around ten concerts a year, in the city and surrounding areas, including Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park over the last few years.

It has a special relationship with the City of Lichfield and plays for civic events. Invitations are frequently received to play in other venues around the West Midlands, including Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Tamworth Castle.

The next Lichfield Mysteries will be in 2015, but in the meantime the Council of Management is working on fundraising towards the main event and for various community arts projects which it will undertake in the district.

Tickets for the concert on May 18 are £12 (including supper) from 01543 506826, or emailing annmayo@btinternet.com or jilltaylor@lichfieldmysteries.co.uk.

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