Lichfield Cathedral Chorus is a community choral society based in Lichfield Cathedral.
Previously known as Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir, the chorus has around 120 members and performs two to three concerts each year with orchestra or organ to large audiences. Our annual Christmas Carol Concert with the Salvation Army Cannock Citadel Band is hugely popular.
The choir has been making music in Lichfield since 1959, when the Cathedral organist Dick Greening put together a chorus of 65 singers for a performance of Handel's Messiah. Under our present conductor, Ben Lamb, the choir performs two to three concerts a year, both large scale choral works with professional orchestra and soloists, and smaller works for choir and organ.
Review of the first Lichfield Cathedral Chorus concert, Saturday December 4th 2010
They say a new broom sweeps clean. The rebranding of the former Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir as the new Lichfield Cathedral Chorus may be only a cosmetic dusting, but the input of the new conductor Ben Lamb, co-Director of Music at the Cathedral, has certainly produced a far more thorough deep-clean, as their concert of Haydn and Mozart in the Cathedral last Saturday clearly demonstrated.....
.....the wonderful dynamic contrasts and the sheer exuberance and youthfulness of this performance, ..... augurs well for the future of this “new” choir’s second half century.
(Megan Barr, December 2010)
Find out more on the Chorus's website.