Lunchtime Concerts to create an Oasis of Calm

Published on: Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:55

Cathedral Organ

Lichfield Cathedral is giving you the opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the working week with a series of Wednesday lunchtime concerts throughout July and August.

The concerts have been organised by cathedral organist and assistant director of music, Martyn Rawles and will start at 1.15pm and last just over half an hour, perfect for getting back to work in time for the afternoon.

The first is on July 17th when Trio Rosalba (Julia Brewer, Helen Jones, Robert Webb) will play one of Beethoven’s greatest works for chamber ensemble, the Piano Trio N7 in B flat major, Opus 97 (“Archduke”).

On July 24th its Andrew Wyatt, who is Assistant Director of Music, Chester Cathedral, who will play the mighty cathedral organ.

The other concerts in the series also showcase the cathedral’s historic pipe organ.

On July 31st Rose Vinter, who is Organ Scholar at Lichfield Cathedral, will put the instrument through its paces, followed by

Callum Alger, who is Acting Director of Music at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton on Aug 7th

David Saint, the Director of Music at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, on Aug 14th

Ashley Wagner, the Assistant Head of Music at St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham on Aug 21st,

and the series concludes with a concert given by  Nigel Morris, the Assistant Director of Music at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

All concerts are free of charge with a retiring collection.

Cathedral organist and assistant director of music, Martyn Rawles commented: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming these talented musicians to perform in such glorious surroundings– please join us for a wonderful feast of summer music”