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Lichfield Cathedral Festival
- NEW DATES
The Free Church Choirs Committee have been meeting regularly by Zoom in order to organise the next festival. At our last meeting we took the difficult decision to postpone the festival due to take place in Lichfield Cathedral on 16th October 2021 due to the uncertainly of when the restrictions will be lifted and particularly when congregational singing can take place again. However I’m pleased to let you now that we have agreed a date of Saturday 21st May 2022 at Lichfield Cathedral where the theme will be 'Unity'. I hope that you will all be able to join us. We have been working on the anthems and hymns and have a draft list, the music will be ready for publication in the booklet in plenty of time for rehearsals to begin early next year.
- FOR SALE
We have spare copies of anthem books from previous Festivals which we are unable to sell at the Cathedral. Peter Williams will be bringing them to rehearsals where they can be purchased at £ 2.50 per copy. If you are unable to attend the rehearsals you may contact me and I will post them to you, when you will need to add £1 to the cost of each book.
The years we have are as follows:-
1976 – 4 copies, 1988 – 5 copies, 1996 – 3 copies, 1999 – 4 copies, 2009 – 7 copies, 2013 – 9 copies, 2015 – 22 copies and 2017 – 111 copies.
- FOR THE ASKING ....!
The Free Church Choir committee has also received a substantial number of music books which were produced for Festivals between 1903 to 1979. There were no books during the war years as there were no Festivals. Apart from the historical aspect, these books contain some lovely anthems and could be of interest to organists and choirs. We are offering them free of charge to anyone who may be interested except for the cost of postage. A donation to the F.C.C. funds would be much appreciated.
The collection is currently held by Andrew Winton and he can be contacted on 01494 473140, mobile 07759261590 or email email@example.com.