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Music Share is our hugely successful singing outreach programme led by Cathy Lamb, Director of Music Outreach at Lichfield Cathedral School.  Since 2003, more than 10,000 pupils across the diocese have benefitted from this unique programme. 

“Music Share is a simple idea – take a small group of choristers to a school and work with the pupils and their teacher on singing activities. This simple idea has benefited hundreds of young people and their teachers by the delivery of such a project in their schools. They have had access to music making of the highest quality, been exposed to excellent, suitable repertoire and a chance to perform in a beautiful environment. The impact on boys’ singing has been significant. The effect on those involved in Music Share, pupils, teachers and parents has been profound. Levels of achievement have risen due to the quality of the provision and the commitment of the deliverers. Every school should have the opportunity to be involved in projects such as Music Share”.
Jenny Mason, Music Hub Manager, Staffordshire

Music Share began in 2003 and is part of the North West Midlands Music Education Hub. Each term, three schools have been involved, with nearly 200 children singing at each concert.

Lichfield Cathedral Young Voices (for ages 6 to 12) and Lichfield Cathedral Youth Voices (for ages 13 to 18) are part of Music Share.  Both choirs meet on Saturday mornings during term time from 10.30am to 11.30am and there is no need to audition.  The choirs perform in many concerts and events, host Curriculum Singing Days, and worked with The Sixteen and performed in premier venues such as Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

For schools who wish to be involved in Music Share in some way, please contact Cathy Lamb on c.lamb@lichfieldcathedralschool.com 

Forthcoming Music Share events:

Autumn 2017

Wed 8 November - St. Luke's (Cannock), Featherstone Academy Primary and Birches First School (Wolverhampton)
Fri 10 November - Schools tbc

Spring 2018

Sat 20 January - Be A Chorister For A Day, free singing workshop for boys aged 6 to 11 and girls aged 9 to 13, Lichfield Cathedral School, 9.30am to 2.45pm including lunch - call 01543 306168 to book your place

Sat 27 January - Live Life, Give Life Concert - Young & Youth Voices, plus 5 other choirs
Mon 12 February - KS1 Workshop, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Tue 6 March - Music Share concert for Stone schools, Victoria Hall
Thur 15 March - Music Share concert for Stoke Schools
Wed 21 March - Music Schare concert, schools tbc
Fri 23 March - Music Share concert, schools tbc

Summer 2018

Sat 7 July - Noye's Fludde, Lichfield Cathedral, part of the Lichfield Festival 2018

Curriculum Singing Workshops

Cathy organises a series of Curriculum Singing Workshops aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils and their teachers.  These sessions are funded by Arts Council England via the North West Midlands Music Education Hub and help schools to achieve the core objectives of the National Music Plan to 2020.  The Workshops:

  • Encourage all children to sing and to enjoy singing
  • Provide teachers with ideas for appropriate repertoire to use with their pupils
  • Give guidance on how to improve the quality of children's singing
  • Are cost effective - only £2 per pupil and teachers attend free

To book a Curriculum Singing Workshop

Teachers wishing to book a Curriculum Singing Workshop for their pupils should either complete this online application form or download the letter and application form below and return it in the post:

Lichfield Choral Course 2017

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August 2017 - 10am to 3pm both days

The Lichfield Choral Course is for talented singers who wish to focus on choral singing.  This 2 day course is aimed at 12-18 year olds and is led by experienced singing teachers from Lichfield Cathedral and the North West Midlands Music Education Hub.

The cost of the 2 day course is £30.  

To apply for the course, contact Cathy Lamb on 01543 306170 or c.lamb@lichfieldcathedralschool.com

North West Midlands Music Education Hub

Lichfield Cathedral School by Numbers

2 School sites
2 Lakes in Lichfield city centre – Minster Pool and Stowe Pool
95 Windows in the Palace
18 Number of girl choristers