start date: Wed 4th July 2012
end date: Sun 15th July 2012
location: Lichfield
company name: Lichfield Festival
company email: info@lichfieldfestival.org
box office number: 01543 412121

Twelve days when the world comes to this perfectly formed small cathedral city at the country’s heart.

Evening concerts in Lichfield Cathedral:
Sir Mark Elder (pictured, photo: Simon Dodd) conducts the Halle in an all-English programme including Elgar’s second symphony and Sea Pictures with soloist Alice Coote.
Ute Lemper sings Berlin cabaret songs and Argentine tangos.
Ian Bostridge sings Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist Julius Drake.
Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, John Mark Ainsley and Peter Harvey sing Bach’s Mass in B minor with Birmingham Bach Choir and London Baroque Sinfonia conducted by Paul Spicer.
The Orchestra of the Music Makers from Singapore play a family concert with live illustrations by James Mayhew.
Russian Chamber Philharmonic, conducted by Juri Gilbo play Mozart, Britten and Bach with soloist Michel Gershwin.
Percussion Claviers de Lyon play Debussy arranged for marimbas, xylophones and vibraphones.

Afternoon concerts in delightful venues:
Badke Quartet play Mozart, Beethoven and Maxwell Davies in St Michael’s Church.
Escher String Quartet play Sibelius and Bartok in the Swinfen Hall Hotel ballroom.
Aquarelle Guitar Quartet perform Welsh dances and music from films in St Michael’s Church.
Plus: Young Artists Series, and much more...

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