Lichfield Cathedral School joined in MusicShare’s 20th birthday singing spectacular in Lichfield Cathedral in November

MusicShare marked its 20th birthday by staging Britten’s ‘Noye’s Fludde’ in Lichfield Cathedral on 10th-11th November. This involved some 200 children from local schools, plus Lichfield Cathedral School musicians, singers and teachers.

MusicShare is a partnership between the school and cathedral, with Arts’ Council England funding. It has worked with over 25,000 school children over its first two decades across the West Midlands and works to bring the joy of singing to young people.

Lichfield Cathedral School has a choral tradition dating back to at least 1315 and educates boys and girls from nursery years to sixth form. Its highly successful MusicShare programme received a TES Independent-State School Partnership Award in 2019.

MusicShare combines core projects and one-off workshops, teaching children a range of songs in preparation for performance in front of an audience (family, friends, local community). Performances take place in Lichfield Cathedral as well as other venues and are supported by choristers, former choristers and staff from the school.

Lichfield Cathedral School

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