It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

The Messiah


Mon 08 Jul 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm


Lichfield Cathedral
Event Code: 8C
Price: Singers: £12 - Audience: £25, £22, £17, £15, £6

Please join us to hear and rejoice in the glory of Handel’s sublime Messiah, one of the greatest works ever written, all in the splendour of the Lichfield Cathedral.

This very special Festival performance sees our 150-strong ‘Come & Sing’ choir of local singers accompanied by Orchestra Nova and joined by international soloists Rebecca Bottone soprano and Polly Leech mezzo (2019 Artists in Residence), Robert Murray tenor and David Ireland bass, all under the baton of conductor and choral workshop specialist, Patrick Craig (St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tallis Scholars).

Update 11th June – Due to high demand, Singing Tickets for this event have now SOLD OUT. We are currently looking at ways to extend the size of the choir for a second time – further updates will be posted here. Should we be able to re-open booking, however, this will be for Tenors and Basses only.

To book a wheelchair user space please contact the Box Office on 01543 306150. A 50% discount is available to carers and essential companions (not available to book online).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FRONT ROW FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE ROW G. The orchestra will be on the floor directly in front of the stage for this performance, to allow sufficient room for our singers on stage. Therefore the front 6 rows of seating have been removed and the front row of the audience will now be row G.

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