Join Lichfield Cathedral for a moment of calm during a busy day

The stunning interior of Lichfield Cathedral
The stunning interior of Lichfield Cathedral

The Music for Reflection series begins on 16 July and will take place at 13:00 every Tuesday and Friday until 30 August, entirely free of charge. 

When was the last time you took a moment for yourself? At Lichfield Cathedral we hope to help you enjoy the summer months – so we’re inviting you to come and escape your mobile ringing, the emails pinging and the general noise of our busy lives, and enjoy some live music over a well-deserved lunch break.

Whether you enjoy the soothing notes of the clarinet, the enchanting sounds of a soprano or the thunderous power of the mighty Lichfield Cathedral organ, there will be a programme to suit you. Some of the many highlights include:

– The Balnic Trio playing Beethoven’s Archduke Trio (July 16th, led by Alex Laing, the founder of Lichfield’s orchestra, the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra).

– Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet (August 27th, played by members of Lichfield Cathedral School’s Music Department).

– And visits from many distinguished organists to play the cathedral’s magnificent organ, including Peter Gould (Derby Cathedral), Peter Dyke (Hereford Cathedral) and Tom Winpenny (St Alban’s Abbey).


16 The Balnic Trio (Alex Laing, Rebecca Leyton, Nicolene Gibbons)

19 Peter Dyke (organ)

23 Tom Winpenny (organ)

26 Jane Eminson (flute), Petra Miranova (piano)

30 Simon Hogan (organ)



2 Laurence Lyndon-Jones (organ)

6 Peter Morris (organ)

9 Peter Gould (organ)

13 Anna Bolton (soprano), Rowland Cotterill (piano)

16 Sue Robertson (alto), Peter Robertson (piano)

20 Michael Rhodes (organ)

23 Alex Jones (organ)

27 Lichfield Cathedral School Music Staff (Brahms Clarinet Quintet)

30 Christopher Johns (organ)


Martyn Rawles, Organist of Lichfield Cathedral said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming such a distinguished array of musicians to perform in this wonderful setting. The concerts offer half an hour of fantastic music, perfect for a lunch-break or time out of a busy day, and this year’s line-up of musicians and repertoire is especially exciting. We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of the free admission to come and enjoy some first-class summer music-making!”

Join us twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays until 30 August. Music for Reflection takes places in Lichfield Cathedral, with a 13:00 start. Entry is free and donations are very welcome.

For more information please call 01543 306100 or visit our website