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Musical Theatre – Spring Awakening

Let Me In Productions are delighted to present Spring Awakening the Tony Award Winning, worldwide musical sensation.

It is a musical that breaks boundaries, transcends genre and conveys the human struggle so astutely, and we cannot wait to perform such a unique production in a truly spellbinding setting. With an astonishing cast of only 13, a professional six-piece band and a visionary production team, this promises to be the most intimate and ambitious project yet from Let Me In Productions.

Set in Germany, 1891, this celebration of rebellion follows a group of late 19th century German students on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable Spring Awakening The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical – told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly) – Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.

Wednesday 7th -10th August 2019 at 8.00pm

Explicit Content Warning

This production is recommended for those who are 14 years of age or above. There are some very sensitive subject matters within the production including sexual themes and abuse, so please consider this before booking.

A Different Thread

St Mary’s Lichfield presents an evening of transatlantic folk music from English/American duo, A Different Thread, with support from Chris Elliot and Caitlin Jones

A Different Thread is a collaboration between Robert Jackson from Lichfield and Alicia Best from Durham, North Carolina. These two travelling songwriters originally met busking in Ireland in 2016 and have been touring the USA, UK, and beyond, ever since. Together they deliver a bluesy blend of Beatlesque folk rock meets Gillian Welch dark country. Folk Radio UK described their debut album as “a strong, independent new sound”. Their original songs are inspired by the music that crisscrossed the Atlantic over the generations in true folk fashion.

This concert marks the end of their UK tour before they head back to the USA.

Chris Elliot and Caitlin Jones are a dynamic folk duo based in Lichfield. They play traditional and original music inspired by English folk tradition. Expect enchanting harmonies and top class songwriting.

For more from A Different Thread, visit: www.adifferentthread.com
For more from Chris Elliot and Caitlin Jones visit: www.chrisandcaitlinmusic.org.uk

Sunday 18th August

Doors open: 6pm

Support act: 7:10 – 7.45, Main act 8pm – 9:15pm

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble

Promoter : Gramercy Music Limited

Programme to include

Purcell – Chacony in G minor

Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence

 The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is the flagship for musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands and one of the world’s great orchestras. As the CBSO commences its centenary celebrations, we are delighted to welcome six of the orchestra’s leading string players to open our second season of classical music concerts @ St Mary’s.

While less familiar than many of his works, every note of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence bursts with melody, joy and life affirming Mediterranean light – a fantastic way to start our 2019/20 season.

Monday 23rd September 2019 – 7.30 pm

Tickets £19.50

The Bookworms….a family show

Rhubarb theatre … a kaleidoscope of visual fantasy

Wiggling their way in and out of trouble, The Bookworms pop-up to bring their stories to life!
With a rickety book cart and some novel ideas, surprises leap off every page, wherever they roam. Join our funny guides as they worm their way into twisty and fantastic adventures through imaginative worlds. Rhubarb Theatre returns with this fun and fantastical festival show

12th October 2019- Shows 10.30, 12.30 & 2pm

Giuseppe Guarrera

Promoter : Gramercy Music Limited

Programme to include

JS BACH – Chaconne (Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004) (Arrangement for Piano – Ferruccio Busoni)

RAVEL- 3 Pieces from Miroirs

PROKOFIEV – Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83

We are delighted to welcome Italian pianist Giuseppe Guarrera to Lichfield as part of his upcoming tour of the UK. Prizewinner at the Montréal International Competition, Giuseppe is also a graduate of the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin.

In addition to being an established chamber musician, he is an accomplished soloist including appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and the Pierre Boulez Ensemble conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

His programme includes the Prokofiev sonata No 7, the final movement of which is considered to be one of the most thrilling pieces ever written for the piano.

Giuseppe is a Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Artist.

Wednesday 6th November 2019 – 7.30 pm

Tickets £19.50

The Washboard Resonators
FOOTSTOMPING BLUES, RAGTIME, SWING & FOLK MUSIC

The Washboard Resonators are a duo that play foot-stomping blues, vaudeville, ragtime, hokum, skiffle, swing and folk like it was in the 1920s, 30s & 40s.

On stage, you can expect a varied and entertaining show with upbeat songs, harmonies, tap dancing and an array of old instruments, including; washboard, resonator guitars, banjo, ukulele, snare drum, suitcase bass drum, spoons and our very own invention—the kazoosaphone.

The duo’s material comprises of both original and carefully arranged traditional numbers by their favourite artists. These artists include; Blind Boy Fuller, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Robert Johnson, Lonnie Donnegan, Tampa Red and The Washboard Rhythm Kings.

PREVIOUS SHOWS
The Washboard Resonators have performed all over the UK. A favourite show of theirs was welcoming in the world’s most famous steam locomotive, The Flying Scotsman at The National Railway Museum

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Date Sunday 10th November @ 7.00pm
Ticket Price £12.00

Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir
CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Promoter : Gramercy Music Limited

Conductor – Martyn Rawles

This special Christmas concert will include festive music old and new, by composers including Praetorius, Walton, Macmillan, Lassus and Rutter.

Formed almost 40 years ago, the Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir is a versatile ensemble that has a wide-ranging repertoire of sacred and secular music.

The choir is a regular performer at venues across the UK, overseas and on radio broadcasts. It has twice participated in the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year competition.

An accomplished conductor and organist, Martyn Rawles is the Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Lichfield Cathedral.

Tuesday 17th December – 7.30 pm
Ticket Price £19.50