Our Musical History
The choral tradition upheld by most of the Cathedrals in Britain is a national treasure. We are proud at Lichfield to continue the tradition of a choir of boys and men. We also have girl choristers plus an enormous singing outreach programme involving local schools.
There has been a traceable Choral Foundation at Lichfield Cathedral since 1315, when Bishop Walter de Langton first provided accommodation for the Lay Vicars Choral in Vicars Close. This formal provision of Lay Vicars has over the years been expanded to include the posts of Director of Music, Organists, Choral Scholars, the Headteacher of the Cathedral School and both Boy and Girl Choristers as part of the Foundation.
For further information on our choir’s history and daily life, please click here.