Lichfield Cathedral Supplementary Broadcasts

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This section of the listings includes radio and television broadcasts which have some musical connection to Lichfield, but do not feature the choral foundation. Broadcasts which involve the Cathedral's Chamber Choir, or where the Cathedral has been used as the venue for a broadcast are therefore included.

Date Copy Broadcast Details
Sunday, 16 August, 2015 at 8.07am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship
Terry Waite preaches and worship is led by the Dean, The Very Rev'd Adrian Dorber, as Lichfield Cathedral - nearby the National Memorial Arboretum - marks the 70th anniversary of VJ Day. Hymns from the congregation and choral music by Aston, Matsushita, Campbell and Rutter from Lichfield Cathedral's Chamber Choir, conducted by Martin Rawles, punctuate the journey from Commemoration, through Reconciliation, to Victory over evil and death. Remembering the prisoners of war, the victims of Hiroshima, and the servicemen in the Far East who felt 'forgotten' in the midst of celebrations back home hailing VE Day as the 'end' of WW2.
Sunday, 9 March, 2014 at 8.07am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship: Inside Temptation
In the first of Radio 4's series 'Inside Lent', Bishop Stephen Oliver explores the spiritual and temporal nature of temptation. Led by The Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield with Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir, Music director: Martyn Rawles, Organist: Catherine Lamb.
Sunday, 15 April, 2012 at 8.10am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship: The Risen Christ and the Gift of Unity
An Eastertide celebration of peace and reconciliation from Lichfield Cathedral on the 400th anniversary of the death in Lichfield of the Puritan Edward Wightman, led by Canon Wealands Bell with Canon Pete Wilcox and the Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir, directed by Martyn Rawles and accompanied by Oliver Walker.
Sunday, 11 May, 2009 at 8.10am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship
to celebrate the 300th birthday of author and devout Anglican Dr Samuel Johnson
Canon Pete Wilcox and Canon Wealands Bell lead the morning church service from Lichfield Cathedral, with the Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir, directed by Martyn Rawles.
Sunday, 7 November, 2004 at 6.30pm
BBC R3
No Archive Copy Available Performance on 3 recorded on 13 July 2004 during the Lichfield Festival with Ex Cathedra, the CBSO and Lichfield cathedral Chamber Choir, this is a performance of Sculthorpe's Requiem.
Sunday, 11 May, 2003 at 8.07am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship: Helping to Change the World
A service from Lichfield Cathedral at the beginning of Christian Aid Week led by Canon Charles Taylor, with the Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir.
Wednesday, 21 July, 2001 at 4.00pm
BBC R3

Archive Copy Not Available Choral Evensong live from Lichfield Cathedral, sung by the 2001 Eton Choral Course
Spiritus sanctus (II) Sheppard
Howells Responses
Psalm 94 (SS Wesley)
Praetorius Magnificat
Nunc dimittis tertii toni Victoria
The Twelve Walton
Hymn: Disposer supreme (tune: Hanover)
Organ Voluntary: Te Deum Demessieux
Director of Music: Ralph Allwood; Organist: Mark Shepherd
Sunday, 19 November, 2001 at 8.07am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship: Tough Love
On Prison's Sunday, the Rev Bob Payne, assistant chaplain general of HM Prisons, explores the Christian response to those in prison and what happens when they are released. With Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir, directed by Nigel Argust.
Sunday, 14 May, 2000 at 8.07am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship from Lichfield Cathedral
Choral Matins for the fourth Sunday of Easter sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir. Psalm 119 vv89-96; Stanford in A; Nehemiah 8.1-12; Luke 24.25-32; Haec Dies Byrd. Director of music Nigel Argust; Organist Robert Sharpe.
Sunday, 26 September, 1999 at 8.07am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship The Path Less Trodden.
Old Testament reflections on the Way of Christ, led by Canon Tony Barnard. From Lichfield Cathedral, with the Cathedral Chamber Choir directed by Nigel Argust. Organist Andrew Lumsden.
Sunday, 23 May, 1999 at 8.07am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship Come Down O Love Divine.
A meditation for Pentecost from Lichfield Cathedral, led by Canon Charles Taylor and the Venerable George Frost, with the Cathedral Chamber Choir directed by Nigel Argust; organist Andrew Lumsden.
Sunday, 27 September, 1998 at 8.05am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Sunday Worship The Ladder of Glory.
A service for Michaelmas from Lichfield Cathedral, led by the Dean of Lichfield, Dr Tom Wright. With the Cathedral Chamber Choir, conducted by Nigel Argust; Organist Andrew Lumsden.
Thursday, 24 December, 1998 at 11.30pm
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available The First Communion of Christmas from Lichfield Cathedral
Celebrant: Charles Taylor, Preacher: Dr Tom Wright, Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir directed by Nigel Argust, Organist: Andrew Lumsden.
Mass in G Schubert, O little town of Bethlehem, O come all ye faithful, Hark! The herald angels sing.
Sunday, 28 December, 1997 at 9.30am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Morning service A Child Is Bom in Bethlehem
A meditation for Christmastide from Lichfield Cathedral. The Very Rev Dr Tom Wright, Dean of Lichfield, reflects on the meaning of childhood in the light of the birth of Jesus. With the Lichfield Chamber Choir. Conductor Nigel Argust. Organist Andrew Lumsden.
Friday, 9 May, 1997 at 5.00pm
BBC R3
No Archive Copy Available The Music Machine The Organ
Verity Sharp visits Andrew Lumsden , organist and master of the choristers at Lichfield Cathedral.
Sunday, 29 December, 1996 at 9.30am
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Morning Service What Sweeter Music Can We Bring?
A meditation for Christmas from Lichfield Cathedral, led by the Dean, the Very Rev Dr Tom Wright , with the Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir. What Sweeter Music (Herrick's Carol); Sing We to This Merry Company (Rutter); Benedicamus Domino (Warlock); The Holy Boy (Ireland); Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. Willcocks).
Monday, 6 November, 1995 at 3.55pm
BBC R3
No Archive Copy Available The English Voluntary
The second of three programmes of C18th organ music played by John Toll on the instrument at Armitage Parish Church, formerly in Lichfield Cathedral, including music by John Stanley, William Walond and John Bennett. (REPEAT)
Sunday, 3 June, 1990 at 6.40pm
BBC1
No Archive Copy Available Songs of Praise
The nave of Lichfield's beautiful cathedral is filled with the sound of massed choirs and of the Staffordshire Youth Orchestra in this programme for Pentecost. Christians who have experienced the guidance of the Holy Spirit tell their stories to Alan Titchmarsh.
Hymns: There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds); Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Restore, 0 Lord, the Honour of Your Name; God Is Love (Abbot's Leigh); He Who Would Valiant Be; Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands); There's a Quiet Understanding; Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Down Ampney).
Monday, 14 August, 1989 at 5.00pm
BBC R3
No Archive Copy Available The English Voluntary
The first of three programmes of C18th organ music played by JOHN TOLL on the instrument at Armitage Parish Church, formerly in Lichfield Cathedral. Music by Stanley, Boyce, Maurice Green and John Travers.
Monday, 6 July, 1987 at 7.00pm
BBC R3
No Archive Copy Available Music for Organ
played by Denny Lyster in Lichfield Cathedral. Herbert Howells Partita
Wednesday, 2 August, 1978 at 3.50pm
BBC R4
No Archive Copy Available Choral Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral sung by a choir of boys and young men drawn from churches, colleges and schools affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music
Byrd Responses
Psalms 12, 13, 14 (Flintoft, Woodward, Attwood)
Wesley in E
My soul, there is a country Parry
Director of the Choir JOHN COOKE; Organist MICHAEL ENGLISH
Wednesday, 1 February, 1978 at 9.55pm
BBC R3
No Archive Copy Available Organ Music played by JOHN BISHOP from Lichfield Cathedral
Alcock Introduction and Passacaglia; Whitlock Hymn Preludes: St Denio; Werde munter; King's Lynn (Book 2); Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G
Monday, 1 November, 1976 at 3.00pm
BBC R3
No Archive Copy Available Organ Music played by NICHOLAS DANBY from Lichfield Cathedral
Boyvin Suite de troisieme ton; Vaughan Williams Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes; Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in C minor (Op 37 No 1)
Friday, 18 March, 1966 at 2.00pm
BBC Network Three (R3)
No Archive Copy Available Britain's Cathedrals and their Music: Lichfield
Introduced by JOHN Betjeman, with Choir OF Lichfield CATHEDRAL. Organist and Master of the Choristers, Richard Greening; Robert GREEN (assistant organist).
Tuesday, 9 August, 1949 at 3.00pm
BBC Home Service (R4)

ID: 19490809
Archive Copy Available Choral Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral sung by a choir of boys and young men drawn from churches, colleges and schools affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music under the direction of Hubert Crook (Chief Commissioner, RSCM)
Psalms 47, 48, 49
Hylton Stewart in C
My joy, my life, my crown Bruce Montgomery
Hymn: Song of praise the angels sang
Organ Voluntary: Fugue in B minor (BWV 544) J S Bach (Organ: James Levett)
The oldest member of the choir is just nineteen. He and the others who are singing alto, tenor, and bass are members of school choirs, and they have been gathered together by the Royal School of Church Music to sing the services for a fortnight during the absence of the Cathedral Choir on holiday. The trebles are boys drawn mainly from parish church choirs. The Royal School of Church Music was founded by the late Sir Sydney Nicholson twenty years ago.
Sunday, 18 January, 1948 at 3.00pm
BBC Home Service (R4)
No Archive Copy Available Choral Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral sung by the BBC Singers; Organist: Dr G Thalben-Ball
To thee, O Lord Rachmaninov
Smith Responses
Psalms 93, 94
Darke in F
Lights of the world Elgar
Hymn: Brightest and best
Sunday, 22 June, 1947 at 7.45pm
BBC Home Service (R4)
No Archive Copy Available Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral sung by the BBC Singers; Organist: Dr G Thalben-Ball
Introit: To my humble supplication Jacob
Smith Responses Psalms 19
Walford Davies in G (Festal Setting)
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord Gibbs
Metrical Psalm 122: Pray that Jerusalem may have peace
Sunday, 30 March, 1946 at 7.45pm
BBC Home Service (R4)
No Archive Copy Available Palm Sunday Evening Service from Lichfield Cathedral sung by the BBC Singers; Organist: Dr G Thalben-Ball
Introit: O Lamb of God all holy
Smith Responses Psalms 86
Wood in C minor
Glory and honour and laud Wood
Organ Voluntary: Fantasia on All glory, laud, and honour JS Bach
Sunday, 30 March, 1947 at 6.40pm
BBC Third Programme (R3)
No Archive Copy Available 'The Just Vengeance', otherwise called 'The Lichfield Passion' by Dorothy L Sayers with music composed by Antony Hopkins, Produced by Peter Watts Mary's Carol and Magnificat sung by Dorothy Bond; BBC Chorus under Cyril Gell; Ambrose Porter (organ)
(The Just Vengeance was originally performed in Lichfield Cathedral on the occasion of its 750th Anniversary Festival, in 1946).
Sunday, 15 December, 1946 at 7.45pm
BBC Home Service (R4)
No Archive Copy Available Choral Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral sung by the BBC Singers; Organist: G Thalben-Ball
Immanuel Walford Davies
Psalms 75, 82
Gibbs Cantate Domino and Deus misereatur
Hosanna to the son of David Weelkes
Hymn: Wake, O wake! for night is flying
Organ Voluntary: Wachet auf! Karg Elert
Sunday, 17 March, 1946 at 7.45pm
BBC Home Service (R4)
No Archive Copy Available Choral Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral sung by the BBC Singers; Organist: Dr G Thalben-Ball
Psalms 89.1-19
Noble in B minor
From the morning watch Gounod
Hymn: I bind unto myself today

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