Lichfield Cathedral Organists and Directors of Music

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Years Organist /
Director of Music
Installation
Date
Leaving
Date
Years
Served
Notes
(2017) - Ben Lamb current Owing to the expansion of Music Share (the outreach programme which is a partnership between Lichfield Cathedral School and Lichfield Cathedral), Cathy left her role as joint DoM on 31 March 2017 to focus on her music outreach work.
2010 - (2017) Ben Lamb and Cathy Lamb tbc started 1 Sept 2010
from 1 September 2010 the post of Organist and Master of the Choristers becomes the post of Director of Music
2002 - 2010 Philip Scriven 15 Sept 2002 31 Aug 2010 started 1 Sept 2002; left to become Organist-in-Residence at Cranleigh School, Surrey
1992 - 2002 Andrew Michael Lumsden 1992 31 Aug 2002 10 started Jan 1992 after Mark Shepherd (Assistant Organist) had acted as O&MoC for one academic term; left to become Organist and Master of the Choristers at Winchester Cathedral
1978 - 1991 Jonathan Rees-Williams 16 July 1978 31 Aug 1991 13 started 1 Apr 1978; left to become Organist and Master of the Choristers at St George's Chapel, Windsor
1959 - 1977 Richard George Greening 1959 31 Dec 1977 18 resigned; d. 1979. All those who held the office before Richard Greening were also members of the Corporation of the Vicars Choral and installed into the Wolvey stall; one member of this body was paid 4 per annum extra for playing the organ, besides his duties as a singer.
1925 - 1959 Ambrose Probert Porter 8 May 1925 1959 34 started 1 May 1925; b. 19 June 1885, d. 16 May 1971
1881 - 1924 John Browning Lott 13 Aug 1881 1924 44 d. 28 Sept 1924; born in Kent, Faversham and was 48 at the time of the 1901 census; travelled from Margate to be auditioned, with success, on 2 Aug 1881 and was installed 11 days later
1864 - 1881 Thomas Bedsmore 9 July 1864 9 June 1881 17 d. 9 June 1881 after which a Mr J J C Briggs was temporarily employed as Organist
1807 - 1864 Samuel Spofforth 20 June 1807 57
1765 - 1807 William Brown 12 Oct 1765 3 Mar 1807 42 d. 3 Mar 1807, aged 71
1750 - 1760 John Alcock 10
? - 1749 George Lamb ?
1688 - ? William Lamb (junior) ?
1662 - 1688 William Lamb (senior) 26
1638 - 1641 Henry Hinde 3
1618 - 1638 Michael East 20

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