Lichfield Cathedral Choir Tours

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Lichfield Cathedral PresbyteryWhilst the primary function of the Cathedral Choir is to maintain the Opus Dei, it regularly undertakes foreign tours. The main purpose of the tours is to share the musical heritage with a wider public, but they also serve to reinforce the fellowship of the Choir and its strength. They can also act to establish and extend ecumenical and international relationships.

Following choir's visit to Rome in 1987, the British Ambassador to the Holy See wrote: "I think that your visit has helped not only relations with the Holy See, but also the growing understanding between our churches".

Date Tour Details
April, 2016 Boys and men tour to Malta, including concerts at Ghajnsielem Church, Gozo; St Patrick's Church, Sliema; Mdina Cathedral; and a streamed mass at St Paul's Church, St Paul's Bay.
July, 2014 Girl choristers' tour to Rome, including concerts and services at St Paul's within the Walls, the Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls, and All Saints' Anglican Church.
April, 2013 Full choir tour to Normandy, including concerts in Virey, Cherbourg, Granville and Bayeux Cathedral, and a Mass at the Abbey of Saint-Etienne in Caen.
April, 2010 Full choir tour to New York City including concerts and services at St Thomas' Church, 5th Avenue, the Cathedral of St John the Divine and, with members of the New York City Master Chorale, at St James's Church, Madison Avenue. Concerts are also being sung in Connecticut at Christ Church, Greenwich and the First Congregational Church, Litchfield.
27 - 30 March, 2008 Full choir tour to Lyon including a concert in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, and a concert and Mass in Lyon Cathedral.
21 - 24 September, 2006 Full choir tour to Germany including concerts in Cologne and Limburg Cathedrals and Marienstatt monastery, and Eucharist with the choir of Limburg Cathedral.
25 - 28 May, 2006 Full choir tour to Holland including recitals and services in Harlingen, Gouda, Den Haag, and Leiden.
11 - 12 March, 2005 Full choir recital in Frankfurt Cathedral to open their 2005 concert series.
17 - 19 October, 2003 Full choir recital and Eucharist in Hasselt Cathedral in Belgium as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the dispersal of treasures from Herkenrode Abbey (in particular the Flemish glass in Lichfield's Lady Chapel).
2 - 9 April, 2002 Full choir tour to Washington DC, including concerts and services in Annapolis, Norwood, and St Mark's Capitol Hill which is one of our link churches.
23 - 30 July, 2000 Full choir tour to Rome and Naples, including concerts at Christ Church, Naples; All Saints Church, Rome; The British Embassy and the Residence of the British Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome
28 April, 1998 Full Choir recital in Frankfurt Cathedral, Germany
7 - 16 April, 1996 Full choir tour to Paris and Lyon, including concerts at Les Soeurs de l'Assomption and the British Embassy in Paris and in Ste Foy Centre Church, Lyon with Evensongs in St George's Church, Paris and St Paul's Church, Lyon
4 - 11 April, 1994 Full choir tour to Lyon, Limburg and Cologne including concerts in Ste Foy Centre Church, Lyon; Concert and Eucharist in Cologne Cathedral, and Extended Evensong in Limburg Cathedral.
April, 1991 Full choir tour to Germany
5 - 16 April, 1988 Full choir tour to East Coast USA with concerts and services in Bangor (Maine); Litchfield (Connecticut); New Brunswick (New Jersey); Washington DC; Epcot; Orlando, Sarasota, and Tampa (Florida),
22 - 25 April, 1987 Full choir tour to Rome including a Papal audience; concerts at the British Embassy to the Vatican, the American Episcopal Church, and All Saints' Church; Evensong at All Saints' Anglican Church; and Masses at St Peter's and Santa Maria Maggiore
8 - 18 April, 1985 Full choir tour to USA with concerts in Miami, Orlando, Epcot, Tampa, Atlanta, Rock Hill, Washington, and Philadelphia
1982 Full choir tour to Holland

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