The Palace Singers
A community choir meeting weekly in Lichfield Cathedral School Chapel
In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we now meet online during the term, using Zoom for both singing practice and for social events. Variations in Internet speed means that Choirs cannot sing together but each person can sing along to our splendid Musical Director’s accompaniment – which is better than nothing!
We are sensibly safety minded and we are monitoring health advice, and ideas from other Choirs, to see when we may be able to sing together – whether distanced in a larger venue, in smaller groups, or in the open. Please contact us if you are interested in this and in joining our Choir
Here are some highlights from our social and musical events over the last few years.
WHO WE ARE
The Palace Singers was founded by the former Headmaster of the Cathedral School, Peter Allwood, in 2007. The choir was initially for the benefit of teachers and parents but has since widened to include anyone in the community. The choir takes its name from the beautiful 17th century Bishop’s Palace that now houses the Cathedral School.
There are no auditions to join the Palace Singers and the choir performs a wide range of music; from folk songs, madrigals, contemporary music to large-scale choral pieces.
The choir still occasionally supports the school concerts and productions creating an opportunity to sing in Lichfield Cathedral. The choir is developing its own concert programme with events planned for later this year and in 2021.
Under the musical direction of Mitchell Holland, the choir rehearses in the School Chapel on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Come and Sing for Joy with The Palace Singers!
We would like more people to know about our wonderful choir. We welcome new members, particularly those singing tenor or bass, please get in touch if you would like to come along to a rehearsal to try us out. We are a friendly group of men and women that come together to sing and we try to enjoy a get together at the pub at least once a term.
We rehearse on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm in the beautiful School Chapel next to the Bishops Palace.
Please get in touch and we will arrange for someone to meet you and show you the way to The Chapel.
DIARY OF EVENTS
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
Concerts and Events
Concerts and Events have been deferred or cancelled until there are further developments in Community singing whilst Covid-19 remains an issue
Regular rehearsal dates Autumn 2020 TBC
Regular rehearsal dates Spring 2021 TBC
Regular rehearsal dates Summer 2021 TBC