Ben Lamb (Musical Director)

Ben Lamb Ben Lamb is Director of Music at Lichfield Cathedral. His love of choral music was kindled as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, and has been a key part of his life ever since. He has held organ scholarships at Truro and Salisbury Cathedrals and spent some years in the classroom, latterly as Head of Music at La Retraite Swan School (now Leehurst Swan School) in Salisbury. While teaching, he founded Sarum Voices, a semi-professional choir which he still runs today, and with whom he has recorded several albums. Prior to his move to the Midlands, he was Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Peter’s Bournemouth, and sang as a regular deputy lay vicar with various Cathedral choirs.

When his wife, Cathy, was appointed Assistant Organist here, he took up the post of Director of Music Outreach at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, combining this with singing work at Birmingham Cathedral until an Alto vacancy came up in Lichfield Cathedral Choir. During the two years he held this post, he was also appointed Singing Teacher at Wrekin College, and took on the directorships of the Beaumaris Singers and (very briefly) the Midlands Chorale.

Liam Condon (Accompanist)

Liam Condon

Liam Condon BMus FRCO PGCE is Assistant Organist at St Alphege Church, Solihull, teaches organ and piano at Warwick School, and is a choral animateur for Warwickshire Sings. He is the accompanist for Lichfield Cathedral Chorus and Musical Director for the Lichfield Palace Singers. His previous role was Acting Assistant Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral and he was Organ Scholar at Lichfield Cathedral from 2019 to 2021. In Summer 2023, Liam became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Liam graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2019, where he was Organ Scholar under the tuition of Rupert Gough. He was accompanist to the Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway, playing live on BBC Radio 3 and 4 as well as touring with the choir to various destinations in Europe and North America. After graduating from university, Liam was organ scholar at Lichfield Cathedral from 2019 to 2021 and completed a PGCE in 2022. Liam enjoys composition and won third prize in the 2021 York Minster Grand Organ competition for his Advent composition Veni ad Salvandum nos. His choral work Lift up your heads was highly commended by the Peter Tranchell Foundation and was premiered by Coventry Cathedral Choir in December 2023.

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