Cathy Lamb is Director of Music Outreach at Lichfield Cathedral School and is becoming increasingly well-known for her work as a choral animateur. Until Easter 2017 she was Director of Music at Lichfield Cathedral alongside her husband Ben (who is now full-time Director of Music). Her role included directing the Lichfield Cathedral Girl Choristers (a choir she took on from their second year and integrated into the Cathedral's Choral Foundation) and organizing the Cathedral’s exciting singing outreach project entitled ‘Music Share’, which expanded so much under her leadership that the need to focus on this work led to her new role. She is also founder/Director of the Lichfield Cathedral Young Voices, which has now expanded to include a Youth section.
Cathy enjoyed guest conducting for Lichfield Cathedral Chorus in their Autumn Term 2016, conducting the second ever performance of Paul Spicer’s Advent Oratorio and for the Staffordshire County Chorus in the Spring Term 2017 and is looking forward to working with them again at Easter 2019 when they will perform the Verdi Requiem. Cathy’s roots, however, are as an organist and she has held Organ Scholarships at Salisbury Cathedral and Sidney Sussex College Cambridge and organist posts at Wells Cathedral and Christchurch Priory as well as Lichfield Cathedral.
Cathy’s recital engagements have included many major venues across the country. She has tutored on several courses for the RCO (Royal College of Organists), Oundle for Organists and the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music – and was awarded the ARSCM for her educational work) and is the main accompanist for Salisbury-based choir, Sarum Voices, and is featured on seven of their CDs. Cathy has one solo CD recorded on the organ by B.C. Shepherd & Sons at St. Alphage, Burnt Oak (London). Cathy is proud to be the President of the North Staffs & District Organ Society, Chair of the Lichfield Area RSCM, Council Member of the FCM (Friends of Cathedral Music) and Trustee on the Board of FOSYM (Friends of Staffordshire’s Young Musicians).
Photo courtesy of Ash Mills