Michael Fabricant is backing a new music competition sponsored by the
Lichfield Mysteries. "The Lichfield Mysteries are becoming an integral
part of the Lichfield calendar" says Michael. "They bring tourists to
our City and much added colour to our historic streets and Cathedral
"I hope that local students 18 or under who are budding Lloyd-Webbers
will compose music for ‘The Entry into Jerusalem’ and for ‘Doomsday’ and
make a mark on the cultural heritage of Staffordshire".
Mike Swallow of The Lichfield Mysteries asks: "Do you have musical
talent? Are you interested in composing music? If so, and you will be
18 or under on 5 July 2009, then you could win the Lichfield Mysteries
Composition Challenge and the chance to have your composition performed
to over 1000 people in Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield City Centre in
the 2009 Lichfield Mysteries community theatre project.
"The Mysteries are looking for new music for two of the 26 plays which
will be performed on 4/5 July 2009, "the Entry into Jerusalem" and
"Doomsday". The music can be in any style as long as it reflects the
story of the play and any instrumentation (including voices) may be used
as long as it is suitable to the performance venues. Students may choose
to compose for either or both of the plays. Group compositions will be
"Staffordshire Schools have already been circulated but the Mysteries
organisers are anxious to include any budding composers who may be at
private schools, working, or at school outside the County.
"The Mysteries’ professional Musical Director will oversee the
performances of the winning entries and work with the composer(s) and
cast in rehearsal."
Details of the Composition Challenge and an entry form can be found on
the Mysteries website www.lichfieldmysteries.co.uk. Closing date is 13