Requiem to Cancer 2020

St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9ED
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This is a supporter-organised event:

This event is organised by a supporter on behalf of Cancer Research UK with the assistance of Cancer Research UK staff. All questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser directly.

About this event:

Requiem to Cancer 2020 is a 24hr mass come and sing event starting on the Friday evening and going through to the Saturday evening. During the course of the event, three major Requiem masses are rehearsed and sung through.  The Music Directors kindly giving their time freely for this year’s event are Jeremy Jackman, Neil Ferris and Mark Jordan.

In addition, there will be the world premiere of a life-affirming/'life goes on' anthem commissioned specially for the event and which will be learnt and sung at various times throughout it.   This item was written by Cecilia McDowall in 2016, Will Todd in 2018 and we are delighted that Janet Wheeler has agreed readily to write the anthem for 2020. There will also be a run-through of the Fauré Requiem at some ungodly hour for a bit of light relief!  As part of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to submit the names of people who you would like to be read out at Roll Call points during the event - either as a loss to cancer or as a survivor of it. There will be plenty of breaks, unending tea & coffee, cakes & savouries and other goodies.

Being in the middle of Covent Garden, you won't be short of venues in which to eat and a lengthy break in the morning will allow you to fill up on a substantial life-affirming breakfast. Members of the public, friends and family are very welcome to come into the church throughout the event.

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