You are now cordially invited to register your participation in Requiem to Cancer 2020. The APPLY page is now visible on this website (see at the top). We look forward to seeing you in September!
We can now reveal that the music for RtC 2020 is this wonderful selection. The first main session will kick off with Cecilia McDowall's fabulous new 'Da Vinci Requiem' that was commissioned by Wimbledon Choral Society and received its world premiere in the Royal Festival Hall in May 2019. This is a very accessible work and will be directed by Neil Ferris. To guide us through the early hours and morning of Saturday, Mark Jordan will add his personal touch to the sublime Mozart Requiem so that we can do justice to the work, albeit after a long night and probably a good breakfast! At some point we'll also fit in a run-through of the Fauré for some light relief, which Mark will also lead for us. And finally to finish off the whole session (and probably finish us off as well), Jeremy Jackman will light the boilers under the Brahms 'Ein Deutsches Requiem' and we'll give every last breath we have left to deliver this one as well.
So, something new, something(s) familiar and something big. Oh, and don't forget we'll also have Janet Wheeler's new life-affirming anthem as well. Will this all work for you? We do hope so.
Applications for participating in RtC 2020 will open shortly. We are almost ready with the website and linking up with Cancer Research UK. Watch this space!
27 Feb 2020
We are delighted to announce the music director line-up for this year's event. Neil Ferris and Jeremy Jackman have been with us since the first event in 2016 and we are very grateful for their continued support. The new boy on the block is Oxford-based Mark Jordan, to whom we extend a very warm welcome. We look forward to him keeping us awake overnight!
For the specially commissioned anthem for this year's event, we are so pleased that Janet Wheeler has agreed to write this for us, following those from Cecilia McDowall and Will Todd in previous years.
We will reveal the music content for RtC 2020 and open the doors for applications very shortly. We are just tidying up a few things with Cancer Research UK then we'll be ready to get things really going. 😁