Animal Requiem: A Concert To Celebrate and honour all animals from Rachel Fuller
A Musical Work created with the intention of celebrating, remembering and honouring all the animals we have loved and lost is taking place in central London at the end of January.
‘Animal Requiem’ is a memorial for all animals across the world, helping raise awareness for the present suffering of animals affected by cruelty, negligence or abuse of any kind.
It was written by composer Rachel Fuller, comments Fuller:
“I composed the Animal Requiem for all of us who have lost a much beloved pet – the pain we feel is equal to the love we felt for them. With this music, I honour and remember all the animals I have loved and lost. All their lives have had an extraordinary impact on mine and I am forever grateful. – Rachel Fuller
The requiem has been created for every person who is passionate about animal welfare, who believes in a world where animals are treated with kindness and compassion, and that each and every life is a valuable one.
Prior to the concert, all members of the audience will be invited to bring a photograph, portraying a happy memory of their beloved pet. As they arrive, they can pin their photo to a large board that will be placed in view, then light a candle in remembrance of their pet. This will be followed by a full orchestral and choir concert.
The concert will take place at St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL on Thursday 31st January 2019 from 7pm.
The requiem will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler and the Chamber Choir of London. It will also feature tenor Alfie Boe who has just released top ten album ‘As Time Goes By’.
They will also perform ‘Carnival Of The Animals’ by Saint Saens on the night.
Tickets available now from £38.50
An album of the requiem will be recorded this month, December 2018 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Choir of London, and will be available to buy in February of 2019.
Profits from album and ticket sales will be donated to animal charities and small independently run shelters around the world.