Tutu raps

Sunday, November 16, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London will host a world premiere of The Cry: A Requiem for the Lost Child to benefit the Save the Children organization.

Composed by Adrian Snell and directed by David Drummond, The Cry is a spectacular and moving musical production that remembers children who’ve lost their lives or childhood because of warfare, armed conflict or ethnic cleansing. The lead vocalists are Niamh Perry (BBC1’s I’d Do Anything) and opera star Mark Stone. They’ll be joined by violinist Jeanine Thorpe (BBC2’s Classical Star and Maestro), Adrian Snell, the London Oriana Choir, the London Oratory School Schola, keyboard player Dave Bainbridge (Iona) and a host of other talented singers and musicians. The performance will be introduced by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

The Cry features a rap specially recorded for the premiere by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who says ‘I’m delighted to be involved as a rapper for the premiere of The Cry, which gives these often forgotten victims of wars a voice that will lift the roof off St Paul’s Cathedral!’

More from St. Paul’s here.

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