The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA will present Rachel Fuller’s “Animal Requiem” on Oct. 26, 2019 at Royce Hall at UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
The performance will be conducted by Michael Nowak with the soloists including tenor Bruce Sledge and soprano Caroline McKenzie. Jane Lynch will narrator while special guests will include The Hollywood Studio Orchestra, Tonality, Pete Townshend, and Jewel.
The piece, which was created as a means of saying goodbye and pay homage to dear pets and animals, premiered in London in January. Fuller noted in The Times that she was inspired after losing six dogs in the span of five years.
“Animals are a huge comfort and extraordinary company. They’re non-judgmental, they love you unconditionally… To say a proper goodbye and to remember and honour their life is so important, I thought we should have that for our animals,” Fuller noted in a press release.