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Wrenathon: A Vocal Marathon

24 June 2023

12:00 -20:00

Come and enjoy a unique, not to be missed vocal music marathon featuring hundreds of singers from over 12 community choirs across nine City of London churches.

Marking the tercentenary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren the Wrenathon Vocal Marathon will feature gospel, a cappella, pop, immersive choral theatre, global and folk song, classical choral music and will include vocalists young and old. This very special, one-off vocal music marathon brings together singers of all styles to showcase the talent and breadth of community singing today.

Not just an audible joy but a visual spectacle too, the community choirs will perform in the stunning architectural surroundings of the Square Mile Churches, four of these City churches were designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

The Wrenathon Vocal Marathon celebrates the joyful, healing and uplifting spirit of singing together in the City churches of Sir Christopher Wren.

Highlights include a specially created site-specific improvisation by Filament Theatre Company, including music lamenting the climate crisis; a new collaboration between poet Adisa and Newham-based youth choir NewYVC exploring African forms of resistance and spirituality through song and spoken word; and the performance of a new co-created song in a collaboration between migrant City workers and Sing Tower Hamlets community choir.

All performances are 25 minutes long, allowing 20 minutes for audiences to journey on to their next church. All performances and venues are relaxed environments. This means there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement throughout the Wrenathon Vocal Marathon, and people are free to come-and-go as they choose.



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Image: Filament Theatre Company


Multiple Churches within the Square Mile

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