Cantemus: Come and Sing Fauré’s Requiem

Cantemus would like to invite you to sing with us in a very special performance of Fauré’s Requiem at St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island on Saturday 20th November 2021.

Our cancelled concert in March 2020 was the first of many things to fall by the wayside. We have missed being together and making music, lost friends and loved ones, and precious time seems to have passed us by.

So rather than singing to an audience, we want singers to bring their voices together again in celebration and reflection. The programme includes Fauré’s much-loved Requiem; Advent carols old and new; and readings and reflections curated by the Very Revd. Stephen Waine, Dean of Chichester.

The rehearsal and performance will be led by Cantemus’ Musical Director, William Waine. William has performed regularly with the Choirs of Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedrals, The English Concert and the Erebus Ensemble, as well as teaching at Ditcham Park School and managing Chichester-based vocal ensemble NMH. The accompanist will be Peter Stevens, Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral.

Arrival and Registration – 2.30pm
Rehearsal – 3-5pm
Refreshments – 5-6pm
Requiem – 6pm

Whether you want to reflect on the events of the last 18 months, celebrate being back together again, or simply get back to singing, we’d love to see you on 20th November. Please visit our website – – to sign up by 13th November 2021.

Numbers will be limited to maintain some social distancing, as per the Risk Assessment conducted by St Mary’s Church. For more information about this, please contact

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