Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem To Be Performed in Los Angeles
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) in collaboration with Harvey
Goldsmith and Live Nation presents Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem on Saturday,
October 26, at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. Tickets for $29–$99 go on-sale today at 10 am at
cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101 and the Royce Hall box office.
Rachel Fuller has crafted an orchestral way to say goodbye and pay homage to our
pets who have passed in Animal Requiem. Qualified as A Concert to Celebrate,
Remember and Honour All the Animals We Have Loved and Lost, this special addition
to the CAP UCLA 2019-2020 season can be enjoyed by the whole family. Animal
Requiem is Fuller’s latest composition. Her husband, Pete Townshend of The Who,
joins as a special guest along with musician Jewel, actress Jane Lynch, and opera
singers Bruce Sledge and Caroline McKenzie.
Animal Requiem premiered in London where the couple live in January of this year.
Rachel Fuller was quoted in The Times sharing that her inspiration came from losing six
dogs in the span of five years. A certain kind of grief, yet so relatable, is brilliantly
captured in the score of Requiem. The program also includes Saint-Saëns’s piece
Carnival of the Animals and Sir Paul McCartney’s 1968 solo “Blackbird.”
To fulfill the voluminous sound, Los Angeles-based choral spectrum group Tonality lend
their voices while The Hollywood Studio Orchestra lend their instruments and skill to this
West Coast engagement. The Hollywood Studio Orchestra have been behind many
major soundtracks including The Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean, and
Spider-Man 2. CAP UCLA audiences will be familiar with Tonality from their appearance
in Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.
In addition to remembering beloved pets, Requiem is a memorial for all animals across
the world. The performance serves to raise awareness for animals suffering from
cruelty, negligence or abuse of any kind. With this mission, a portion of the proceeds
from all ticket sales will benefit VCA Charities. VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a
mission to inspire and nurture pets and their people to triumph over challenges and
thrive together. Established in 2005 by the founders of VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA
Charities helps to feed thousands of pets, provide access to expert veterinary care, and
support animal welfare organizations globally.
The Animal Requiem album, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The
Chamber Choir of London, is set for release on October 4 th via BFD/ The Orchard and
will be available on all digital platforms and music retailers. A download link to
access Animal Requiem for review is available upon request.
CAP UCLA’s Contemporary series continues with Bill Morrison with Wild Up; Dawson
City: Frozen Time LIVE! (Dec 6, The Theatre at Ace Hotel), Philip Glass & Jerry
Quickley: Whistleblower (Mar 21, The Theatre at Ace Hotel), Jennifer Koh & Jean-
Baptiste Barrière: 38 th Parallel (Apr 17, Royce Hall), and Anthony de Mare: Liaisons
2020: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano (Apr 25, Royce Hall).
CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
CAP UCLA presents
Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem
A Concert to Celebrate, Remember and Honour All the Animals We Have Loved and Lost
With special guests Pete Townshend, Jewel, Jane Lynch, Bruce Sledge and Caroline McKenzie.
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
Royce Hall, UCLA
10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Michael Nowak – Conductor
Bruce Sledge – Tenor
Caroline McKenzie – Soprano
Jane Lynch – Narrator
The Hollywood Studio Orchestra
Music composed by Rachel Fuller
Arranged by Martin Batchelar
Rachel Fuller is a composer and pianist whose work draws on her classically trained
background and love of orchestral music. She achieved international recognition as the
orchestrator of her husband Pete Townshend’s Quadrophenia, which has toured
worldwide to great critical acclaim. As a passionate animal lover, she was inspired to
compose Animal Requiem after losing six dogs to old age over a span of five years.
Animal Requiem celebrates, remembers and honors all the animals who have been
loved and lost and was created to help raise awareness for the continued suffering of
animals affected by cruelty, negligence and abuse. It is also meant to honor 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. Animal Requiem also features LA’s Tonality Choir, The Hollywood Studio
Orchestra, Bruce Sledge (tenor), Caroline McKenzie (soprano) and special guests Pete
Townshend, Jewel and Jane Lynch (narrator). The performance also includes Saint-
Saën’s Carnival of the Animals.
Single tickets: $29–$99
A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit VCA Charities
UCLA Central Ticket Office: 310-825-2101, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4
Royce Hall box office: open 90 minutes prior to the event start time.
Limited number of VIP Packages available!
Premium reserved seat, photo opportunity with Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller,
access to rehearsal, and more!
Please contact: SLOInfo@slotix.com
VIP PACKAGE to include:
One (1) premium reserved ticket
Access to select Artists Rehearsal
Photo Opportunity with Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller
Post-show Meet & Greet with Soloists
One (1) drink voucher
This package is WILL-CALL ONLY, the original package purchaser, and all members of
your party, must be in attendance at time of check-in and enter the venue together. Will-
call tickets may only be picked up during check in at the venue on the evening of the
event by the original package purchaser. A valid ID of the original purchaser is required
at check-in and to receive your tickets. Please plan on early arrival to the venue. Venue
exit and re-entry may not be permitted.
Artist’s website: Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem