LSO Michael John Trotta Requiem Kyrie and Introit London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra LSO Charity Track in aid of Hospice UK for Death and Dying Awareness Week

As a way of giving back to the community and raising funds and awareness around issues of death and dying, composer Michael John Trotta has teamed up with the London Symphony Orchestra in aid of Hospice UK’s Death and Dying Awareness Week.

Fuelled by a passion for combining tradition and innovation, American composer Michael John Trotta, one of the most exciting and prominent new composers of choral music, has teamed up with the London Symphony Orchestra, Ben Parry’s London Voices and Hospice UK to help bring death and dying into the public conversation.

Trotta’s father passed away unexpectedly when he was seven, and music became his solace. Having spent a great deal of time playing and singing at funerals, he fell in love with the choral masterworks of the genre.

What began as a prayer for those gone before us, has become a prayer for those left behind, and a hope that everyone will find peace when facing the unknown. Requiem captivates the minds and hearts of all those who have lost someone and are seeking solace. – Michael John Trotta

Trotta’s album Requiem, featuring Tenebrae under the direction of Nigel Short, engenders a sense of hope and provides an opportunity to continue healing.

We are incredibly grateful to Michael John Trotta for his dedicated efforts in fundraising for Hospice UK. His outstanding support not only helps us continue our vital work, but also fosters meaningful conversations surrounding death and dying. – Gemma Roberts, Head of Events and Supporter Engagement at Hospice UK

Released on 3 May, streaming revenue from the album during this period will go to Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice and end of life care. In addition, a charity single; Introit and Kyrie featuring London Symphony Orchestra, will be released on 26 April with all proceeds raised also going to Hospice UK.