Community, Creative Leadership

Wrenathon: A Vocal Marathon


Sat 24 Jun 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:55 pm

St Botolph without Aldgate

What better way to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) – one of the United Kingdom’s greatest architects – than hundreds of people across London and beyond gathering together and lifting their voices in song in some of the churches he designed following the Great Fire of 1666.

More info below on NewYVC’s role in this special event…


On 24th June, our resident youth vocal collective NewYVC will be joining the Wrenathon Vocal Marathon. Featuring gospel, a cappella, pop, immersive choral theatre, global and folk song, and classical choral music, the event 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.

NewYVC have created the performance If words had wings, through a series of workshops with poet Adisa. Their collaboration is inspired by Adisa’s work at Fulham Palace exploring forms of resistance and African spirituality in enslavement. This powerful performance intertwines NewYVC’s unique vocal arrangements with spoken word performance from Adisa.

The Wrenathon, funded thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, is curated and produced by Holly Hunter on behalf of the Square Mile Churches Wren300 project. It spans two weeks in June, culminating in a unique, not to be missed vocal music marathon featuring singers from 11 community choirs across nine City of London churches on one, single day.

Learn more and reserve your spot for free here.

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Venue information

St Botolph without Aldgate

Aldgate High St
United Kingdom