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Neuroendocrine Cancer UK Presents: A Night of Enchantment with pOpera by Candlelight, Featuring Zirenz in Concert!

Oct 2, 2023

Neuroendocrine Cancer UK is thrilled to shine a spotlight on an extraordinary event that’s raising vital funds and creating waves of awareness about neuroendocrine cancer. Join us as we applaud the incredible work of Zirenz, the John Lennon songwriting award-winners, and their dedicated team.
pOpera by Candlelight, Zirenz in Concert
In a magical fusion of musical genres, Zirenz, composed of Bex Hazard and Cat Llewelyn, has reimagined well-known opera arias. From Puccini’s “Un Bel Di” to Delibes’ “The Flower Duet” (famously known as the British Airways theme), these classic pieces have been set to dance and electro-pop beats, creating an unforgettable musical experience.
What makes this event even more remarkable is the collaboration with an ensemble of exceptional talents:
  • Cantamus Choir: This award-winning choir has earned 29 first prizes in international choral festivals, including the prestigious BBC Choir of the Year Competition. They will provide enchanting backing vocals for Zirenz and perform a collection of beloved choral arrangements.
  • Rock Choir: Under the baton of Dan Rogers, the voices of Rock Choir West Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire will have everyone singing their hearts out and dancing in the aisles.
  • Lisa Mears: The talented Welsh composer will showcase her original compositions, adding a unique and beautiful touch to the evening.
  • The Meadows: An award-winning Celtic-Crossover folk band, The Meadows, will showcase tracks from their latest album, bringing a vibrant and multi-instrumental sound to the stage.
  • Michael Kennedy: Hosting this spectacular Charity Gala is the talented Michael Kennedy, a Radio show DJ known for his Welsh Connections Radio show.
But it’s not just about the music. It’s about raising awareness.
All performers participating in this event have generously donated their services, and all ticket sales and proceeds will go to the Neuroendocrine Cancer UK Charity.

Zirenz in the Spotlight

Zirenz has been making waves in the media, sharing their passion for this event and their dedication to the Neuroendocrine Cancer UK cause. They’ve been featured in newspapers and on radio shows, discussing Cat’s personal experience with neuroendocrine cancer, their innovative approach to opera, and the importance of our forthcoming performance.
  • Two-page feature in the Western Mail Weekender Magazine: 

Thanks to Jenny White for a super cool two-page feature in the Western Mail Weekender Magazine ARTS & CULTURE section 02-09-2023. We love the headline, “Reimagining opera for a new audience.” please check out and share XX Zirenz

  • Llanelli Star

Thanks to Robert Lloyd for including Zirenz in his latest On Song Column Llanelli Star , “Welsh Singer Songwriter Cat Llewelyn is bringing her very different treatment of opera to Llanelli next week” Cat and Bex are an innovative duo called Zirenz.

You can read the full article here.

Big thanks to Radio City 1386AM for a wonderful Interview this week we had a truly wonderful chat with the brilliant Radio host Hywel Benjamin the Chairman of Radio City 1386AM about Cat’s Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer and surviving Neuroendocrine Cancer of the Stomach and Liver then we talked about Zirenz, our new Zirenz pOpera project and also about our forthcoming performance Neuroendocrine Cancer UK presents pOpera by Candlelight Zirenz in Concert and all the performers taking part #cantamusgirlschoir #rockchoir #lisamears #TheMeadows and #mcmikekennedy all giving their services for free in aid of Neuroendocrine Concert UK Charity at the #ffwrnestheatre #Llanelli 7pm Saturday 9th September 2023 THANKS XX Zirenz

Their efforts to raise awareness, share their journey, and give back to the community are commendable. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their unwavering support.
The performance takes place at the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli on Saturday, September 9th, 2023, at 7:00 PM. Let’s come together to celebrate music, life, and the fight against neuroendocrine cancer.
For ticket information and to learn more about this remarkable event, please visit [insert ticket link] and [insert Neuroendocrine Cancer UK website link].
Thank you, Zirenz, and thank you, Cat, for sharing your personal journey. Together, we can make a difference.