World-renowned opera singers gather in support of cancer research


Some of the country’s finest opera singers will be gathering at the intimate setting of Spencer House on Thursday 22nd May to celebrate and support The Institute of Cancer Research, London.

Featuring opera singers Ann Murray, Louise Kemeny, Toby Spence and Matthew Rose, the event will be raising money for The Institute of Cancer Research’s (ICR) world-leading research, with labs in Chelsea and Sutton. As the music of Mozart, Brahms, Wagner and Strauss fills guests’ eardrums, there will also be a champagne reception as well as drinks and canapés to fill their stomachs.

Ann Murray, the world-renowned mezzo-soprano, who will be performing at the event to raise funds for the ICR’s research to defeat cancer, said: “Cancer can have a terrifying impact on people’s lives but it’s heart-warming to know that so much progress is being made in research. That’s why I am so pleased to be able to sing and help support the ICR’s science, which is finding new and improved ways to diagnose and treat cancer.”

The ICR discovers more new cancer drugs than any other academic centre in the world,  including the pioneering prostate cancer drug abiraterone, which has benefited hundreds of thousands of men worldwide.

To find out more about the ICR’s opera event on Tuesday 22 May, and to register your interest in attending future events, please visit

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