Howard Goodall to compose for Cancer Research UK

21 January 2013, 11:52

The composer has announced his next project for Classic FM is to create a special piece of music for the cancer charity.

Howard Goodall, Classic FM's composer in residence, has announced he will be creating a special piece of music for cancer charity, Cancer Research UK. In partnership with the charity, Classic FM will be celebrating the supporters, volunteers and scientists who are working together to find a cure for cancer.

The new piece will be inspired by the composer's conversations with the charity's scientists, volunteers, and survivors who are alive today thanks to research funded by Cancer Research UK. It will be premiered at Classic FM Live at London's Royal Albert Hall on 25 April 2013.

Scientists and doctors from Cancer Research UK have contributed to many of the world's top cancer drugs, and the charity has pioneered the use of radiotherapy as treatment. Over the past 40 years, cancer survival rates have doubled.

Howard Goodall's music features on a number of hit TV shows including Black Adder and the Vicar of Dibley. He is also a renowned composer of musicals and choral music.