A choir of 200 will be singing the Requiem by Faure and the Hallelujah Chorus in Palma Cathedral next month, as part of the world's largest simultaneous singing event. Hundreds of choirs in more than 40 countries will be taking part in this event, at 7.30pm on October 14, in aid of palliative care for terminally-ill cancer patients. The Majorcan end of the event has been organised by the Friends of the Hospices centre, whose chairman is Calvià town councillor Antoni Pallicer. The singing event is known as BT Voices for Hospices and its purpose is to spread awareness of the hospice movement and to raise funds for equipment, medicines and the training of staff. There will be more than 200 concerts in England, many of them in Cathedrals and Abbeys, as well as 14 in Scotland, 12 in Wales, two in the Channel Islands and two in Ireland. There will be 17 performances spread over 14 states in the US, and Canada will be represented with concerts in Alberta, Calgary and Edmonton, 35 towns and cities in Ontario and Halifax in Nova Scotia, among others.

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