Thursday 26 March - Leicester
Reburial of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral. This will be broadcast live on Channel 4.
King Richard will be reinterred in the Cathedral in the presence of the Most Rev and Rt Hon the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. There will be screens set up in the Cathedral gardens.
In the evening the Richard III Society is organising a performance of Geoffrey Davidson's Middleham Requiem at the church of St James the Greater, London Road, Leicester, with a 21-piece orchestra, a choir of 50, 12 choristers, three soloists and a narrator. This will be only the fourth but the most poignant performance of this unique work which premiered at Fotheringhay church in 1993. We are pleased to announce that the narrator for the Leicester performance of the requiem will be Sir Timothy Ackroyd, the actor, writer and director.