The York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir are performing a concert this Easter Monday – in a show of solidarity and financial support for Ukraine.
The concert aims to take a pause during the holiday weekend to remember the people of Ukraine and their ongoing struggle against invasion, while raising money for the important cause.
The choir will be singing a varied repertoire and will include the Ukrainian National Anthem and Finlandia – a song by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius which was composed as a covert protest against increasing censorship from the Russian Empire in 1899.
The concert will take place at St Michael le Belfrey church on Monday 18 April at 6:30pm.
The first few Ukrainian families that arrived in York will also be in attendance.
All proceeds from the concert will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal for Ukraine (DEC), which brings together an umbrella group of 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas.
The York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir have also set up a JustGiving page for those who wish to donate but cannot make the in-person concert.
Tickets for the concert are £12 and are available here or on the door. It will also be live-streamed online.
For more information about the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir visit their website here.