A choir fund to help musical refugees
Pershore CHOIR members have unveiled a new fund to help young Ukrainians and other refugees in need of musical instruments and help with music lessons.
Pershore Town Choir will officially make the call at their concert tomorrow (Saturday) at Elmley Castle Church from 7.30pm. It will be a joint concert with the Tapestry Chamber Choir.
Fund organizer Tony Mealings said: “The issue of children from Ukraine and other refugees staying in our area needing instruments and help with music lessons was first brought to my attention in social media by the Riverside Youth Center in Pershore.
“As we are a choir, help with musical instruments and school fees was a matter of course. The concert is an ideal launch pad for the fund, so we hope to have a good audience – and in a generous mood!
The concert under the direction of David Barclay of the Pershore Town Choir and Sandra Burne of Tapestry will include classical and modern pieces, including the hits “Bring Him Home” by Les Miserables and Bach’s “Jesu Joy of man’s desire” which, the two hope groups, will please everyone. tastes.
“The intention is to create a fund which can be donated to local schools in the Evesham and Pershore areas to help children and young people who need help obtaining musical instruments and school fees”, Mr. Mealings added.
“It would be for all refugee children, regardless of their country of origin.
The fund will be owned and managed by Pershore Town Choir.
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