A Highland choir will perform a fundraising concert in Inverness this month to raise money for Ukraine.
Acclaim will perform at Free North Church on Bank Street on June 25 at 7:30 p.m. in aid of Children’s Ministry Ukraine.
The group perform concerts twice a year to raise money for charity and this will be their first big gig since before the pandemic – their last appearance was when they sang Christmas carols at Eastgate Shopping Center in December last.
Choir director Elaine Kirkham said: “Over the past few years, as our audience has grown, we have used the Free North Church as a venue as it can accommodate a large audience and has ample space inside. front for the choir and the musicians. Concert attendance reached 800 people.
She said they chose Children’s Ministry Ukraine because it was a charity that had been running for several years and was started and supported by a local couple who had spent several years working in Ukraine.
“Simeon and Joanna Ewing are members of Hilton Church and since the war in Ukraine broke out, they have returned to Ukraine at least twice to help with ongoing work to support refugee children and families,” she added. “We will be showing a short video during the concert highlighting some of the work of this charity.
“Given the war in Ukraine, we wanted to support a charity that is involved in supporting those directly affected.
“We considered a number of national and international charities, but given the local nature of the Ukrainian Children’s Ministry origins, we felt it was appropriate to support this cause.”
Ms Kirkham, who is 66 and lives in Inverness, said the group was formed 10 years ago when she was asked to form a choir to join Keith and Kristyn Getty at a gig at the Eden Court Theater .