PRAYERS and Ukrainian music will be featured in a fundraising concert by Romsey Male Voice Choir.
The special event, titled Until There Is Peace, will help fund supplies to be sent directly to Ukraine. It will take place at St Michael and All Angels Church in Lyndhurst at 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday).
Featuring Romsey Male Voice Choir with support from Romsey Voices, a community choir led by Marion Maxey, the program will also include solo performances by a number of Brockenhurst College students.
Romsey Male Voice Choir concert secretary Mike Bull said: “We hope to attract Ukrainian guests and their hosts to the concert and to that end Romsey Voices will sing Tibie Paiom by Ukrainian composer Bortnianski.”
Another highlight will be a performance of Prayer of the Children, originally written during the civil war in Yugoslavia but now adapted by composer Kurt Bestor for the current conflict in Ukraine.
The church’s vicar, Reverend David Potterton, has worked closely with an agency in Ukraine, and money raised from the event will be used to support this project.
Reverend Potterton said: “When the Russians invaded Ukraine, our churches pledged to do what we could to support those who cannot leave the country and the troops fighting for the liberation of their country.
“Over the past year the Benefit Churches of Lyndhurst, Emery Down and Minstead have collected supplies for our Link Church in Lviv.
“It’s really very simple – the church tells us what they need and we pick it up and send it to them, via a local logistics company.
“We are now collecting for our fourth delivery.”
Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased in advance via bit.ly/3EAywM5 or by contacting the Romsey Tourist Information Center on 01794 512987.
For more information visit www.romseymvc.co.uk