It was a privilege to host the concert which was a wonderful occasion

Liverpool Voice Choir, in association with Big Help Project, organised a concert to raise funds for the Ukrainian community based in Liverpool.  Choral Classics took place at St Peter and St Paul’s church, Crosby.

The night was filled with beautiful arrangements joyful songs of praise, including Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and works by Bruckner, Faure, Karl Jenkins, Morten Lauridsen, Mozart and Rutter.  Musical director for the night was Lesley Bentley, who was joined by Accompanist John McHugh, Soprano Caroline Shipton, Mezzo Soprano Kim Davies, and Soprano Gemma Caro.

Monsignor John Furnival, Parish Priest at St Peter and St Paul’s said; ‘It was a privilege to host the concert which was a wonderful occasion and a great success.  The amount of money raised for the Ukrainian people, and the coming together of people in solidarity to offer prayer and support is very encouraging.’

On the night, the overall total raised was an incredible £2,565.  Big Help Project and Liverpool Voice Choir would like to say thank you for making the concert a huge success, the passion and strength of community support is especially crucial in times of inequality.

Lesley Bentley, the Artistic Director of Liverpool Voice Choir said, ‘We really appreciate all the support given to us by Monsignor Furnival and from members of staff at Big Help Project.  We would like to express our gratitude to all the audience for their kind and generous donations that resulted in such a wonderful total.  The occasion was made especially memorable by having members of the Ukrainian Community join us.’

Father Taras Khomych, Ukrainian Chaplain, based at St Oswald’s, Old Swan said, ‘On behalf of the Ukrainian community in Liverpool I would like to thank all those who sympathise with Ukraine during this time.  We can see that we are not alone in this struggle, and we are immensely grateful for your support’.


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