Leyburn concert to raise money for Red Cross’ Ukraine appeal

Iryna Zagorna, pictured with her husband Kostia and daughter Sofia.

All proceeds from ticket sales for Richmondshire Orchestra’s forthcoming concert on are to be donated to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Three members of the Orchestra are from Ukraine, all with family and friends back in their homeland.

Staff at Tennants and the members of the orchestra say they been moved by their stories and will use the concert as an opportunity to support the Red Cross, and their response to the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Orchestra member Iryna Zagorna said: “We come from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

“Our close relatives and friends are in danger because of the Russian army siege.

“We are very worried about them and are trying to help them in any way we can.

“We would be grateful for any help you can give to Ukrainians suffering in this terrible war”.

The concert, which takes place at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, on March 20.

Organisers say the event will take the audience on a “musical grand tour of Italy” with works inspired by the country by Mozart, Mahler, Respighi and Strauss.

The orchestra will also perform the Ukrainian national anthem as a mark of respect to the people of Ukraine.

Tennants’ director Paul Freeman said: “We hope to get as many people through the doors as possible, to raise much needed funds for this vital appeal and at the same time enjoy an afternoon of great music by a much-loved local orchestra.

“There will also be the opportunity for the audience to donate to the Red Cross further on the day.”

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