Several dozen Ukrainians who have escaped the war from towns like Bucha and Zaporizia have found refuge at Mercy House in Derby, Vermont.
Many of those staying at Mercy House are children who have been working with Theresa Cianciolo, a graduate of the Berkeley School of Music, to form a choir. The Ukrainian students will share the stage with the Hazen Union High School Choir and other Northeast Kingdom high school choirs for a poignant holiday performance.
In a special collaboration, the Dzvinochok Boys Choir and Vognyk Girls Choir will perform in a video stream from Kyiv, Ukraine via the big screen on the Main Stage.
Famed folk singer Dave Mallett and his bass player, Mike Burd, will also be joining in this unique musical event.
An exhibition of portraits and landscapes taken by photographer Elliot Burg during a 2017 trip to Ukraine, his ancestral homeland, will be on display in the Gallery.
Enjoy an authentically prepared meal of classic Ukrainian dishes including blini, borscht, kapusta salad, and dessert, by reservation only.
If you’re not able to attend the concert, please make a donation on the ticket page.
All proceeds from the concert will go to help Ukrainians refugees who are now staying in Vermont. This concert is being underwritten by Community National Bank, whose generosity is greatly appreciated, with special thanks to Kathy and Jared Cadwell.
Masks are required for indoor events. We strongly suggest that patrons wear surgical paper masks (which we can provide) or N95 masks and not cloth masks.