Internationally acclaimed organist, choral director and recording artist Gail Archer will offer a concert to provide humanitarian relief for victims of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (830 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia) will host the performance, which will take place Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.
The concert is free and open to the public, with all donations of any amount supporting Caritas, the universal Catholic Church’s official humanitarian agency.
Aid from Caritas has enabled the Little Servant Sisters to minister to Ukrainian refugees in Poland, as well as war victims still in Ukraine.
Archer will perform selections from her ninth CD, Chernivsti, which features works of contemporary Ukrainian composers, such as “Fanfare” and “Benedictus: Song of Zachariah” by Bohdan Kotyuk (b.1951), “Piece in Five Movements by Tadeusz Machl (1922-2003), “Fantasia” by Viktor Goncharenko (b.1959), “Passacaglia” by Mykola Kolessa (1903-2006), “Chacona” by Svitlana Ostrova (b.1961) and “Fantasie” by Iwan Kryschanowskij (1867-1924).
Co-sponsoring the concert are Allen Organs, the Cunningham Piano Company and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
For more information, email event organizers at Sepaago@gmail.com.
To donate in advance of the concert, visit the Caritas campaign page.
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