A tribute concert to the courage, resilience and resistance of the Ukrainian people
In preparation for the arrival of refugees from Ukraine, a group of Sherbrooke friends, including conductor François Bernier, has mobilized to present a tribute concert to the courage, resilience and resistance of the Ukrainian people at St-Michel Cathedral on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m.
Under the theme “Glory to Ukraine”, the tribute concert will be offered by a symphony orchestra made up of around 50 Sherbrooke and area musicians, who will lend their support on a completely voluntary basis.
“In several cities around the world, including Montreal and Paris, a similar concert has been presented in support of Ukraine and its suffering population,” commented conductor François Bernier in a press release. “I said to myself: why not in Sherbrooke? The musicians I contacted responded enthusiastically. This is our way of showing our support for a suffering people.”
Admission to this concert will be free, which will allow as many people as possible to participate in the event and to be sensitized to the tragic reality of Ukrainian people. Many have had to leave everything behind and must start a new life in a foreign country, often unable to speak the language in a new country. Monetary donations, which the organizing committee hopes will be generous, will be collected at the end of the concert.
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