A NORTH EAST choir will hold a commemorative concert for Ukraine later this year after wanting to play their part in supporting those fleeing their own homes from the threat of war.

Wearside-based Shiney Row Male Voice Choir, founded in 1959, will be performing ‘A Special Concert for the People of Ukraine’ at St. Chad’s C of E Church, East Herrington, Sunderland, on Saturday, April 30.

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The community choir will be holding the concert to help raise funds for the people who are suffering in the current conflict.

The Northern Echo: The Shiney Row Male Voice Choir. Picture: SRMVC.The Shiney Row Male Voice Choir. Picture: SRMVC.

The choir will be joined in this special concert by Jullie Pendleton (soprano) and John Rowland (tenor).

Kevin Lillie, choir acting secretary, said: “The men of Shiney Row were keen to do their bit to support the people of Ukraine.

“We thought that the best way for the choir to help was to hold this special concert and ‘Rejoice in Singing’ to try and raise as much money as we could.”

The Northern Echo: The concert will be supporting those affected by conflict in Ukraine. Picture: PA MEDIA. The concert will be supporting those affected by conflict in Ukraine. Picture: PA MEDIA.

Tickets for the concert are £8 per person. There will also be a raffle and a special donation box during the event.

The choir encourages everyone to get their tickets early and support this worthwhile event. All proceeds will go to the ‘Hope for All Ukraine Appeal’.

People can find more information about the concert and the choir here.

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