Following the enormous display of solidarity for Syrian Refugees from the British Public at the #RefugeesWelcome march on 12th September, we've decided to host a fundraising concert to further help those in need of assistance.
Come to St James's Church, Paddington on the 1st October at 7.45pm to hear an evening of music, introduced by the Green Party's London Mayoral Candidate, human rights and arts campaigner Sian Berry.
We have chosen to fundraise for two charities. The first is 'Hand in Hand for Syria', one of the few chaities to work within the country itself to provide assistance and humanitarian aid to those who need it most within the region.
"We take medical and humanitarian aid into 90% of the country, using our unique and extensive networks on the ground in Syria. We also implement aid funded by, and on behalf of, some of the worlds biggest aid agencies, who are unable to get into Syria themselves."
The second is Refugee Action, who do more low-key work - from helping refugees understand their rights to preventing refugee homelessness in the UK.
The Musical program will be taking us on a journey through War and Peace, utter desolation and hope.
From composers like Schnittke, Shostakovich, MacMillan to Tschaikowsky, Beethoven and Barber in a selection of breathtaking solo , chamber and string orchestra works.
The array of internationally renowned performers joining us on this occasion is spectacular.
Evelyne Berezovsky - PIANO
Galya Bisengalieva - VIOLIN
Dunja Lavrova - VIOLIN
Svetlana Mochalova - CELLO
Slava Sidorenco -PIANO
Robert Ames - CONDUCTOR
String Orchestra of London's top freelance and session musicians
There will be drinks and homebaked cakes served in the interval.