One for your diary: Sounds for Ukraine is a one-off charity event taking place on Friday 9th September at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden. Raising money for NGO Molotok – the organisation is sheltering and providing trauma work for internally displaced people (mostly children) – the evening will see several musicians perform a variety of Ukrainian music.
The team of professional pianists and amateurs will perform classical pieces by celebrated composers from Ukraine, such as Sylvestrov and Skoryk, other well-known composers such as Chopin and Debussy, and their own compositions inspired by Ukrainian music. Performers will preface their musical numbers with reflections about war and peace, trauma and memory, empathy and activism.

Music has different effects – it brings pleasure and comfort, but it also disturbs and calls for action. It is an indirect form of communication, which allows us to embody emotions in the most precise and tangible way. Yet Sounds for Ukraine would like to challenge the traditional format of a music concert, by giving a platform for musicians to verbalise a feeling they put in their music, reveal approaches and share insights which usually remain unseen to the viewer.

Tickets are £10 (£5 concessions). Buy here.
 St Paul’s Church Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED