York Musical Theatre Company to hold humanitarian fundraising concert for Ukraine at Our Lady’s Church

The poster artwork for A Concert For Ukraine

YORK Musical Theatre Company and Friends will come together to raise money for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at A Concert For Ukraine on April 30.

The 7pm musical evening of songs from the shows past and present will be held at Our Lady’s Church, Cornlands Road, Acomb, York, where singers from assorted York musical theatre companies will perform selections from Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Jekyll & Hyde The Musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street and Godspell.

Tickets (£5 minimum) can be reserved on 07806 487695 or bought on the door. “If musical theatre isn’t your thing, or you’re unable to attend, please give a small donation to justgiving.com/fundraising/Concert4Ukraine,” says organiser Sophie Houghton Brown.

John Atkin, of York Musical Theatre Company, says: “YMTC Choir members decided to do this concert after their performance at the York Community Choir Festival 2022 at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

“The choir will be singing the songs they performed at the festival alongside numbers for their upcoming production of Jekyll & Hyde The Musical.  

“We’re delighted that well-known York performers, who have worked with York Opera, Black Sheep Theatre, Joseph Rowntree Company, Bev Jones Musical Company, Pick Me Up Theatre and White Rose Theatre, will be joining us as guests.” 

Concert proceeds and donations to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal will help DEC charities to provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families. To find out more about their work, visit www.actionaid.org.uk. Donations will be sent directly to ActionAid in a fast and secure way.