(Saturday) 7:00 pm
This event has passed. We thank everyone for supporting this sold-out benefit concert. Above, please view the video to watch the full performance of the Dzvinochok Boys Choir and Vognyk
This event has passed. We thank everyone for supporting this sold-out benefit concert. Above, please view the video to watch the full performance of the Dzvinochok Boys Choir and Vognyk Girls Choir from Kiev, Ukraine.
Please click here to view photographer Elliot Burg’s photo journey “Eli’s Town.”
Donations can be made directly to House of Mercy by mailing a check to 2853 US Route 5, Derby, VT 05829. Thank you for your generosity!
Several dozen Ukrainians who have escaped the war from towns like Bucha and Zaporizia have found refuge at House of Mercy in Derby, Vermont.
Many of those housed there are children who have been working with Dr. Theresa Cianciolo, who attended Berklee School of Music, to form a choir. The Ukrainian students will share the stage with the Hazen Union High School Choir and other Northeast Kingdom high school choirs for a poignant holiday performance.
In a special collaboration, the Dzvinochok Boys Choir and Vognyk Girls Choir will perform in a video stream from Kyiv, Ukraine via the big screen on the Main Stage.
Famed folk singer Dave Mallett and his bass player, Mike Burd, will also be joining in this unique musical event.
An exhibition of portraits and landscapes taken by photographer Elliot Burg during a 2017 trip to Ukraine, his ancestral homeland, will be on display in the Gallery.
Enjoy an authentically prepared meal of classic Ukrainian dishes including blini, borscht, kapusta salad, and dessert, by reservation only. Dinner will be served at 5:30.
If you’re not able to attend the concert, please make a donation on the ticket page.
All proceeds from the concert will go to help displaced Ukrainians who are now staying in Vermont. This concert is being underwritten by Community National Bank, member FDIC, whose generosity is greatly appreciated, with special thanks to Kathy and Jared Cadwell, David Kelley, Charlie Hosford, and Renee Berrian.
Masks are optional, but strongly encouraged for indoor events.