As we are all aware, the devastation of the war in Ukraine has left millions in need of aid and support. That is why we are proud to get involved with local musical communities trying to make a difference through the power of music.
Organised by the Grade One-a-Thon committee, the Musicians For Ukraine project is a Cambridgeshire initiative who will be performing a rendition of Brahms’ German Requiem, conducted by Howard Williams and led by Steve Bingham on Saturday the 19th March from 12:30PM at Downing Place URC in the centre of Cambridge.
The committee are actively inviting musicians to pay to participate to raise funds for the Red Cross via a ‘Just Giving’ page and to come together to take part in this rendition in aid of war-torn Ukraine.
If you too would like to participate, here’s how you can get involved:
To participate in either the Choir or Orchestra musicians should contact MusiciansforUkraine@gmail.com confirming vocal range/orchestral instrument(s).
Instrumentalists will then receive a confirmation of an orchestral place and whilst not everyone may be able to participate on their chosen instrument, if no place remains available there will always be room for vocalists and choir positions.
Musicians are responsible for supplying their own vocal scores or orchestral part and stand if playing (downloadable from IMSLP; Peters Edition). - For those requiring a stand, we are currently offering these in our showroom for under retail prices for participants of the Musicians for Ukraine.
There will be an expectation that musicians and singers will know their parts very well because of the limited rehearsal time.
Times, Dates & Locations:
The event will be held at Downing Place URC in Cambridge, just opposite John Lewis in the city centre. There is plenty of parking at the Grand Arcade and other city centre car parks, the park and ride services will be operating.
The doors will be open from 12.30pm for all musicians to arrive - Baton goes down at 1pm with suitable breaks and the performance will begin at: 3.30pm.
Safety Protocols: All musicians will be required to take a lateral flow test on the day to ensure the safety of all participants.
Dress code: concert dress - Blue and Yellow in support of Ukraine
Whilst this is not an audience led event, the entire performance will be live-streamed, so even those further afield can still enjoy the performance. https://youtu.be/OvKCdcRCnAc
Even for those not able to perform or watch the performance, we truly believe that the work that the Grade One-A-Thon committee are doing is a sensational reminder of how music can bring people together under one sensational common cause. Millers is proud to be a collaborator of the event and we too will be making donations to support the aid effort in Ukraine.
Donate to the cause below: