Schoharie Valley Singers to present a benefit concert — ‘A Ukrainian Prayer’

SCHOHARIE — The Schoharie Valley Singers are honored to partner with the Schoharie Reformed Church for a concert benefiting Ukrainian refugees in Poland. The concert will be presented on Saturday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. and will take place at the Schoharie Reformed Church in Schoharie.

The concert is free for the public, but a donation is encouraged. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Schoharie Reformed Church’s sister church in Lodz, Poland, assisting with the influx of refugees.

The concert will feature six choral selections, plus three sing-along songs for the audience to join in on.

The National Anthem of Ukraine will be sung for the audience by the Veryovka Ukrainian Folk Choir.  

A new piece by John Rutter, “A Ukrainian Prayer,” will be performed. Written in the last few months by the world-renowned British composer, “A Ukrainian Prayer” has been made available free to any choir that wishes to perform it.

The concert will also feature a collection of other uplifting choral music, including “Make Them Hear You,” “Sisi Ni Moja,” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

During the program members of the Schoharie Reformed Church as well as the Rev. Semko Koroza, pastor of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Poland and his congregation in Lodz, will speak concerning the current status of those needing assistance in Poland.

Emails are always welcome at for those wishing for more information.

“We hope to see you there to help us support the great need for the Ukrainian people,” said Robert Holt, president of the Schoharie Valley Singers.

This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, administered through the Community Arts Grant Fund in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

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