Immanuel Presbyterian Church — Cincinnati, Ohio
On March 13, 2022, over 125 people gathered in our sanctuary in support of Ukrainian student musicians and to raise money for a Ukrainian foundation and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. The students performed works for piano and violin by Ukrainian composers. One student played an original composition. The music was moving, and the event raised $3,000 and gave the community an opportunity to show their support to the students and their homeland.
In the midst of devastation, the concert provided an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of music and, in the face of evil, to do some good.
“Andrii, Maksym, and I are extremely grateful to the Immanuel Presbyterian Church for helping us to organize a benefit concert for Ukraine,” said Diana Chubak, one of the Ukrainian student musicians. “We were truly touched by how many people came to stand with us, our fellow Ukrainians, and our homeland. We gathered together in unity for peace in Ukraine and against the Russian war. It was meaningful to share with this audience a small piece of our rich Ukrainian culture in the form of music by Ukrainian composers. United we stand, and together we will win!”