SONGS FOR UKRAINE
Norfolk musicians came together to sing some beautiful Ukrainian and English songs
to raise money for Ukrainian refugees
Saturday 2nd April 2022, 7.00pm
St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH
Featuring: William Falconer (tenor),
Maria Konoshenko (mezzo-soprano),
singer and songwriter Ervin Munir (from Cutting the Mustard band), Teresa Williams (piano),
Cate Flowers and Myke Joyce
William Falconer (tenor) is much loved in North Norfolk as the administrator of the Southrepps Classical Music Festival, an accomplished singer and the Musical Director of the Norfolk Camerata Choir. He is a lay clerk in the choir of Norwich Cathedral, and accompanist to the UEA Choir. William grew up in Buckinghamshire, and read for his degree in music at Hertford College, Oxford, where he held an organ scholarship.
Apart from Ukrainian folk songs, William will be singing some pieces by Schubert:
I shall do Litanei (auf das Fest Aller Seelen)
An die Musik.
Maria Konoshenko, the Russian born mezzo-soprano, performed in Norfolk many times, she is very well known to the audience of Trunch Concerts. Maria raised her voice against Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and at the moment lives in Norfolk. She is not only a wonderful singer, but also a professor of linguistics and in this concert she will sing her favourite Ukrainian folk songs in Ukrainian. Maria loves to perform the music of many different styles including Baroque, music of C20, Traditional slavic songs, Jazz and even Rock.
In addition to Ukrainian folk music, Maria is going to perform some well-known songs of composers born in Kyiv and Kherson.
Ervin Munir is a singer/songwriter based in Sheringham where he often busks and performs in the band Cutting the Mustard. He will be singing contemporary songs accompanied by Teresa Williams on piano. They have been performing together for a number of years, and can often be found busking in Sheringham.
Cate Flowers and Myke Joyce play a mix of traditional and contemporary music using their own individual skills to create a different take on songs that they enjoy performing.
The number of places – limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets (£15) were available by phone 01692 402 624 or at Trunch Corner Stores cash only (N Walsham Rd, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0PL).
The artists were all kindly performing without fees and all proceeds (£4250) are donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk) to aid the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.