On Monday, March 28, children from the Nebraska Academy of Vocal Arts will join Nebraska Wesleyan's choral ensembles and spring opera soloists to take part in a community concert and fundraiser for Ukraine.
NWU's BIG Sing - A concert to support Ukrainian aid
Join Nebraska Wesleyan's choral ensembles and spring opera soloists to take part in a community concert and fundraiser for Ukraine.
When: Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: O'Donnell Auditorium
Donations collected at the event will go to supporting humanitarian aid in Ukraine through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that responds to numerous disasters each year. All donations from the concert will go directly towards UMCOR’s efforts in Ukraine and Poland – administrative expenses are funded through an annual offering collected by United Methodist churches. UMCOR assistance includes, aiding refugees with food, water, hygiene, and other essential non-food supplies and temporary shelter.
“This concert is an opportunity for our community to come together and recognize the tragedies happening in Ukraine,” said Darrin Good, Nebraska Wesleyan president. “We have students and employees who have ties to Ukraine, which makes these events hit even closer to home. I hope to see our Lincoln community at this concert and join us in supporting UMCOR’s humanitarian efforts.”
NWU Assistant Professor of Music and Choir Director Tom Trenney added, “This concert will be offered as a communal prayer for peace and a fundraiser for support of Ukraine. We invite you to listen to our heartfelt performance and join in on this soulful experience.”
Concert programming will include jazz standards by the Gershwins; choral arrangements by Sweet Honey and the Rock; Jake Runestad's epic masterwork "A Silence Haunts Me"; and African American spirituals arranged by Stacey Gibbs.
Those in attendance are encouraged to join in song at the concert. Attendance is free and no reservations are required. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in NWU’s O’Donnell Auditorium, located in the Vance D. Rogers Center for Fine Arts.