Responding to the growing humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe, Christ Church Sugar Land will host a “Concert for Ukraine” on Sunday evening, March 27, at six p.m. The concert will feature guest artists Aiya Izaks, a Latvian American violinist who has played with the Latvian National Theater of Opera and Ballet in Riga, the Leipaja Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and at Stages Repertoire Theater and the Civic Symphony both in Houston, as well as Maestro Mario Pedone, a native of Italy and Venezuela who has performed at accordion festivals both in Europe and in the United States. In addition, the program will spotlight Beth McConnell, Molly Ness, DeAndre Johnson, G.T. Mangum, as well as the Christ Church Festival Choir and praise band, with selections ranging from Vivaldi, Lutkin, Kreisler, “Schindler’s List,” Kasatchok, “I Believe,” and “Mighty to Save.”
Special guests for the concert will include Bishop Scott Jones of Houston, and a video appearance by Bishop Eduord Khegay, who serves as the Methodist episcopal leader for Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Russia.
The concert is free to all, with a love offering taken to assist with humanitarian efforts led by both the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), which is working with displaced people and refugees with food, water, shelter, and other needs, and the ecumenical relief agency Samaritan’s Purse which has established an emergency field hospital in Lviv.
For more information call the office at 281.980.6888.
If you are unable to make it in person, you can watch online on our livestream page.