Local Concert Raising Funds for Those in Ukraine

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BARNSTABLE – The local “Giving With Your Hearts” concert by musicians from across the region will raise funds and awareness for the people of Ukraine this weekend. 

Event organizer Donna Murphy, music director and organist at West Parish of West Barnstable, said the music, including the Ukrainian national anthem, was chosen specifically to honor the challenges of those facing the conflict.

“Some of the pieces that they’ve chosen to do are very inspirational, very appropriate to the efforts that we’re making and I think people will be very moved by the concert and by the artistry,” Murphy told CapeCod.com.

She added that musicians like acoustic guitarists Fred Fried and Steve Gregory were eager to help the cause. 

“They were responding immediately. They came back and said ‘yes I’d love to be part of this.’ Giving their time and their talents—it’s just amazing that we have such a great group and such a varied group of musicians to offer.”

Other musicians include the Harwich Women’s Chorus under the direction of Marcia Hemple, Brentwood Brass, Celtic harper Thom Dutton and pianist Jacqueline Schwab. 

Murphy herself will be performing the Ukrainian national anthem on organ. 

The concert will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, October 9 at the 1717 Meeting House of West Barnstable. 

Those who wish to donate but can’t attend can do so by writing a check to “Giving With Your Hearts – Ukraine Relief” and mail it to Murphy at 611 Millstone Road in Brewster.

There is no admission charge for the concert, guests may donate any amount to help the people of Ukraine, said organizers.

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s page on the concert can be found here.

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native currently living in Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the CapeCod.com News Center in 2019.

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