Feeling helpless, or perhaps numb with sorrow because nearly 15 million people, about 38 percent of the Ukrainian population, have been forced from their homes because of the world’s most aggressive war in 80 years? Five Green Bay area volunteer organizers invite us to unite our adherents of faith, music, and humanitarianism at this free concert.
Three of Green Bay community’s bands and a church choir are generously joining forces to provide an evening of entertainment for a most worthy cause, relief for Ukrainian refugees. “Concert for Ukraine” will take place at 7 pm, Monday, June 27, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2771 Oakwood Drive, Green Bay. Entertainment will consist of the following.
“7000apart” (7000apart.com) is a husband-wife pop duo, composed of high school sweethearts hailing from Green Bay and Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut album has streamed over 130,000 times on Spotify and the couple has performed throughout the Midwest and Sweden.
“Speako Chords” (www.facebook.com/speakochordsacoustic) plays a variety of music, including pop, classic rock, bluegrass, and folk. The two-person band utilizes violin, guitar, and vocal talents.
“KN ZAVOR” (https://www.facebook.com/GrupoMusicalConSabor) is an eight-piece band specializing in Latin music of all stripes. From cumbia and timbal to salsa and polka, the band brings the upbeat relaxation of a Cabo vacation to northeast Wisconsin for every audience to enjoy.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Choir (a ministry of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, https://www.facebook.com/SEASGB), consists of approximately 50 men and women of one of the area’s larger congregations. Its repertoire ranges from Renaissance motets to gospel to modern choral works. Check out their virtual performances during the peak of the pandemic at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Choir Videos.
This unique evening will include a complementary reception of desserts and refreshments featuring a market where patrons can shop for Ukrainian goods that demonstrate care and concern for the nation’s people. There will also be opportunity to meet the talented featured musicians and purchase their merchandise and recordings. Finally, the evening will include a visit by Caroline Brennan, Communications Director, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Humanitarian Response Team.
A freewill offering will be taken to support the overseas and local efforts by CRS and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay. Individuals may also contribute online using the included QR Code. No need to RSVP.