Green Cross Christmas Charity Concert in Zurich

December 26, 2014 Green Cross Switzerland together with Partners organized a Christmas Charity Concert of Kirill Troussov and Berlin Chamber Orchestra in the Tonhall Central Concert Hall, Zurich.

In the period from 23rd to 27th December, 2014 Ukrainian group: 3 children (young musicians from Slavutych - Kate Schechter, Arthur Khudoley, Rostislav Maksimenko), accompanied by the Green Cross Ukraine Coordinator in Slavutych Elena Germanovich - travelled to Switzerland (Zurich). The visit was organized by Green Cross Switzerland to ensure that children from Ukraine had the opportunity to participate in a Charity Concert, tell about Ukraine as well as to show solidarity. The Concert took place December 26th, 2014 in Tonhall Central Concert Hall, Zurich.

At the airport the group was met by representatives of Green Cross Switzerland, who accompanied the group and helped them on organizational matters during their stay.  For two days children were all day rehearsing and preparing for the performance, and in the evening were getting acquainted with Zurich attractions and places of interest. December 26, 2014 Ukrainian group performed in front of the invited people. Works by Vivaldi "Four Seasons" and Piazzolla were performed at the concert. Young musicians were greeting all invited guests performing both Ukrainian classical and folk music. There were 2 violins and a cello as a part of children ensemble. Their performance was accompanied by ovations and applauses. Audience especially liked Rostislav Maksymenko (9 years old) who not only performed solo on the violin but also sang classical and popular Ukrainian songs.

Before the Concert children together with CCU Coordinator Elena Germanovich told from the big scene about Green Cross activities in Ukraine, about Slavutich city where liquidators and their families, who participated in liquidation of Chernobyl disaster, live. Participants from Ukraine also wished Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all present audience. During concert brakes children answered a lot of questions of the concert guests and spectators from different countries.

All invited guests as well children from Ukraine were fascinated by performance of Kirill Troussov and Berlin Chamber Orchestra. Everyone listened breathlessly to the beautiful music.

December 27 the group returned to Ukraine full of energy, vitality, strength and joy, having received invaluable experience and unforgettable impressions.

Due to the visit of Ukrainian group more people in Switzerland have learned about vigorous activity of international organisation Green Cross, about Ukrainian traditions and music. For young musicians this trip became a new impetus for their music learning, left an indelible impression in their memories. This opportunity for children from Ukraine was provided due to organizational and financial support of Green Cross Switzerland and SOCMED Team as well as Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine and the CCU Team. Children and their parents are very grateful for this opportunity to all the organizers of this trip!


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