08. March 2022 · Comments Off on Violinists Play for Ukraine · Categories: Praying for Ukraine

From the YouTube page:

Ukrainian violinists are joined in harmony by top violinists across the world. 94 violinists. 29 countries.
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Ukrainian violinist Illia Bondarenko, playing in a basement shelter in Kyiv, is joined in harmony by top violinists around the world. He had to film in between explosions because he could not hear himself play.

From USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Moldova, Sweden, India, South Africa, and many more. Classical soloists, players from the world’s best orchestras, and renowned fiddlers from many traditions join together across the globe to play in solidarity with young Ukrainian violinists sheltering from war..

Music: An old Ukrainian folk song, called Verbovaya Doschechka (arranged by Illia Bondarenko)

Amy Hershberger USA Anastasiia Mordak UKRAINE Anders Melhus NORWAY Ann Matviienko UKRAINE Archie McAllister SCOTLAND Arve Moen Bergset NORWAY Barbara Lamb USA Ben Baker NEW ZEALAND Brittany Haas USA Carly Frey CANADA Carmine Lauri MALTA Carrie Kennedy USA Chandra Meibalane USA Charlie Bisharat USA Chris Stout SCOTLAND Clare Duckworth UK Clio Gould UK Daniel Bhattacharya CANADA Daniel Hope IRELAND Darragh Morgan IRELAND Dorette Nolte SOUTH AFRICA Elisabete Gomes PORTUGAL Erika Walczak USA Gabe Witcher USA Gemma White UK Hanna Helgegren SWEDEN Illia Bondarenko UKRAINE Jen Simone USA Joe Harrop NEW ZEALAND Joel Pargman USA Jonathan Morton BELGIUM Julian Gil Rodriguez COLUMBIA Kathleen Robertson USA Ken Aiso JAPAN Kerenza Peacock UK Larisa Morgulis UKRAINE Leah Andonov NORWAY Leah Zeger USA Lynda O Connor IRELAND Manas Kumar INDIA Marc Sazer USA Maria Borud NORWAY Mariam Maghradze NORWAY Mariia Klymenko UKRAINE Marije Ploemacher NETHERLANDS Magnus Johnston UK Mark O Connor USA Maggie O Connor USA Maxine Kwok UK Maya Magub UK Melissa Drake UK Mette Tjaerby Korneliusen DENMARK Michelle Shin SOUTH KOREA Mio Kobayashi JAPAN Molly Rogers USA Naomi Rump UK Natalia Lomeiko UK Niels Aschehoug NORWAY Nina Evtuhov USA Oleksii Pshenychnikov UKRAINE Olena Romaniuk UKRAINE Paul Cartwright USA Phil Levy ISRAEL Philip Nolte SOUTH AFRICA Raja Halder WALES Robert Taylor USA Rusanda Panfili MOLDOVA Sandip Halder INDIA Sara Watkins USA Sarah Quinn IRELAND Sarah Sexton IRELAND Tania Aliekseeva UKRAINE Tatia Gvantseladze GERMANY Tatmar Ebralidze GEORGIA Temo Jaiani GEORGIA Tristan Thery FRANCE Valentyn Yembryk UKRAINE Varvara Vasylieva UKRAINE Violins of the Munich Chamber Orchestra GERMANY Vitaliia Hrytsak UKRAINE Yoshiyuki Asami JAPAN Yuko Kawami JAPAN Yun-jin Cho SOUTH KOREA

Video: Ryan Dilmore
Mixing: Jake Jackson

Homepage: http://ViolinistsSupportUkraine.com/
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Violinists: We encourage you to download the score here … and create your own recording, playing along with our video. Post your video to social media using the #ViolinistsSupportUkraine hashtag.

08. March 2022 · Comments Off on Prayer For Ukraine · Categories: Praying for Ukraine · Tags: , ,

Oh how my heart aches.

Prayer for Ukraine by Mykola Lysenko

Lord, oh the Great and Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Bless her with freedom and light…
Of your holy rays.

With learning and knowledge enlighten
Us, your children small,
In love pure and everlasting
Let us, oh Lord, grow.

We pray, oh Lord Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Grant our people and country
All your kindness and grace.

Bless us with freedom, bless us with wisdom,
Guide into kind world,
Bless us, oh Lord, with good fortune
For ever and evermore.