Sussex-based opera house Glyndebourne will host a special one-off concert to raise funds for the people of Ukraine. Glyndebourne stands with Ukraine: a charity concert is an afternoon of music taking place in the Glyndebourne auditorium on 3 April.
Glyndebourne Festival music director Robin Ticciati will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of Glyndebourne artists – all of whom are donating their time for free. All ticket sales and any other proceeds from the event will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Glyndebourne’s artistic director Stephen Langridge commented: “In the middle of this appalling humanitarian crisis, people are suffering and need immediate practical help. Alongside other performing arts organisations in the UK and beyond, we stand in solidarity with all those affected, and earnestly hope that this concert at Glyndebourne will be both a profound and beautiful musical dedication to Ukraine, and raise much-needed funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.”
Further details of who will be performing at the concert and the repertoire are yet to be announced. Information will be released on Glyndebourne’s website before the concert.
The concert starts at 3pm on 3 April and will last approximately one hour; the gardens will be open to ticket holders from 2pm. The Mildmay restaurant will be serving refreshments prior to the performance. Tickets for the show cost £50. Please note, however, that the event is currently sold out. Contact the box office directly to discuss the availability of returns. Anyone who can’t make it to the event can donate directly to DEC’s appeal.
Glyndebourne Festival Music Director Robin Ticciati will conduct Glyndebourne stands with Ukraine: a charity concert, a special performance to raise funds for the country.