04:00 PM - 06:00 PM on Sun, 12 Jun 2022
Concert to Benefit Ukraine at 4 pm on Sunday, June 12 at South Church in Granby, CT
The Windy Hill Guitar Ensemble and the Kachala Family will present a concert to benefit Ukraine on Sunday, June 12, at 4 pm, at South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street, in Granby CT.
Performers will include students Mattias and Stefan Kachala, students of The Master's School in Avon, and members of a Ukrainian family with deep roots and extended family still living in Ukraine.
In addition to the Ukrainian National Anthem, the students of the Windy Hill Guitar Studio will play music arranged for classical guitar ensemble from the repertoire of the bandura orchestra Oy y Luiz Chervona Kalyna, and a setting of a poem by Ukrainian national poet laureate Taras Schevchenko (1814-1861) titled My Thoughts.
Thanks to the catalog of Ukrainian music carried by Duma Music, we will also present Romance-Elegy for solo guitar by composer Leonid Hrabovsky, who was born in Kyiv in 1935.
The music of Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk (1938-2020) whose work draws from the rich well of Ukrainian folklore, will be represented in this concert in an arrangement for classical guitar quartet of his haunting Melody, a piece long familiar to Ukrainians worldwide.
Evelyn Danke, a junior at GMHS, will perform two pieces by Spanish guitarist and composer Francesco Tárrega (1852-1909) Lágrima and Adelita.
In addition, two alumni of the studio will participate. Shannon McCord, of Granby, currently a student at Vassar College, will join the Ensemble. Nicholas DeFranzo, of East Granby, now studying at the University of Rhode Island, will perform Oblivion, by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola (1921-1992) arranged by Ukrainian guitarist Naja Kossinskaja.
Sue Canavan, of Granby, will play with the ensemble. Rick Handville, a Granby resident, will perform one of his meditative compositions for solo piano as a guest of the ensemble.
The Kachala family and the Board of Christian Outreach at South Church will suggest places to send donations in support of the people of Ukraine and that list will appear in the program for the concert.
Karen and Rick Handville are donating their time to create the video for those who cannot attend. That video will be available on the South Church YouTube channel when the concert is posted there.
Due to Covid-19 protocols, for those attending in person, masks and social distancing will be required. For more information contact Laura Mazza-Dixon at the Windy Hill Guitar Studio at 860-653-6146.