St Matthias Halls, Wordsworth Road, London, N16 8DD

Chorus of Dissent’s fundraiser for Kyiv


Chorus of Dissent’s Concert for Kyiv raised £3,000 to support the Ukrainian Institute in their tireless work with refugees, supporting the humanitarian effort in the country, and independent news reporting from the ground. They also raised a further £1,600 from generous performers and the audience towards the multi-media musical DissentersN16 are funding with St Matthias School, to be staged here at the church on June 30.

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Community choir Chorus of Dissent, who are based here at St Matthias, always respond rapidly to world events, presenting fundraiser concerts to support people in need.

They are calling for singers to join their fundraiser concert for Ukraine on Saturday 9 April 2022 to raise even more money towards their pledge to help refugees. The concert will be preceded by a one-day workshop, starting at 10.30 am.

The programme is the Faure Requiem, Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, and a unique choral and orchestral arrangement of the Great Gate of Kyiv from Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.  CoD’s professional orchestra the Elastic Band will join them in the afternoon with enhanced numbers, and the sound will be glorious.

Subscription donation is £25 for an intensive and enjoyable day for a worthy cause. Do please sign up now, by emailing Ruth Whitehead direct on, and she’ll send you details of how to pay, vocal score editions and answer any other questions you may have.

In addition, chef Linda Galloway of @Daffodil Soup will be offering a delicious buffet lunch plus cake and soft drink for an additional £15.

Please send this on to all your friends in other choirs. The more singers on the day, the more money can be raised.

Says CoD Director Channel Ruth Whitehead: “Channel your horror and despair at what you see on the news into making a small but positive difference in Stoke Newington and joining our concert.”

All proceeds towards the Ukrainian refugee effort.

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