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Women's ensemble to sing for refugee relief

TEMECULA – The Southern CA Damekor presents “A Prayer for Ukraine” Saturday, July 9. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Temecula Music Teacher Studio, 27649 Commerce Center Dr., Temecula.

Moved by the tragedy of war in Ukraine, the Damekor wanted to respond in the way they know best, through song. And the songs in their program are powerful and emotional. They sing of freedom, homeland, hands reaching out to help, trading weapons for plowshares, war, peace and, above all, hope. Many of the songs in the program come from Scandinavia, Ukraine and Russia.

In lieu of an admission fee, they are requesting donations which will all go toward Ukrainian refugee relief. Their new friends at the House of Ukraine, one of the International houses at Balboa Park, have suggested that these donations will go to UCARE, Inc. (Ukrainian Children’s Aid and Relief Effort)

UCARE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Currently, they are helping all the children impacted by the war. Children from Eastern Ukraine are arriving in the West with only the clothes they have on. A great many are orphans. UCARE is sending funds to organizations in Ukraine to purchase food, clothing and bare necessities.

Southern CA Damekor is a women’s ensemble that sings and plays mostly (but not all) Scandinavian music. They sing a cappella and are accompanied by the many instruments played by members of the group. Founded 13 years ago by director Lynne Bradley, Damekor performs in the greater San Diego area, appearing annually at the Viking Festival in Vista and at an annual holiday concert at Pala Mesa Resort as well as for many community groups.

For more information about joining Damekor or engaging the group to perform, contact [email protected].

Submitted by the Southern CA Damekor.


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