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Concert in Ukraine: the best classical musicians will play a charity event in Hammersmith

The Ukrainian charity concerttakes place at the Polish Center in Hammersmith on Friday September.

A group of international musicians come together to play in a charity concert to raise money for Ukraine.

The Ukrainian charity concertwhich will take place at the Polish Center in Hammersmith on Friday, September 9, will feature pianist Rahul Suntah and mezzo-soprano Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues.

Pianist Rahul Suntah will perform at the charity event

It will also feature St Mary’s Ukrainian School Choir conducted by choirmaster Inna Hryhorovych.

Half of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a Ukrainian charity for refugee children.

Pianist and composer Rahul, who left Mauritius for the UK six years ago, said it would be his first performance in London.

“We decided to organize this concert to help raise funds for the people of Ukraine after seeing all the horrible things happening there.

“I will be accompanied by an incredible mezzo soprano singer, Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues.

“The gig is going to be a mix of my own solo stuff and some collaborations.

“Audiences should expect to hear a mix of Disney, popular and classic interpretations.”

Ukraine celebrates 31 years of independence

The country also reflected on the six months since Putin’s invasion.

5,587 Ukrainian civilians have been killed since the start of the war on February 24, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

While at least 12 million refugees have fled their homes since the fighting began.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson traveled to Kyiv to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Announcing the visit on Twitter, 10 Downing Street shared an image of Johnson addressing Zelensky outside the Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv and added that Johnson’s message was: “Ukraine can and will win this war.”

Meanwhile, in London, hundreds of people gathered outside Downing Street to celebrate Ukraine’s Independence Day and protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.