A one-off treat for concert-goers in Kendal has been organised in support of the Ukraine Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

Kendal Midday Concert Club (KMCC), who were able to delight the public with their performances once again as lockdown restrictions began to ease in 2021, have been offered a 'very quick, rather sudden and wonderful opportunity' to host an Easter Concert For Ukraine, according to Vice-Chairman David Smethurst.

Mr Smethurst said: "Our season has just finished but we received an offer from The English Concert - a professional orchestra and a chorus with two soloists, who are based in London but offered to perform this for us in Kendal Town Hall.

"Their programme consists of 2 works - Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro by Vivaldi, which are very suitable works for this unique occasion."

"There's been huge interest - there will be a few VIPs there, and we can accommodate nearly 300 people in the Town Hall, so it'll be a big occasion. 

"The printer, Titus Wilson, took one look at the flyers and offered to print them for free, which was a fabulous gesture.

"We'll be putting around 500 flyers out, but it is quite short notice, so we'd like to make as many people aware of the concert as possible."

"The regular Concert Stewards have acquired blue and yellow tunics to remind everyone that we are supporting Ukraine’s courageous stand for freedom."

The concert will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 1pm, and last around 1 hour.

Tickets are £10, available on the door, and there will be a collection for the Ukraine DEC.

Any additional support can be forwarded to KMCC Treasurer Avril Hallam 5 Harmony Hill Milnthorpe LA7 7QA, with cheques made out to Kendal Midday Concert Club.

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