Harmony from a war zone

The Boyan Ensemble

The Boyan Ensemble

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One of the world’s great male voice choirs – whose members have been spared from fighting in a conflict raging in their homeland due to their importance as cultural ambassadors – will sing in Lancashire later this year.

The Boyan Ensemble, which is the travelling section of the Revutsky Academic Male Capella based in Kiev, Ukraine, will visit St Mary’s Church in Kirkby Lonsdale, on Saturday October 10 as part of an extensive British tour.

Ukraine has a rich, traditional culture which never fails to impress and members of Boyan are exemplary ambassadors of this

The choir will perform a programme of sacred chants in the Eastern Orthodox tradition as well as Ukrainian folk songs of joy and humour accompanied on instruments unique to their country.

The tour takes place against a background of deepening financial and social crisis in the Ukraine as civil war rages in the Donbass region where the infrastructure has been virtually destroyed, the casualty rate is soaring and nearly 2m people have been displaced.

Margarete Rolle, organiser of the Boyan’s British tours for the past 23 years, said: “Ukraine has a rich, traditional culture which never fails to impress and members of Boyan are exemplary ambassadors of this.

Tickets £18, £16 concs. For more information or to buy call 015242 71437 or email cathywynne@fastmail.fm.