Standing ovation for Burnley performers as Song for Ukraine concert raises over £3,000

A live music concert in Burnley to help the people of Ukraine was packed to the rafters.

By Sue Plunkett
Monday, 20th June 2022, 2:45 pm

A Song for Ukraine was hosted by local baritone John Garrett and his singers at St Catherine’s Church and raised a staggering total of £3,258 which was donated to the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.

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Compered by John Riding, songs included Feeling good, Cry Me A River, Unchained Melody, Wonderful World, Fly Me To The Moon and also pieces from musical theatre right through to Nessun Dorma.

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A Song for Ukraine themed live concert at St Catherine's Church in Burnley raised over £3,000

Members of the audience, including a Ukrainian family being hosted locally, gave the show a standing ovation.

John said: “I would like to thank everyone who made the night a success including Bank on Dave, Hurstwood Hall, Precious Whalley, Fr Roger Parker,

Kathleen Birtwistle, Andy Hoskins and Daniel Nearney.”

For future events and charity nights and also if you would like to hear live recordings from the concert visit: johngarrettmusic.org