Polish refugees can listen to the Opera East Lothian concert
REFUGEES in Poland will be able to tune in to a special benefit concert in North Berwick on Saturday.
Opera East Lothian perform The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins at St Andrew Blackadder’s Church.
The county band teamed up with two charities, poppyscotland and MICAH, for the gig.
MICAH aims to help families and alleviate poverty.
Jess Davidson, chairwoman of Opera East Lothian, thanked people for supporting a previous concert which raised money for field hospitals in Ukraine.
She said: “During this outing, we hope to establish a direct connection with some of the women and children that MICAH supports and who are refugees in Warsaw. The connection to music and hope is everything. We are keen to perform beautiful music to keep these bonds between us all alive and vibrant.
“Our members want to reach out to the people of East Lothian with some beautiful music from Jenkins and Barber in particular.”
The concert, which includes a full choir and an orchestra of 21 professional musicians, begins at 7:30 p.m.
Representatives of MICAH will attend the concert.
Tickets are a suggested donation of £16, free for children and available in advance from Greens & Blues on North Berwick High Street, from choir members or at the door.