The earthquake in Turkey and Syria may have dropped off the front pages of the newspapers, but the victims of the disaster still badly need our help. 50,000 have died and many thousands are injured. 18 million live in the affected area and many are in urgent need of shelter, food and medical aid. More than 54,000 buildings, including hospitals and schools have been destroyed or damaged. Survivors are facing freezing conditions without shelter.
One of our local choirs, The Fellows Singers’ will be holding a spring concert in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee fund for the victims of the earthquake. The concert will be on the theme of the senses and will feature a variety of music by Thomas Morley, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Lennon and McCartney, Stephen Sondheim, Don McLean and others, some in new arrangements, and two solo pieces.
The Disasters Emergency Committee provide urgent aid, including access to healthcare, shelter for those who have lost their homes, blankets, warm clothes, food and clean water.
The concert will be held on Saturday 1 April at 4pm in St Saviours Church, Eton Road.
Admission is free. There will be a collection in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee.