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Mon, 19 Dec



Festive Fundraiser for Ukraine - register at

Festive Fundraiser for Ukraine, featuring Maryana Bodnar and the Hampshire County Youth Choir

Festive Fundraiser for Ukraine - register at
Festive Fundraiser for Ukraine - register at

Time & Location

19 Dec 2022, 13:00 – 20 Dec 2022, 14:00

Winchester, St Paul's Hill, Winchester SO22 5AB, UK

About the event

Winchester Arts | Fundraising Concert for British-Ukrainian Aid Join the guest list for free and donate on the door or after the concert.*

*please bring cash! For further details and HOW TO JOIN THE GUEST LIST - please go to the Hampshire County Youth Choir webiste

Maryana Bodnar Soprano Tom Jesty Piano Hampshire County Youth Choir Andrew Hayman Director

Lloyd Webber - Rutter - Chilcott - Tarney

Ukrainian Soprano Maryana Bodnar will be joined by the Hampshire County Youth Choir for a programme of carols and choir music, including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu, and The Wise Men and the Star, by Winchester based composer Oliver Tarney. This concert will raise much-needed funds for British-Ukrainian Aid's Christmas Appeal.  If you can't attend the concert but would like to support this important cause, please do donate to British-Ukrainian Aid via their JustGiving page Elizabeth Poston Jesus Christ the Apple Tree Harold Darke In the Bleak Mid-winter arr. John Rutter Sans Day Carol  John Rutter Nativity Carol  Oliver Tarney The Wise Men and the Star  Bob Chilcott Silent Night  Andrew Lloyd Webber Pie Jesu Charles Gounod Ave Maria Michael Head The Little Road to Bethlehem Trad. What Child is This Ukrainian Trad. A Bright Star Appeared in the Sky With audience carols: O Come, All Ye Faithful O Come, O Come Emmanuel British-Ukrainian Aid Christmas Appeal With their Christmas Appeal, British-Ukrainian Aid are raising funds to supply portable generators to Ukraine helping hospitals, orphanages, schools and shelters get through a bitterly cold winter when power fails and electricity turns off. This will compliment their initial appeal to secure donations to provide items for immediate emergency, medical supplies, first aid kits, transportation & critical services. Find out more about the appeal here.

Maryana Bodnar Maryana studied singing in Rome at the Conservatory St.Cecilia, where her first teachers were Sara Mingardo (baroque singing), and Valentina Maraffa (vocal technique); she subsequently studied in Vienna, were she studied with Silvia Saavedra-Edelman. She has participated in a number of master-classes, receiving tutoring from Edda Moser, Mariella Devia, and Daniella Dessì, Ines Salazar, Ewa Iżykowska, and Renzo Giacchier. She has performed in concerts, solo recitals and lyric opera productions in Austria, Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Malta, and has won a number of musical awards and scholarships along the way.

Since 2018, Maryana has been a soloist, actress and singer at the National Operetta of Ukraine, where she has performed leading roles in musicals and operettas: Morticia Addams (Lippa, The Addams Family), Feodora Palinska (Kalman, Die Zirkusprinzessin), Suzanne (Offenbach, Un mari a la porte), Moskalytsia (Matios, Moskalytsia), Manja, young gypsy (Kalman, Grafin Mariza), Sweet Sue (Wilder, Some like it hot.), Prophetess (Matyas, Dorian Gray), Venticelli and Papagena (Shaffer, Amadeus).

Since the beginning of the War in Ukraine in February 2022, Maryana has travelled through different countries in Europe, participating in charity and benefit concerts for Ukraine. She has now found accommodation in London and studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Tom Jesty - Accompanist in Residence & WA Song Series Co-Artistic Director Tom is currently studying for a masters in piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. At the Guildhall Tom has played in recitals of Spanish song, music from the Great American Songbook, songs by contemporary composer Stephen Hough, and solo and vocal repertoire by Benjamin Britten. Tom has studied with Carole Presland, Hamish Milne, Ian Fountain, Pamela Lidiard, and Iain Burnside.

Tom is a former Head Quirister of Winchester College Chapel Choir and winner of BBC Radio 2 Choirboy of the Year. Prior to moving to London, Tom worked as a piano teacher and accompanist in Winchester, which included accompanying for the Wessex Solo Singers Courses, run by Lynton Atkinson, and the Cratoule Summer Singing School. He also accompanies for the Hampshire Youth Choirs, run by the Hampshire Music Service, and for the City Chamber Choir in London, directed by Stephen Jones.

Hampshire County Youth Choirs The Hampshire County Youth Choirs are run by Hampshire Music Service with the aim to provide choral opportunities for singers of all ages from across the county. The HCYC pyramid is made up of five choirs - Junior , Training, Show, Chamber and headed up by our Youth Choir. Each group has a different focus and offers experience in varied elements of the choral tradition and performance.

Accessibility We want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the concert. If you have any access requirements, please let us know using the space allocated in the checkout form.

Winchester Arts is a new initiative from the award-winning vocal collective SANSARA. To find out more, visit and join the mailing list here.

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British-Ukrainian Aid supports people suffering from the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, including the injured and wounded, orphaned children, the elderly, internally displaced persons, refugees and families who have lost their main earners.

British-Ukrainian Aid is a Charity Registered in England and Wales 1164472


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