Concert for anniversary of Ukraine invasion

Saturday 24th February 2024 marks two years since the invasion of Ukraine.

We are planning a concert at St. Alban’s Church, Hull, to commemorate this occasion, and to keep the Ukrainian people in our thoughts.

Our concert will present Antonin Dvořák’s ever-popular Ninth Symphony, ‘From the New World’, which expresses so well a sense of nostalgia and longing for home. We performed this symphony back in the autumn of 2019, just before the Covid-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it.

Also in the concert, and new to Invitatione, is Morten Lauridsen’s choral work Lux Aeterna, whose words speak of finding light in darkness. We have always enjoyed performing Lauridsen’s beautiful setting of O magnum mysterium at Christmas, and we are very much looking forward to getting to know this larger-scale work for choir and chamber orchestra.

We are welcoming more singers of all voices to our choir, and players, especially string players, to the orchestra. If you are a brass or woodwind player, please do also get in touch, as we have vacancies in certain areas. You can sign up to our mailing list here.

All proceeds from the concert will go to supporting Ukraine-related causes. Please get in touch if you would like to nominate a charity.