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Julia Gershun’s Perspective: The G. Veryovki Choir’s Mission for Ukraine

Julia Gershun's Perspective The G. Veryovki Choir's Mission for Ukraine
Photo Courtesy: Julia Gershun (@Juli_gershun)

By Julia Gershun

Good day, Ms. Julia Gershun. Thank you for speaking with us about the upcoming charity concert tour by the G. Veryovki Ukrainian National Honoured Academic Folk Choir. Can you share the significance of this tour, particularly in light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine?

Julia Gershun: Thank you for having me. Indeed, this concert tour holds immense importance, especially as we mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The G. Veryovki Choir has been a cultural ambassador for Ukraine for over 80 years, and this tour is a testament to our resilience and determination to share our culture and values with the world, even in challenging times.

Could you elaborate on the objectives of this tour and how it aligns with the mission of the Peace Committee of Ukraine charity fund?

Julia Gershun: Absolutely. The primary objective of this tour is to express our gratitude to the American people for their unwavering support during these turbulent times. Through our performances, we aim to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine and demonstrate how art and music can promote unity and resilience in the face of adversity. Furthermore, this tour serves as a platform to raise awareness and funds for important causes, such as the rehabilitation of veterans and the restoration of social infrastructure in conflict-affected areas, all under the umbrella of the “WE ARE UKRAINIANS” international project led by the Peace Committee of Ukraine charity fund.

Julia Gershun's Perspective The G. Veryovki Choir's Mission for Ukraine

Photo Courtesy: Julia Gershun (@Juli_gershun)

Could you provide some insight into the lineup of the concert and the involvement of notable figures such as Miss Universe 2018 and Ukrainian Eurovision stars?

Julia Gershun: Certainly. The concert will feature performances by the esteemed G. Veryovki Choir, renowned Ukrainian Eurovision stars, and special appearances by influential figures such as Miss Universe 2018. Their participation not only adds to the cultural richness of the event but also helps to amplify our message of peace, unity, and gratitude. Additionally, the support of Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and Information Policy and the Embassy of Ukraine in the US underscores the significance of this concert in promoting Ukrainian culture on an international stage. And I’m so proud that the evening will be hosted by Mika Newton and Greg Carter.

Can you elaborate on the contemporary ethnic show performed by the Veryovka choir? How does it encapsulate the essence of Ukrainian culture and history?

Julia Gershun: The contemporary ethno show by the Veryovka Choir is a vibrant tapestry that weaves together traditional music, dance, and multimedia elements to bring the rich history and culture of Ukraine to life on stage. It’s a celebration of our heritage, where ancient movements seamlessly blend with modern choreography, showcasing the timeless beauty and resilience of the Ukrainian people.

The concert also includes a presentation of the portrait of the Ukrainian nation. Could you shed some light on what this entails and its significance in the context of the event?

Julia Gershun: Certainly. The presentation of the portrait of the Ukrainian nation is a symbolic gesture that pays homage to the collective spirit and identity of our people. It serves as a visual representation of our shared history, traditions, and values, reinforcing the unity and strength of the Ukrainian community both at home and abroad.

The event features an award ceremony called the “Gratitude Award,” honoring American companies, politicians, and Hollywood stars who have assisted Ukraine. How were the nominees selected, and what criteria were considered in their selection process?

Julia Gershun: The nominees for the “Gratitude Award” were carefully selected based on several criteria. We collaborated with the US Embassy in Ukraine to identify companies that have made charitable donations to Ukrainian funds, as well as celebrities and politicians who have publicly supported our cause. We aim to express our heartfelt appreciation to those who have stood by Ukraine during these challenging times and recognize their contributions to our nation’s well-being.

Lastly, could you tell us more about the closed party with the award nominees? What can attendees expect from this exclusive gathering?

Julia Gershun: The closed party with the award’s nominees will be an intimate and celebratory affair, bringing together individuals who have played a significant role in supporting Ukraine. Attendees can expect a night of camaraderie, appreciation, and reflection as we come together to honor their contributions and strengthen the bonds of friendship between our nations.

Julia Gershun's Perspective The G. Veryovki Choir's Mission for Ukraine

Photo Courtesy: Julia Gershun (@Juli_gershun)

Thank you, Ms. Gershun, for sharing these insights. We wish you and the entire team behind the concert tour great success in your endeavors.

Julia Gershun: It was my pleasure. Thank you for helping us spread awareness about this critical initiative. Together, through the power of music and unity, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by conflict.

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