The Music and Ballet Soloists from the Zurich Opera House, together with Vesselina Kasarova Mezzo soprano amongst other promising artists will perform for the benefit of children traumatized by hostilities in Eastern Ukraine. In addition to the main programme from the ballet and music world, the event will include attractive activities, such as an art exhibition, autographs and conversations with the artists, and a gala reception which can be enjoyed before and after the performance, and during the breaks. Between the various performances, we will introduce the charity HOPE worldwide Ukraine and its project Helping Hand.
The Gala of Hope aims to raise funds to support children affected by hostilities in Eastern Ukraine. All the income will be given to the Helping Hand international relief project, organized by the non-political and worldwide active HOPE worldwide Ukraine charity foundation.
In May 2013 the Ensemble u l t r a S c h a l l, led by Julia Medugno, took part in the Easter Festival “Lord through thy strength”, performing the German Requiem of J. Brahms with 10 contemporary dancers in the “Tchaikovsky Hall” of the National Music Academy in Kiev. Unfortunately, due to the hostilities in 2014, the valuable collaboration could not be continued. The sudden interruption of the collaboration with our Ukrainian partners made us aware of the serious consequences of the military actions on children and their parents. As we could no longer continue the artistic collaboration, I, Julia Medugno decided to help them by organizing a music and dance gala in cooperation with HOPE worldwide Ukraine and their programme Helping Hand.
u l t r a S c h a l l, as a non-profit organization without a political purpose, seeks to support Hope worldwide, through the Gala of Hope, in providing humanitarian aid and psychological assistance to ‘the world’s most poor, sick and suffering’. This year, we will focus our efforts on the project Helping Hand in the Ukraine. In the future, we wish to organize charity galas for other affected areas of the world.