Benefit concert for Ukraine in Wolfsburg

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Indoor pool: This is why the benefit concert for Ukraine has fallen under your skin

in the city center.Djembén and African Congos mingled with the jazz rhythms of the beats as guests entered the entrance hall of the indoor pool cultural center in downtown Wolfsburg on Sunday. The big concert of benefits for the victims of the war in Ukraine took place there. By the evening several hundred guests came.

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It was the third concert of its kind: successful concerts were held for the victims of the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and as a relief campaign after the flood disaster in the Philippines in 2013. “Of course we will do something to make it happen again. alleviate the catastrophes that are happening in the world, “said Andreas Meyer, head of the culture department in the city of Wolfsburg.

Andreas Meyer moderated the benefits concert: “To alleviate the catastrophes that are happening in the world.”

The Wolfsburg School of Music, run by Matthias Klingebiel, and the indoor pool culture center, run by Andreas Plate, were there right away. Like the ten musicians wanted by the region. “Of course all the artists agreed immediately, even though it was a very spontaneous and short-term move,” Plate said happily.

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Hirschheide: “We must not let the joy of music take us away”

For him as a family the war was unbearable. “What we can do as a cultural institution, we do to put a sign of peace,” says the managing director. The willingness to help was evident alongside moving rhythms and entertaining musical performances. “We all need to be aware of the suffering that is happening now. “The joy of music that unites people should not be taken away from us,” said Kai-Uwe Hirschheide, Town Planning Officer, representing Mayor Dennis Weilmann.

Singer Lalibella, otherwise known as Lara Siegrist, launched the campaign with a song for homeless people. “Thinking about the people in Ukraine and the refugees here,” she sang with great emotion her own song – due to a leg injury while sitting.

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There was devout silence in the big concert hall when violinist Anna Ryahina and pianist Anna Korel took the stage. Young Ukrainian women from Odessa played classical folk music from their country of origin. The third song, a wailing, went under the skin. “Music says more than you can say in words,” commented moderator Andreas Meyer after these exciting sounds.

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The head of the music school in Klingebiel was also excited: “I would like to get together to make music together”, he invited the professional musicians. The news is supported by Artèm Huzyk, who came to Wolfsburg from Ukraine three years ago as a doctor and works at the Wolfsburg Clinic.

The singer Lalibella from Wolfsburg also performed.

The singer Lalibella from Wolfsburg also performed.

As an active member of the Immanuel Congregation, he and his fellow believers and sisters are currently caring for 130 Ukrainian refugees, including women who are gifted in music. Even the students of the music school have remained impressed with their performances. “It’s a very nice atmosphere here,” said Sabrina Schrader, and her son Luca (5) now wants to learn an instrument at music school.

The donation account is still open:

A total of 1259.80 euros in cash donations were collected in the country. The donation account is still open: Donation account Aktion Deutschland Hilft; IBAN: DE62 3702 0500 0000 1020 30 Social Bank of Cologne; Keywords for donation: Wolfsburg benefit concert.

By Sabrina Fricke

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