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Unbreakable spirit

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GALINA ALEYKINA reports
on a concert at the Ukraine National Opera House
in memory of the events of September 11th

 

In an emotional and uplifting tribute, 'A Requiem Concert in Memory of the Events of September 11th' was held on Friday 13 September 2002 at the National Opera House in Kiev, Ukraine.

The event was organized by ICTV channel, one of the leading national television channels in Ukraine and Fakty newspaper, the country's widest circulating daily. The event was the brainchild of Viktor Pinchuk, MP and businessman, himself an avid patron of classical music in Ukraine.

Volodymyr Spivakov with the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia and the Academic Chorus of the National Opera of Ukraine
Volodymyr Spivakov with the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia and the Academic Chorus of the National Opera of Ukraine

With music as their common language, the concert brought together close to two hundred singers and musicians from around the world. Two thousand guests participated in the evening as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of 9/11 and as a symbol of the solidarity Ukrainians and Americans share in their will to overcome tragedy.

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Copyright © 19 September 2002 Galina Aleykina, Kiev, Ukraine

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