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New acts and co-hosts announced for Leicester’s Concert for Ukraine

Leicester's forthcoming Concert for Ukraine will be hosted by Amy Payne, regional news presenter and reporter for BBC East Midlands Today, and Rajiv Popat, reporter and presenter for ITV News Central.

The event takes place at Leicester's De Montfort Hall on Sunday 8 May, starting at 4pm.

The concert will showcase a vibrant celebration of Ukrainian dance and music by first, second and third generation Ukrainians from across the UK including the award-winning Orlyk Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble, one of the few Ukrainian acts left in the world that dance and sing to live music.

Peter Los from Orlyk said “Orlyk are delighted to be involved in this Concert for Ukraine and help contribute towards raising humanitarian aid for Ukrainians in need”.

It will also feature world music from other Leicester communities alongside well-known songs from musicals.

Artists and groups that will perform include West End actor and singer Jonny Fines (Grease, Annie and Curve’s An Officer and a Gentleman), the EAGA Gospel choir (Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finalists), Shiamak Midlands Bollywood dancers, a massed community choir of singers from across Leicestershire, dancers from the Curve Young Company, Leicester Cathedral Choir singing John Rutter’s newly composed A Ukrainian Prayer, plus Rozanna Madylus (British-Ukrainian Mezzo-Soprano), David Morris (tenor and former Swingle Singer), Denise Leigh (soprano), Mike Dewis (baritone), and a variety of other musicians.

Please contact Lesia on 07873 254279 or email for more information.

Tickets for the concert will cost £20, with 100% of the money raised from ticket sales going to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

De Montfort Hall will also be donating all bar profits from the evening to the cause.

Tickets can be bought in person at De Montfort Hall, by phone on 0116 233 3111 or online at


Leicester City Council News 21/04/2022


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