Ukrainian Choir elicits emotional response from Ukrainians in Kyiv war zone
Updated: Dec. 26, 2022 at 3:55 PM AKST
The Ukrainian Choir came to the Alaska’s News Source studio last week and sang two Christmas carols; one in their native language and one in English. It was pretty amazing and a bit emotional. The Alaska's News Source staff gathered and many captured video on phones of the choir singing. I posted my video on my Facebook page, and that afternoon I got a call from a friend in Colorado who has a Ukrainian friend with family and friends in the city of Kyiv, which is a war zone. She asked if I could send my video so she could send it to the folks in Kyiv. I did, and four days later, a grandmother and her granddaughter, Natalia and Sofia (no last names or exact locations) sent a video response on how much the choir singing meant to them and how much it meant to know that America supports Ukrainians. The video is emotional and hits home on how, even under the duress of war, a grandmother can send a message wishing "us" here in America “safety and peace.” It is a testament to the power of song and knowing you’re not alone in your struggles.
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