Manchester Baroque and Manchester Cathedral join forces to support UK-Med’s Ukraine Appeal

We are delighted to share that Manchester Baroque and Manchester Cathedral are generously donating 100% of ticket sales from their annual Good Friday concert to support our work in Ukraine.

The proceeds from the performance of J.S. Bach’s St John Passion are being generously donated to our Ukraine Appeal.

The orchestra’s donors have underwritten the concert’s running costs to allow every penny from ticket sales to be donated directly to UK-Med.

Mike Emmerich, chair of the Manchester Baroque board, said: “All of us are shocked by the invasion of Ukraine and the needless suffering inflicted on its people.

We believe it is important that we show our support for the Ukrainian people. We hope that the proceeds from our concert will go some way to supporting those who need help the most.”

Tony Redmond, founder of UK-Med, said: “We have always valued the support given to us by our home city of Manchester. With the city’s continuing support, UK-Med will bring much needed medical care to the brave people of Ukraine.”

Rogers Govender MBE, Dean and Head of Fundraising at Manchester Cathedral, said: “At this time on year when we reflect on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am delighted that this year’s performance of St John’s Passion will be dedicated to the people of Ukraine in what must be immense suffering and hardship.

As Dean of Manchester we stand with the people of Ukraine and hope that the proceeds of this concert will have a positive impact.”

The performance of Bach’s seminal work will take place at 7.30 pm on Good Friday, April 15th at Manchester Cathedral. Conducted by Christopher Stokes, the Cathedral’s Organist & Master of the Choristers, it will bring together the Cathedral singers, Manchester Baroque led by Pauline Nobes, and soloists Angela Hicks, Marcus Farnsworth and Andrew Tortise.

If you’re in the North West area, please do join us for a beautiful evening of music in the stunning, historical setting of Manchester Cathedral.

Tickets cost £10 to £25 (plus booking fees).

To book your tickets, visit Eventbrite.

A huge thank you to Manchester Baroque and Manchester Cathedral for their generosity. The proceeds from this event is enabling our work on the ground in Ukraine and Poland right now; working to provide emergency healthcare to those most in need.


  • Gillian Hughes

    Reply 18th April 2022 4:41 pm

    In a day or two, will you be announcing the sum raised by this concert on your website? We were there, and hope that it was a good one!

    • UK-Med

      Reply 21st April 2022 3:30 pm

      Hi Gillian – Agreed, it was a fantastic event! Donations are still being accepted so this may not be the final amount yet, but yesterday Manchester Baroque announced on Twitter that they’d raised an amazing £11,700 so far.

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