Friday, April 29, 2011

Chornobyl 25th

Philadelphia commemorates 25th anniversary of Chornobyl at the Cathedral

The Ukrainian community of the Greater Philadelphia area, in solidarity with and support from the local Japanese community, commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear catastrophe on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception located at 830 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia PA 19123. All proceeds raised during the commemorative concert that featured Ukrainian choirs and a performance by the Japanese-American community were designated for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Video 1 = Wreath Laying Ceremony and Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka's Greetings

Video 2 = Prayer Service for the souls of the victims of the nuclear tragedies in Ukraine and in Japan

Video 3 = Men's Choir of the First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church

Video 4 = Remarks by Tomoko Torii from "Harmony for Peace Foundation"

Video 5 = Musical Presentation by Wataru Niimori and a Japanese Fan Dance

Video 6 = "Prometheus" Ukrainian Male Chorus

Video 7 = Bell Choir of the First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church

Video 8 = "Accolada" Chamber Choir

Videos by Teresa Siwak from "The Way"

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