A more than successful concert evening in the beautiful St. Anna Church in Augsburg lies behind us. Full rows, enthusiastic spectators and around 35,000 euros in donations speak for themselves. “Solidarity through music” was the guiding principle of the sold-out benefit concert with the world-famous Regensburger Domspatzen. The musical evening as well as the accompanying Christmas market in the inner courtyard of the church took place in aid of Ukrainian children who had fled to Augsburg. We would like to continue to help them to settle in their new home as quickly as possible, to find a connection and to regain access to education. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
With our EduCare Europe Fund, we support, among others, the two local organisations Ukrainischer Verein Augsburg e. V. and Deutsch-Ukrainischer
Dialog e. V.
Further support is planned for 2023
The benefit concert, which we organised together with the two Augsburg associations, raised around 35,000 euros. All proceeds from the evening and additional donations and sponsorships will go 100% to the EduCare Europe Fund. This is because the PATRIZIA Foundation would like to continue supporting both organisations in their activities for refugee children next year. The proceeds from the benefit concert represent an important start to further financial support – made possible by our generous partners, sponsors and numerous donors.
Low-threshold, integrative offers in the form of courses, school support, cultural as well as leisure activities and emergency educational intervention are at the centre of all activities. Two core projects in Augsburg that will continue in the coming year are the Saturday School of the Ukrainian Association Augsburg for over 300 children and the Meeting Centre of the German-Ukrainian Dialogue. With the benefit concert in Augsburg, the home town of the foundation, we would like to help on site and support our local partner organisations.
In addition to the charitable cause, the focus of the evening was probably the most famous boys’ choir in the world. The main choir of the Regensburger Domspatzen performed under the direction of cathedral conductor Christian Heiß. With a musical repertoire of Christmas carols from different eras, from the Renaissance to works by contemporary composers, they delighted the audience. The musicians of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Augsburg e. V. Ralli Bogdan, soprano and violin, and Ratko Pavlovic, accordion, provided an atmospheric addition to the programme. The audience also showed their enthusiasm for the successful evening by giving a standing ovation.