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Ukraine Fundraising Workshop

Thursday 19 May 2022

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Learn new songs, discover different musical traditions, and meet people from across Europe in a friendly and supportive online workshop.

Raising funds to support those affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, the workshop will look at different song traditions and consider the role of music and the arts in promoting peace and building cross-cultural networks. It is lead by Opera North Youth Chorus Master Nicholas Shaw and Ukrainian soprano Inna Husieva of the National Opera Studio (2021-22).

The workshop is open to singers of all abilities. No prior musical knowledge is required. There will be time for discussion and exchange with people from around Europe.

This event is free of charge but we encourage donations to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal dec.org.uk


Start time
6pm (UK time) on Thursday 19 May 2022

1 hour

To register, click on the ‘Book Now’ button at the top of the page and fill in the online registration form. Details of the Zoom meeting will be communicated to participants closer to the workshop date.

If you have any questions, please email education@operanorth.co.uk

Workshop Leaders

Nicholas Shaw

Youth Chorus Master

A white woman with curled blonde hair wearing a black and white top.
Inna Husieva



To download Zoom onto your desktop, follow this link: https://zoom.us/download 


  1. Click the link
  2. A web page should open. If you have Zoom on your device, click launch Zoom.us. If you don’t have Zoom, follow the below steps

If you don’t have Zoom on your device:

  1. Click join from your browser. If you can’t see this option, click on the download & run Zoom button, and then click join from your browser at the bottom of the screen
  2. Follow the on screen instructions to enter your name and/or email address, and prove you’re not a robot
  3. You will then be taken to the Zoom call

To join the call, please click the link from your email, which should open in your web browser. Your browser will then prompt you to open Zoom (if you have it installed on your device) or to join the call from your browser. Alternatively, you can open the Zoom application, click ‘join a meeting’, and enter the meeting ID and password.

Unfortunately, the time delay on Zoom means it’s impossible for everyone to sing at the same time. To solve this, everyone is muted during sessions so you can sing along and learn at home without distraction.

There are two View settings on Zoom – ‘Gallery View’ and ‘Speaker View’. Please make sure you select the ‘Speaker View’ setting on Zoom once the workshop has begun, to ensure that you see the session properly. You change your View settings by clicking the icons in the top right-hand corner of your screen. Sometimes, other participant’s faces can cover the right-hand side of the screen when the sheet music is being shared on-screen. If the faces are obscuring your view of the music, you can remove them by either minimising the thumbnails, or clicking ‘View Options’ at the top of the screen and selecting ‘Side-by-Side’ mode.

We will be captioning all Zoom sessions.  To enable the captions in Zoom, click on the ‘CC’ button which is to the right of the ‘Record’ button.  You can then follow every word being spoken – this can be useful if you are hard of hearing or listening in a noisy environment. 

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