BYU-Idaho Radio · Idaho Falls holds Ukrainian themed concert and dinner

The world has seen a lot of turmoil recently, and right now Ukraine has been at the center stage of conflict for the past few months. As refugees pour out of Ukraine some ask how they can help when so far removed from what’s happening in other parts of the world. That’s a question Mark Kerback asked himself when he saw how the ongoing conflict affected his wife Vera, who is from Ukraine. 

“I woke up at 3 in the morning thinking what can I do to help her, her family, and friends in the homeland,” said Mark Kerback, the chairman of the Concert for Ukraine Committee.  

Mark and Vera Kerback created Concert For Ukraine to host a Gala, dinner, and concert to raise money for Ukrainian people in need. 

“It’s a true variety show. We have classical musicians, Natalia Lauck, who is a fabulous pianist from Pocatello and very well known in the area … we have the Idaho Falls String Trio that is going to be performing … we have a Ukrainian folk group that will be performing the folk music,” said Kerback. 

The event is partnered with the charities Catholic Relief Services, Lifting Hands International, Doctors Without Borders, and The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees also known as UNHCR. 

Tickets to the gala will be $100 per person with a business casual dress code. Tickets for the variety show concert will be $25 per person. If you would like to show your support and attend the variety show, but cannot make it in person, virtual tickets are available for $25 as well. 

You can learn more about the event, charities, and sponsors by clicking here.