Ukrainian youth choir defies war with messages of freedom


              Shchedryk youth choir members listen to chief conductor Marianna Sablina following a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Shchedryk youth choir members leave the stage, following a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Members of the Shchedryk youth choir perform during a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Shchedryk youth choir members listen to chief conductor Marianna Sablina following a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Audience members applaud the Shchedryk youth choir following a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Shchedryk youth choir members listen to chief conductor Marianna Sablina following a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Members of the Shchedryk youth choir perform during a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Marianna Sablina, Shchedryk youth choir artistic director and chief conductor, conducts a rehearsal,  at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Members of the Shchedryk youth choir perform during a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              Members of the Shchedryk youth choir perform during a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
            
              The Shchedryk youth choir performs a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Church of the Holy Spirit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 8 2022. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a performance as part of an international tour that also took them to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
Ukrainian youth choir defies war with messages of freedom