Sunday October 16th, 2016 – 2:00pm
Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
4250 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC
Purchase Tickets at the Door
$15 Cash or Check
Students are free
Young Voices Toronto Children’s Choir (formerly High Park Choirs) is pleased to offer an exclusive 10% discount on new chorister registration to all patrons of the Ukranian Bandurist Chorus!
Led by their internationally-renowned Artistic Director, Zimfira Poloz, YVT is carving a niche in the Canadian choral landscape with their varied repertoire, through an emphasis on global contemporary music and exquisite classical music. Young Voices Toronto has been developing children’s choral and musical ability, promoting inclusiveness, fun, teamwork, cultural diversity and choral excellence for nearly 30 years. All children ages 5-18 are welcome! Rehearsals are weekly in Toronto’s west end.
Contact Young Voices Toronto at (416) 762-0657 to schedule an audition. Quote promo code “UBC15” and receive 10% off chorister tuition fees! For more information, please visit our website at www.youngvoicestoronto.com.
Ukrainian Cultural Center
26601 Ryan Road, Warren, MI
UBC Performance Follows at 7:00PM
Available at Detroit FUTURE & SELFRELIANCE CREDIT UNIONS or using the form below.
Tickets also available in Windsor through UCU - UKRAINIAN CREDIT UNION - 1275 Walker Rd., Windsor, Ontario, (519) 256-2955
Yuriy Metulynsky - (519) 980-6654
Andrij Stebelsky - (519) 948-9903
Detroit - The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus (UBC) is pleased to announce the release of its newest recording, Brothers! We Shall Live. The launch of this album follows a concert series that featured pieces from the recording and was attended by over 2,000 people in New York City, Philadelphia, and Manitoba.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, the iconic Ukrainian poet after whom the UBC is named. Over forty bandurists and vocalists from all over North America came together under the direction of Oleh Mahlay to record compositions and arrangements by Verykivsky, Kuchuhura-Kucherenko, Stetsenko, Lysenko, Potapenko, Mahlay, and Revutsky — all set to Shevchenko’s timeless poetry.
The listener will be surprised to hear new music to Shevchenko’s great words as well as some audience favorites. This thirteen-track recording features works such as “Why Have You Blackened, O Green Field?” about the Battle of Berestechko, the largest European land battle in the 17th century. “Girls, Do Not Wonder” features two humorous vignettes from Shevchenko’s epic poem Haidamaky. And finally, “Bandurist, You Gray Eagle,” which compares the bard to this powerful bird with the wings and the strength to fly to Ukraine, to seek the freedom found in the expansive steppes of the poet’s homeland. Soloists from the recording include Andrij Birko, Zenon Chaikovsky, Andrew Hladyshevsky, Yarema Hryciw, Ihor Krislaty, Zenon Krislaty, Adrian Kwitkowsky, Andrij Kytasty, Luke Lashchuk, Yuriy Metulynsky, Yurij Petlura, Nicholas Schidowka, Vasyl Troyanovych, Lyubomyr Yakimiv, Taras Zakordonski, and Oleh Zmiyiwsky.
Brothers! We Shall Live was possible because of generous individual, family, and community business sponsorships, along with countless online donations. The recording sessions took place at Grace Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Ohio in April, May, and June of 2014 with sound engineer and recording mixer Alexander Fedoriouk; mastering was completed by Paul Hamaan of SUMA Recording Studio. Photos were provided by UBC members Andrew Zwarych and Julian Hayda. The recording booklet and CD artwork were designed by Tanya and Mark Mykytiuk of the Toronto-based Ptashka Arts.
To order a copy of Brothers! We Shall Live in time for Christmas, please visit www.bandura.org or call 734.953.0305.