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Celebrating 57 years of choral excellence
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    Concerts

  • Concerts

    Concerts

Vesnivka's 57th Season of Song

Vesnivka, together with its partner, the Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir, is preparing for its 57th Season of Song concert series with the following programs. In presenting these concerts, Vesnivka will be collaborating with professional and other musicians from the Greater Toronto Area.  Due to Covid-19, the dates are tentative and may change as required to ensure the safety of our choristers and audience.

Become a Vesnivka subscriber in our concert series. Email nykola@vesnivka.com or call 416-246-9880 for details.


2021-22 Season

UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS 

Jan 13, 2022
Presented on YouTube 


'KOBZAR' SHEVCHENKO CONCERT

March 24, 2022 
On YouTube and Instagram 

Featuring music written to the beautiful poetry and prose of Taras Shevchenko. Due to Covid-19, this will be provided as a virtual performance on YouTube and through Instagram.

 

'A TRIBUTE TO LESIA UKRAINKA' CONCERT

May 16, 2022 
On YouTube and Instagram 

The program will feature music written to the poignant words of Ukraine’s most famous poetess Lesia Ukrainka, with guest artists. Due to Covid-19, this will be provided as a virtual performance on YouTube and through Instagram.

 
A TRIBUTE TO MYKOLA LEONTOVYCH 

October 30, 2022 
Location – To be determined  

Featuring both sacred and secular works of this 20th century Ukrainian composer. A composer and ethnomusicologist, he is most famously known for his work “Shchedryk,” which was subsequently arranged by American composer Peter Wilhousky with English text as “Carol of the Bells.” Leontovych’s musical output is considerable and includes sacred and liturgical compositions, as well as a vast amount of arrangements of Ukrainian folk songs. 

 
A UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT 

January 8, 2023
Islington United Church  

This concert will be with the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus from the USA. One of the highlights of this concert will be the performance of “Shchedryk” (the melody of which is used for the well-known Carol of the Bells), in honour of the 100th anniversary (in 2022) of its first North American performance in Carnegie Hall, New York.  The program will also include traditional and contemporary Ukrainian Christmas Carols and New Year’s songs, many of which will be accompanied by the bandura – Ukraine’s national instrument.

 

'SPRING AWAKENINGS' CONCERT  

April 30, 2023 
Location – To be determined  

Featuring the light romantic and dance music of 20th century Ukrainian-Canadian composer Ivan Bohdan Vesolowskyj. With a program of popular and beloved tunes, this concert will be presented in an informal format as a late afternoon social and will include some audience sing-along participation. A small ensemble of Toronto-area instrumental musicians will accompany the choirs.

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