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Winnipeg’s Oleksander Koshetz Choir celebrates 65 years with Gala Concert
In commemoration of 65 years of Ukrainian music-making, the Oleksander Koshetz Choir will present a gala concert on Sunday, December 4, 2011.
The concert will take place at 2:00 PM at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Boulevard. Under the baton of conductor Miroslava Paches, the Choir will present a varied programme of new and treasured sacred and folk songs from its repertoire. The full choir will be joined by the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Choir. Special guest artists will be Choir alumni Rev. Fr. Oleksandr Harkavyi and Dobr. Olha Harkava, currently serving at St. Mary the Protectress (Sobor) Cathedral in Winnipeg and both well-known Ukrainian-born composers/singers. The concert will be followed by a celebratory reception open to all concert attendees and choristers.
Tickets for the gala concert ($20) are available at Kalyna Bookstore (952 Main St.), Oseredok Boutique (184 Alexander Ave.), Svitoch Ukrainian Import/Export (621 Selkirk Ave.) or by calling Genevieve Armstrong at 663-8423.
The Oleksander Koshetz Choir is one of Winnipeg’s most noted community choirs. Under the immensely talented direction of Miroslava Paches since 2007, the choir has grown both artistically and numerically to its highest membership levels in over 20 years.
Founded over 65 years ago, the choir has performed several times in Ukraine, Europe and South America. In 1992, the choir became the first cultural entity outside of Ukraine to be awarded the prestigious Shevchenko medal by the government of a free and independent Ukraine. Alongside longtime conductor Dr. Walter Klymkiw, the group was lauded for “meritorious bridging work between Canada and Ukraine and propagation of Ukraine’s musical heritage.” The choir has performed regularly with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and has collaborated both intra- and cross-culturally with many local, national, and international musical ensembles.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Llwellyn Armstrong at 663-8423 ([email protected]).
Public Relations Chair, O. Koshetz Choir
(204)467-3421 (days); (204)663-8423 (evenings & weekends) [email protected]