eNews from the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus

eNews from the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus

Bohdan Heryavenko, Artistic Director and Conductor



– 61 years ago today

– Upcoming concerts

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A HISTORIC NOTE – 61 years ago today…..

Upon reestablishing itself in Detroit in 1949, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, under the direction of Hryhory Kytasty, presented its first tour (22 concerts) in North America starting in Cleveland, Ohio on October 1, 1949. See the tour itinerary below:

Oct. 1, 1949 – Cleveland, Ohio
Oct. 2, 1949 – Detroit, Michigan
Oct. 9, 1949 – Chicago, Illinois
Oct. 16, 1949 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct. 22, 1949 – Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 23, 1949 – Hamilton, Ontario
Oct. 30, 1949 – Washington DC

Dec. 5, 1949 – Brantford, Ontario
Dec. 6, 1949 – St. Catharines, Ontario
Dec. 7 – 8, 1949 – Toronto, Ontario
Dec. 9, 1949 – Hamilton, Ontario
Dec. 10, 1949 – Welland, Ontario
Dec. 12, 1949 – Ottawa, Ontario
Dec. 13, 1949 – Kingston, Ontario
Dec. 15, 1949 – Oshawa, Ontario
Dec. 16 – 18, 1949 – Montreal, Quebec
Dec. 21, 1949 – New Haven, Connecticut
Dec. 22, 1949 – Hartford, Connecticut
Dec. 23, 1949 – Cohoes, New York
Dec. 26, 1949 – Baltimore, Maryland
Dec. 29, 1949 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec. 30, 1949 – New York City


Stay tuned for a special announcement about upcoming performances in 2010 and 2011.


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Your help is needed.

Purchase a Recording or Contribute

You can now donate online to the “Friends of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus” (a 501c3 organization) or purchase a UBC recording.  As always, your donations are tax deductible and recording purchase will help the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus support its operations, tours and concerts, new recordings, and educational programs for youth.

The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus is continuing its ambassadorial mission as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2018. We truly appreciate your past support. Today’s members of the UBC are located all throughout North America. Bringing everyone together is a challenge, but your financial assistance ensures we continue our centuries old tradition.

To donate or order a recording through PayPal, visit www.bandura.org


The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus

Enchanting the world since 1918


Founded in 1918, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus has a long and proud history of representing the bandura and Ukrainian choral music on the international stage.  Boasting a repertoire of more than 500 songs, this internationally celebrated and award-winning ensemble has captivated audiences in major concert halls in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Ukraine since immigrating to North America from Europe in 1949.   They have also performed for such noted personalities as former President Richard Nixon, former President Ronald Reagan, movie star Jack Palance, and former President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk.   Most recently, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus was featured at the internationally renowned Stratford Summer Music Festival, and presented Bandura Christmas International with Metropolitan Opera soloist Paul Plishka.  As a tribute to its role in preserving and perpetuating the legacy of Ukrainian music, the Chorus was selected by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers as the recipient of the Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian State Prize, the highest award that can be bestowed for excellence in the contribution to the arts.


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