Sunday, 8 July 2012

BORSHCH FEST - Ukrainian Male Chorus

The Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton was recently in Southern Alberta on their mission to promote Ukrainian Music to the world.  Their trip to Banff, with the free admission performance was a great opportunity to reconnect with the past.  The significance of Southern Alberta in the Ukrainian Canadian experience is a treasure of stories, mostly untold - perhaps time to reveal a snapshot?  Stories of opportunity, adventure, sacrifice, contributions and resilience!

Did you know how many Ukrainian labourers were involved in the building of the Banff Cave and Basin Hot Springs facility?  Did you know about the internment camp at Castle Mountain?  Well, a look into Ukrainian Canadian history, and a glimpse at the huge migration of Ukrainian immigrants to the southern Alberta region say, a hundred years ago tells an important story.
The choir also came to sing the responses to the Liturgy at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calgary.  With the impromptu performance of Ukrainian folk songs after the Liturgy and Coffee Fellowship, the choir showcased its versatility, excellence, and great passion for the Choral Tradition of Ukraine, and Choral Tradition of Western Canada.  The experienced, yet fresh and enthusiastic approach to Ukrainian Choral Music in Canada's 2012 - what a gift!

If you enjoy this Ukrainian Choral Tradition, perhaps the Ukrainian Male Chorus's next big event is for you?

They are holding a special event called  Borshch Fest - Do Not Wear White on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 6PM at St. John's Cultural Centre - 10611-110 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.  Make sure you get your tickets soon - it's bound to be a lively and entertaining cultural event! 
I hope they make it a tradition!! 

Tickets: $40 - Buy 10 and you get to reserve a Table! Be the first on your block! Tickets are limited, so don't delay!

6 pm - Cocktails and tasting
7 pm - Celebrity Cook-off, judging, and performance by Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton
9 pm - Dance by Barvinok
10:15 pm - Lunch

For tickets please contact:
Bo: 780-717-3609
Dave: 780-863-8877
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