Holosy Ukrainian Choir performs traditional and contemporary music in both Ukrainian and English. Amongst others, this delightful set features traditional songs and the stories behind them, songs based on the writings of Taras Shevchenko, and some specially selected Baba/Grandma songs relating to Marion Mutala’s best-selling books.
Founded in 2004, Holosy is a non-denominational community choir dedicated to the preservation of the very rich heritage of the Ukrainian choral tradition. Originally sponsored by the Saskatoon branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and now a full member of that organization, the choir welcomes as members all who enjoy choral singing. Even an ability to read or speak Ukrainian is not necessary, as transliterations of Ukrainian texts can be provided for members. While the primary focus of the choir’s repertoire is traditional folk music, the choir has also ventured into contemporary popular music from Ukraine. The choir performs regularly around the city, at the Festival of Trees, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Folkfest, and the annual concert in honour of Taras Shevchenko. In 2014, it undertook a very special project – the recording of a CD of songs all based on the poetry of Taras Shevcheko. For more information, visit the Holosy website.