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Song NameComposerArranger
Christ Is BornV. Barvinskyj
Let Us RejoiceA. Hnatyshyn
The Stars Shone From Heaven
Heaven And Earth RejoiceM. Kolessa
A Son Is Born
Wondrous TidingsO. Koshytz
The CarolersA. Hnatyshyn
SchedrivkaO. Jakivchuk
Christ Sat Down To Supper M. Kolessa
The Peacocks The Guelder - Rose MeadowF. Kolessa
MalankaF. Kolessa
The Beautiful Guelder - RoseV. Stetsenko
In The Master's HouseholdO. Koshytz
The CarolI. Zacharzevskyj

Directed by Halyna Kondracki

Kolyadky (carols) and Shchedrivky (New Year's songs) are one of the oldest genres of Ukrainian folk music, dating back to the pre-Christian era. With the coming of Christianity in 988, pagan songs were replaced with Christian carols and hymns, and these delightful (all accompanied) songs reflect sectarian life and express wishes for good health, wealth and happiness. The all-woman Vesnivka Choir was established in 1965 by conductor/director Halyna Kondracki and has won many awards. The Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir was founded in 2001 by Kondraki in affiliation with Vesnivka. 15 tunes, from "Christ is Born" and "Heaven and earth rejoice" to "The beautiful guelder-rose" and "The Carol." Wonderful solos on "The stars shone from heaven" and "A son is born." This beautiful music, from another culture and another time, is all new to us, but that only increases our appreciation for and enjoyment of it!

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Choral | Accompanied | Female | Canada

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