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Founded in 1918, the all-male Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus has a long and proud history of representing Ukrainian bandura and choral music on the international stage, captivating audiences in major concert halls in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Ukraine since immigrating to North America from Europe in 1949.
The Ukrainian bandura is more than a national musical instrument: It is the voice of Ukraine. It is unique to the culture of Ukraine and so its history is closely tied to the turbulent history of the Ukrainian people.
The bandura combines the musical characteristics of both the lute and the harp, producing a sound similar to a harpsichord but with a wider range and tone. Although the bandura can be used to perform complex works like sonatas and concerti, the Ukrainian bandura was historically used as an instrument for vocal accompaniment. The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus continues this tradition by combining the two great loves of the Ukrainian people; the artistry of a bandura orchestra with choral singing.
Date(s) - 10/11/2019
Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
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