The Axios Men’s Ensemble is teaming up with the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America to present “A Bandura Christmas” in Edmonton this coming December 21st and 22nd at St. Josaphat Cathedral.
For these two special performances, the joint ensemble will be led by Michael Zaugg, one of the leading choral directors in North America, and Oleh Mahlay, the current artistic director and conductor of the Ukrainain Bandurist Chorus. They will conduct a memorable program presenting new music from Roman Hurko, Fr. John Sembrat OSBM, renowned Ukrainian composers such as Vedel, Stetsenko, and many others.
Acclaimed bandurists, Taras Yanitsky and Volodymyr Voyt from Kyiv, Ukraine, and four other professional choristers from across Ukraine will perform including the newly formed Ukrainian Children’s and Youth Choir of Edmonton under the direction of Lesia Pohereski and Bandurysty Moldosti under the instruction of Professor Andrij Hornjatkevyc.