Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ukrainian Choral Conductors' Seminar Edmonton Alberta August 9 - 18, 2013

Inviting church and community choirs!

This year, the Ukrainian Music Society of Alberta, founded in 1972, and incorporated in 1980, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Over the years one of their major projects has been the Choral Conductors’ Seminar in Edmonton (1979-1997), with participants from Canada, the United States, Australia, Argentina, Italy, and Ukraine.

This August 10–18, 2013, UMSA is organizing a continuation of this important work – a choral conductors’ seminar, at St. John’s Institute, Edmonton. The main instructors will be Maestro Laurence Ewashko of Ottawa, with the help of local talent, and Prof. Mstyslav Yurchenko, of Kyiv, a specialist in liturgical tradition, especially that of Maksym Berezovsky. Ukrainian choral music will be the main focus however the lectures will be offered in both languages and texts will be transliterated.

Proposed topics are: vocal technique, conducting techniques, cantoring, score analysis, text delivery and diction, secrets of running a rehearsal efficiently, history of Ukrainian choral music and conducting church choirs.

The cost for registered participants will be $375. Local singers-volunteers will be invited to form the seminar choir.

This choral seminar will give established and aspiring conductors a fresh exposure to the treasures of a great Ukrainian choral heritage.  For addition information, phone Luba Boyko-Bell at (780) 469-4890 or

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