Since September the regional centers of Ukraine have started a demonstration of street photo exhibition ‘Cultural diplomacy of Ukraine: the world triumph of Shchedryk’. The exhibition is a reminiscent of a prominent historical tour of the Ukrainian National Chorus leaded by Olexandr Koshyts through 18 countries of Europe and America in 1919-1924. This tour of the Chorus made the magic melody ‘Shchedryka’ written by Mykola Leontovych well known all over the world.
The photo exhibition will travel from town to town by December 2018. The exhibition is supported by the Ukrainian Union of Industry and Entrepreneurs and the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Among other things, the exhibition announces a project of the anniversary tour of the best contemporary Ukrainian choir along the Chorus route, as it was 100 years ago. The tour will run through Europe (Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland) and America (USA, Canada), from May to December, 2019.
The best choir will be selected at the All-Ukrainian Choir Contest ‘Shchedryk Fest’, that will take place in December, 2018 in Pokrovsk (Donetsk region).