On November 16-18, 2018, a delegation from Ukraine represented by members of the organizing committee ‘Shchedryk Fest’ and the head of the All-Ukrainian Choir Society named after M. Leontovych participated in the General Assembly of the European Choral Association Europe Cantata and the conference ‘Sing outside the box’.

In the historical center of Turkey, Cappadocia, Ukraine’s representatives presented Ukrainian projects to the European choir community – the Summer Choral Academy, the All-Ukrainian Choir Contest ‘Shchedryk Fest’ and the upcoming World Choir Tour in honor of 100th Anniversary of Ukrainian National Choir leaded by O.Koshyts.

The opportunity to make a World Choir Tour from May to December 2019 will receive the winner of the the contest ‘Shchedryk Fest’, which will be held in December of this year in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region. The organizers of the contest are Pokrovsky City Council, Donetsk Regional State Administration, for the submissions of the Tulchin City Council (Vinnytsia region). Meanwhile, the organizing committee of the contest negotiated with the members of the European choral associations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France on cooperation in organizing the World Choir Tour of the best Ukrainian choir at the highest level.

During the General Assembly members of the Board considered the application and unanimously voted for joining the All-Ukrainian Choir Society named after M.Leontovych headed by Alexander Tarasenko to the European Choral Association Europa Cantat. Such an important and long-awaited solution for all Ukrainian choir singers and conductors offers a wide range of opportunities for learning, sharing experience, cooperation and participation in the most prestigious musical projects in Europe. According to the words of one of the members of the Board, ‘at last there will be no more border between choral Europe and singing Ukraine’.

Members of the delegation are grateful for the invitation and support in organizing the trip to Mr. Gabor Moczar, the President of the European Choral Association Europe Cantata (2012-2018), and Mr. Ruslan Trebushkin, Mayor of Pokrovsk, Donetsk region.