LUKASH СHC Chamber Choir (conductor Halyna Ivchenko)
Lukash Chamber Choir is a laureate of the First Prize of the International Competition “Prize of the City of Lanciano” (Lanciano, Italy, 2019), winner of the International Competition of Sacred Music “Venezia in Musica” (Venice, Italy, 2006), participant of the prestigious international festival of choral music CANTUS SALISBURGENSIS FESTIVAL (Salzburg, Austria, 2007), participant of the international festival EUROTREFF MUSIK (Rastatt, Germany, 2008), participant of the international festival SACRA MUSIK (Baden-Baden, Germany, 2010). In 2013 the LUKASH Choir took part in the 2nd International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras “ROMA MUSIC FESTIVAL”, which took place in Rome, Italy. In May 2016, the choir took part in the X International Festival of Choral Music “Ave Maria” in Kremenets. In 2019, the Choir Lukash is the laureate of the 25th International Competition-Festival of Christmas Carols and Pastorals named after Kazimir Schwarlik (Poland, Bedzin, 2019).
The choir’s repertoire includes a variety of works of religious music in various forms, such as Ukrainian – Dmytro Bortnyansky, Artem Vedel, Maksym Berezovsky, Mykola Lysenko, Kyrylo Stetsenko, Mykola Leontovych, Lesya Dychko, Yevhen Stankovych, Ihor Shcherbakov, and foreign music. A prominent place is occupied by party choir concerts, performing which the ensemble talentedly revives the ancient traditions of unique party singing, which has been widely used in Ukraine since the XVII century. They differ in the original interpretation of choral miniatures.