ORIANA youth female choir is amateur choir, which exists since 2008. Folklore program, classical choral works, sacred music are in the choir repertoire. The choir mission is revival and maintenance of the rich Ukrainian traditions of choral singing.
Over 12 years we:
– visited more than 14 countries, 25 cities and villages
– participated in 25 international choir competitions, won 19 golden prizes, 2 Grand Prix
– organised more than 150 performances
– opened Ukrainian song to more than 5000 people
Founder, artistic director and conductor of the ORIANA youth female choir Halyna Shpak, PhD Art history, chairman of the regional branch of the Ukrainian Choral Society named after Mykola Leontovych, Knight of the Medal of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church “Saint Queen Olga” and the Medal “For Outstanding Achievements in Music”.
2019. Ave Verum international choral competition Baden (Austria): Golden Prize (95 points), Special Prize “Best Interpretation of a Classical or Romantic or 20th century choral piece”.
2019. Ukrainian festival-competition “Жайвір скликає друзів”: 2nd prize in category “Equal voices”.
2018. Grieg International Choir Festival (Norway): 2nd prize in category “Sacred music”, 2nd prize in category “Contemporary music”.
2017. Tampere vocal music festival (Finland): two gold medals (first prize).
2016. 64 Arezzo international choral competition (Italy): 1st prize in category Folk program, public prize, 3rd prize in category Equal voices compulsory program, 3rd prize in category Monographic program. Special prize for the most interesting performance in category Monographic program.
2016. 52nd Montreux Choral Festival (Switzerland): 3rd prize in category “Female choir s”.
2015. 13th IKV International Choir Contest of Flanders-Maasmechelen (Belgium): 1st prize in category “Equal voices”, Prize for the best performance of compulsory work “Red Red Rose” by P.Pieters, Prize for the best choir of the contest.
2015. The International May Choir Competition Prof. Georgi Dimitrov (Bulgaria): 2nd prize in category “Chamber choirs”, 3rd prize in category “Equal choirs”.
2014. VII Festival-Concurs Intrenational de Muzica Corala (Moldova): 1 prize in category “Chamber choirs”.
2014. 32 INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL OF PREVEZA (Greece): 1 prize in category “Equal voices”, 2nd prize in the category “chamber choirs”, Special prize “Best Conductor”, special prize for the best performance of Orthodox sacred music (composition “Glory to the Father …” by Irina Aleksiychuk).
2014. UKRAINIAN CHOIR FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC “PENTIKOSTIYA” (Kyiv, Ukraine): Grand Prix.
2013. 31 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA DE CANTONIGRÒS (Spain): 1st prize in category FOLKLOR, 2nd prize in category Female choirs.
2013. 2nd International Florence Choir Festival (Italy): 1st prize in category SACRED MUSIC, 2nd prize in category Female choirs, 2nd prize in category Folklor.
2012. International Competition “South Palmira” (Ukraine): 1st prize in category Equal voices.
2012. 25 Bela Bartok International Choir Competition: 3rd prize in category Equal voices.
2012. 22 International Festival of Academic choirs IFAS (Czech Republic): 1 st prizes in categories “Sacred music”, “National folklore”, “Women choirs”.
2011. II Krakow Advent & Christmas Choir Festival (Poland): 1st prize.
2011 International Competition “South Palmira” (Ukraine): Grand Prix.
2011 50 International Competition “Seghizzi” (Italy): Special prize “Best Equal Voices Choir”, 3 rd prize in category “Polyphonic compositions of the 19th century”, 5 th prize in category “Folk music”.
2011 XXX Internation al Festival of Orthodox Church Music“Hajnowka 2011” (Poland): 1 st prize in category “Amateur choirs”.
2010 International Competition “South Palmira” (Ukraine): 1st prize.
2010 International Festival “Ohrid choir Festival” (Macedonia): 1st prize.
2010 VII Ukrainian festival “Dnepr Easter hymns” (Ukraine): 1st prize.
2009 International Competition “South Palmira” (Ukraine): 1st prize.
2008 International Competition “Constellation of the see” (Ukraine): 1st prize.
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org (choir president)