Mykola Leontovych Pan-Ukrainian Choral Competition

The Competition was founded in 1989 by The Ministry of Culture Of USSR and Ukrainian Music Association and then was held by The Ministry of Culture and Arts of Ukraine and Pan-Ukrainian Music Union.

The purpose of the competition is to save and develop Ukrainian choral traditions, to honor the memory of Mykola Leontovych – the brilliant creator of classical arrangements of Ukrainian folk songs.

Competition frequency: every three years.

As for the results of the competition near 100 collectives have performed on a high level, enriched their creative experience and became centers of artistic and aesthetic education in the best national choral traditions. Choirs-participants of M. Leontovych Competitions have formed a new generation of talented choral conductors (the best of them are awarded high honorary titles).

The competition features mixed choirs, chamber choirs, female and male choirs from different regions of Ukraine. The jury formed of leading choral conductors and composers of Ukraine performs the audition and evaluation of the choirs of the competition.