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Celebrating 50 years of choral excellence
  • About Vesnivka

Vesnivka has been bringing choral music to audiences for 50 years. Since Vesnivka’s inception in 1965, the choir has spread the joy of singing in more than 12 countries across three continents.

Over five decades of choral singing, Vesnivka has commissioned numerous works, both original and new arrangements by Canadian and Ukrainian composers. Its choral legacy is preserved in a variety of recordings and in the newly launched Vesnivka Choral Music e-Library, created in celebration of Vesnivka’s 50th anniversary, for future generations to enjoy.

Vesnivka fosters choral development, and provides an opportunity for individuals to enjoy a challenging and rewarding musical experience through a community-based choir. Vesnivka strives to broaden its musical horizons by participating in musical festivals and events, and by collaborating with other choirs and ensembles. We also promote young emerging soloists and musicians by providing them with an opportunity, as guest performers in our concerts, to showcase their talents.

As members of the Ukrainian-Canadian community, we believe in giving back to the community. We have supported and continue to support many charities and events including Dzerelo, Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, Help us Help the Children, Dorothy Lee Hospice, Cycling for MS, Cancer Walkathon, and most recently the Victims of the war in Ukraine. We also perform for special requests from community organizations, and sing the Christmas and Easter liturgies yearly.

Administration

Halyna Kvitka Kondracki

HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Halyna Kvitka Kondracki – Founder, choral and artistic director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Nadia Borys
  • Walter Kuplowsky
  • Oksana Rewa
  • Andrew Witer
  • Tanya Yaschyshyn

Executive

Irene Nabereznyj

Irene Nabereznyj – President and board member

Irene Nabereznyj is an executive board member and the president of Vesnivka choir, a position she has held since 1980. In her role, she assists the conductor in all matters pertaining to the choir. This includes the coordination of fundraising events, organizing and facilitating board meetings, and addressing any other issues pertaining to community outreach and membership. As a longtime member of Vesnivka, her love of Ukrainian music keeps her active and involved in the choir.

Nykola Parzei

Nykola Parzei – Administrator, Financial officer and board member

Nykola (Nick) Parzei is an executive board member of Vesnivka choir and the choir’s Administrator and Financial officer, a position he has held since 1986. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CMA) and a certified credit professional (CCP). He is responsible for the completion of all financial records and the annual financial plan, as well as issuing donation receipts and completing tax filings to the Canada Revenue Agency. Nykola is also responsible for submitting government grants and foundation applications, establishing travel itineraries, and keeping archival records of Vesnivka’s tours. He has been a member of the Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir since its establishment in 2001.

ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

  • A.M. Baczynsky
  • L. Czyrsky
  • B. Dackiw
  • M.A. Diakun
  • J. Fuke
  • E. Hohol
  • L. Komorowsky
  • W. Korobaylo
  • L. Lysiak
  • T. MacDonald
  • O. Wasley
  • A. Yaschyshyn

Vesnivka is a Member of:

Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Choral Canada
Choirs Ontario
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