Music was an important and integral part of the culture for our Canadian Ukrainian pioneers and for those of us who grew up in that milieu. In addition to the Divine Liturgy and other church services' music, there were annual Christmas carols, concerts, weddings, records, and plenty of sing-alongs on many an occasion. Over the last century, there have been hundreds of Ukrainian choirs, chorus groups, musical and dance bands, and individual singers and performers. This historic musical legacy must be preserved, and more importantly, should be made available to the public. 

Ukrainian Bandura PlayerThe following is just a sample of the wide variety of historic Ukrainian music that exists. Click on the Title to go to that page which has music tracks and information on the artists / performers and the recording. You can listen to the entire recording, and/or individual tracks.


Sacred Music 

Festive Music 

  • First Star | CYMK Choir and Ensemble – Edmonton, Alberta 
  • Heaven and Earth | Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral Choir – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • God is Born Vydubychi Church Chorus – Kyiv, Ukraine
  • On Christmas Eve | Lastiwka: Ukrainian Orthodox Youth Choir of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Folk and Popular Music

Other Ukrainian Music Resources


IMPORTANT
: These recordings are being made for the historical preservation of the rich musical heritage of Ukrainian settlers in Canada during the period of 1891 to 2001. It is important that this music, and information about the many talented performers, be preserved and made available / accessible to their descendants and future generations. 

For some of these recordings, only a sample of the total tracks were copied from the original media (tape cassettes, CDs, LPs). All music tracks were digitally cleaned and enhanced to ensure best possible audio quality.

All copyrights remain with the original artists or performers. These music tracks are provided for your personal listening enjoyment, memories and education only; commercial or other uses, without the permission from the copyright holders, is prohibited.