The National Academic Choral Capella

"DUMKA"

Grammy Award nominee

in the Best Choral Performance for "Requiem for Larissa" by Valentin Silvestrov

About Us

The National Academic Choral Capella "Dumka" (abbreviation for Ukrainian State Travelling Capella) is the icon and tradition-setter of choral performance in Ukraine today. Founded in 1919 and over the years lead by such outstanding conductors as Nestor Horodovenko, Oleksandr Soroka, Pavlo Muravskyi, Mykhaylo Krechko, "Dumka" established its own choral traditions and performance style. Since 1984 it has under the able leadership of the outstanding conductor and Shevchenko Prize laureate, academician Yevhen Savchuk.

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The last concerts

  • Carmina Burana in the Netherlands

      03.11.2021 - 29.11.2021
      Concert halls of the Netherlands

    More than 130 musicians will perform a classical work of orchestral and choral music of the twentieth century by composer Karl Orff in an exclusive concert series that resounded at various venues in the Netherlands. The National Chapel DUMKA and the Academic Symphony Orchestra "INSO-Lviv" will perform Orff's masterpiece under the direction of Raymond Jansen.

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  • Psalms of war

      18, 20, 26.10.2021
      Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv

    The all-Ukrainian premiere of the musical-theatrical action "Psalms of War" for mixed choir and symphony orchestra within the framework of the National Choir Festival will take place on three leading stages of Ukraine.

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  • Sacred music: from classical to modern

      28.09.2021       16:00
      Ukrainian Radio Recording House

    As part of the Kyiv Music Fest 2021, the DUMKA choir under the direction of Yevhen Savchuk will present a concert program "Sacred Music: From Classics to the Present". The ensemble will perform works by Dmytro Bortnyansky and Oleksiy Skrypnyk.

     

     

     

Bortnianskyi's choral concertos

Dmytro Bortnianskyi's creativity is a remarkable phenomenon in the musical art of Eastern Europe of the Classicist era. He is one of the outstanding European artists who have reached the heights of international recognition. As a result of his artistic pursuits, an original, stylistically integral creative heritage was formed and it's techniques of compositional writing which had a significant impact on followers. The composer's talent was most fully revealed in the field of sacred music, which has always been one of the dominant genres in Ukrainian musical culture. His work clearly shows stylistic features of classical aesthetics, especially clarity, simplicity and integrity of artistic images, the regularity of their development, perfection of form, restraint in the expression of emotions, simple and logical harmony, song melody.

The National Academic Choral Capella "DUMKA" presents the publication of the first in independent Ukraine edition of 35 spirit choral concertos a capella by our great compatriot Dmytro Bortnyansky. This publication is based on the Peter Tchaikovsky edition (1881), the 1925 edition (Lviv) and the 1974 reprint (Toronto). For reasons of practical performance, the compiler has added some minor adjustments without breaking Tchaikovsky edition.

The project is implemented with the support of The National Ukrainian Music Union and the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

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Discography

Passions for Taras

Passions for Taras

Evhen Stankovych

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Barbivska koliada

Barbivska koliada

Hanna Havrylets

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Requiem for Larissa

Requiem for Larissa

Valentin Silvestrov

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Requiem

Requiem

Giuseppe Verdi

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Contact

Adress

 50-52, Shevchenko Tarasa Blvd., Kyiv, 01032, Ukraine

Administrative director

 +38 (044) 484-18-66

E-mail

 dumkap@ukr.net

Reception

 +38 (044) 236-09-51

The National Academic Choral Capella "DUMKA" is national choir under the direction of People's Artist of Ukraine Yevhen Savchuk. Founded in 1919, today the choir is a standard of choral performance and a legislator of choral traditions in modern Ukraine.

Contact

 50-52, Shevchenko Tarasa Blvd., Kyiv, 01032, Ukraine

 +38 (044) 484-18-66

 dumkap@ukr.net

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