THREE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - Apply Today (see more below)!
KOBZARSKA SICH - BANDURA CAMP
Sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
Emlenton, Pennsylvania - All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp
August 2 - 16, 2014
OLEH SOZANSKY and YURIJ PETLURA, MUSICAL DIRECTORS
See detailed program information below along with registration form download under REGISTRATION PACKAGE.
Bandura Course -- August 2 – 16
This two-week course focuses on over seven hours of daily group instruction in: the technique of playing bandura, bandura history, solo and ensemble playing and singing, music lectures, elementary music theory (as needed). There will be free time for sport, swimming, and relaxation. This course is designed for teenaged children (12 and older) and adults of all ages. Founded in 1979, Kobzarska Sich unites bandura players from all over to learn and share more about bandura and its unique art form. Kobzarska Sich is held at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. All Saints offers over 90 acres of pristine beauty in the Allegheny Mountains. The camp's facilities include volleyball courts, a swimming pool, 10 cabins for participants, a Millennium Cultural Center with housing and classrooms, and an activities pavilion, tennis and basketball courts, an infirmary and nature trails.
In Memory of Ivan Zinchuk, Eugene Ciura, and Monica Pearson Romaniuk
Kobzarska Sich is pleased to announce three scholarships opportunities this year. One full scholarship will be available through the Ivan Zinchuk Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko. Additionally, two partial scholarships will be available through the Eugene Ciura and Monica Pearson Romaniuk funds. Please see the last page of the registration package for more details. Scholarship packages are due by June 22, 2014.
Click here to download the KS registration form. The registration form and deposit/payment must be received by July 25, 2014. Enroll by June 20, 2014 for Early Bird Discount, see form for more information. For more information, please feel free to call 734.658.6452 or KS@bandura.org.
ANNUAL FINAL CONCERT
Please join us on Saturday, August 16 at 2:00pm for the Annual Final Concert presented by the participants and staff of Kobzarska Sich.
Enchanting the world since 1918
Founded in 1918, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus (UBC) has a long and proud history of representing the bandura and Ukrainian choral music on the international stage. Boasting a repertoire of more than 500 songs, this internationally celebrated and award-winning ensemble has captivated audiences in major concert halls in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Ukraine since immigrating to North America from Europe in 1949. They have also performed for such noted personalities as former President Richard Nixon, former President Ronald Reagan, movie star Jack Palance, and former President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk. Most recently, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus was featured at the internationally renowned Stratford Summer Music Festival (2004 and 2010), and presented Bandura Christmas International with Metropolitan Opera soloist Paul Plishka. As a tribute to its role in preserving and perpetuating the legacy of Ukrainian music, the UBC was selected by Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers as the recipient of the Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian State Prize, the highest award that can be bestowed for excellence in the contribution to the arts.