ENSEMBLES 2019

Shchedryk, Kyiv Children’s Choir

Shchedryk, Kyiv Children’s Choir

 

Shchedryk was founded in 1971 in Kyiv, with Marianna Sablina being its Artistic Director & Chief Conductor since 2003. The choir’s repertoire covers the Renaissance, baroque and classical music, folk songs adaptations, and contemporary pieces. Shchedryk has won: Grand Prix at the International Choir Competition «Kathaumixw» in Powell River (Canada), 1990; Grand Prix at the International Choir Competition in Des Moines (USA), 1992; Grand Prix & Golden Diploma of 36th International Choral Festival in Mendzyzdroje (Poland), 2001; Golden Diploma & Grand Prix of the I “Musica Sacra a Roma” in Rome (Italy), 2005; Golden David (best choir of the festival), Grand Prix in the Youth Choirs and Sacred Music categories & Special Prize “Best Conductor” of the 7th Florence International Choir Festival (Italy), 2018. The choir had tours in the Baltic countries, Canada, the USA, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, France, and Italy; and participated in many music festivals: Americafest in Des Moines (USA), 1992; Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (Austria), 2002, 2008, 2011; III International Chorus Festival in Riga (Latvia), 2004; I International Autumn Chorus Festival (Russia), 2005; Cantus MM in Salzburg (Austria), 2007; Cracovia Music Festival in Cracow (Poland), 2009; Beethovenfest in Bonn (Germany), 2010; ‘Meeting with Slava’ Mstislav Rostropovich commemorating event in Krongberg (Germany), 2011; XX Kronberg Academy Festival (Germany), 2013; ‘To Russia with Love’ concert for human rights in Russia held in Berlin (Germany), 2013; “Leigo Lake” Music Festival in Leigo (Estonia), 2015; “Rethinking Europe–Stop One: Ukraine” musical festival in Stockholm (Sweden), 2017. Shchedryk had joint projects with the world-famous musicians: Vladimir Krainev, Gidon Kremer, Anton Sharoev, Roman Kofman, Giya Kancheli, Ivan Monighetti, Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich; and had concerts in the top music halls: Kyiv National Philharmonic of Ukraine; Moscow Conservatory Great Hall; Mozarteum in Salzburg; Beethovenhalle in Bonn; Roy Thomson in Toronto; Gasteig in Munich; Forum in Leverkusen; Chamber Music Hall of the Berliner Philarmonie; Musikaliska & Eric Ericsonhallen in Stockholm

 

 

 

Marianna Sablina

Marianna Sablina

Conductor

Marianna Sablina was born in 1961 in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1971 she started singing in “Shchedryk” choir founded by her mother, Iryna Sablina. In 1977 Marianna Sablina became a Choirmaster in “Shchedryk”. In 1981 Marianna entered P.I. Chaikovskyi Kyiv State Musical Academy, and was in the class of Choir Conducting under the lead of Professor L. N. Venedyktov. After graduating from KSMA in 1986 she continued working as a Choirmaster in “Shchedryk” choir. Since 2003 Marianna has been the choir’s Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. In 2005 she was awarded the Golden Diploma of the I International Choral Contest “Musica Sacra a Roma” as the Best Conductor. In 2018 Marianna got the Golden David (prize for the best choir of the festival) and Special Prize “The Best Conductor” of the 7th Florence International Choir Festival. Marianna Sablina has worked with numerous globally renowned performers, including Gidon Kremer together with his Kremerata Baltica, Roman Kofman, Vladimir Krainiev, and others.

 

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Competition Program

 

Arvo Pärt (*1935)   Peace Upon You, Jerusalem
Clement Jannequin (1485 - 1558)   Au Joli Jeu
Valentyn Sylvestrov (*1937)   Pastoral (Alleluia)
Victoriya Polyova (*1962)   Gloria
Hanna Havrylets (*1958)   Krokoveye Koleso

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)   Sound the Trumpet
Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967)   Ave Maria
Baldassare Donato (1530 - 1603)   Gagliarda
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)   Suscepit Israel (from Magnificat)
Noël Goemanne (1926 - 2010)   Sanctus (from Missa Hosanna)
Arvo Pärt (*1935)   Bogoroditse Djevo (Mother of God and Virgin)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)   Psalm 23 (Gott ist mein Hirt)
Victoriya Polyova (*1962)   Gloria
Valentyn Sylvestrov (*1937)   Pastoral (Alleluia)
Augustin Kubizek (1918 - 2009)   Gloria
Ülo Vinter (1934 - 2000)   Estonian folk song in arr. Ü.Vinter
Hanna Havrylets (*1958)   Krokoveye Koleso
Roman Surzha (*1960)   Na Maidani Na Rynochku" Ukrainian folk song arrangement
Richard Rodgers (1902 - 1979)   The Lonely Goatherd - sound from the “Sounds of music” musical