Where To Hear

April 28th, 2018 6pm - Roman Hurko's Vespers: Great Vespers for Pascha III (Sunday of the Paralytic) sung by KLIROS with music of Roman Hurko. Free admission: Freewill donation accepted to benefit Kliros.
Where: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 2210 SW Dolph Court, Portland Oregon, 97219.

May 13th, 2017 - Roman Hurko's Vespers: A contemporary interpretation rooted in tradition. O. Koshetz Choir, under the direction of Miroslava Paches, in collaboration with The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, performs Roman Hurko's Vespers.
3pm: presentation by Roman Hurko about Vespers and his influences.
4pm: Vespers, served by by Rt. Rev. Alexander Harkavyi (Parish Priest). Reception, hosted by St. Andrew's College, to follow (Parish Hall).

April 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2017 - Music From the Ukraninian Sacred Choral Tradition.This concert will feature selections from a recent composition by Fr. John Sembrat OSBM for the Resurrectional Divine Liturgy as well as other masterpieces of sacred music from the Eastern Church, including works by Bortniansky, Vedel, and Hurko. Come hear a combined male chorus of over 50 voices under the direction of Michael Zaugg of Pro Coro Canada. There are four separate performances:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017 – 7:30 PM - St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 – 7:00 PM - St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 869 N Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 – 7:00 PM - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 830 N Franklin St, Philadelphia, PA
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 – 7:30 PM - St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 46 W 16th St, New York, NY

Nov 18th, 20th, and 22nd 2016 - Benefit concerts to aid middle east refugees will will include Liturgy No. 3 by Roman Hurko. There are three separate performances:
FRIDAY, NOV 18, 7:00 PM - Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church 253 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
SUNDAY, NOV 20, 5:30 PM - Saint Monica Catholic Church 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen, MA
TUESDAY, NOV 22, 7:00 PM - Saint Patrick Catholic Church 29 Spring Street, Nashua, NH

October 18th, 2015 - Vesnivka Women's Choir will sing the world premier of Roman Hurko's Liturgy No. 4 (Vesnivka). At St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, corner of Queen Street and Bellwoods Avenue, Toronto, Canada.
May 31th, 2015 - Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family sings Liturgy No. 3 by Roman Hurko. The church is located at 4250 Harewood Rd. NE Washington, DC 20017.

May 9th, 2015 8pm - Ewashko Singers, Ottawa's Premier Chamber Choir performs the Canadian Premier of Liturgy No. 3 by Roman Hurko. At St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent. Tickets General $30.00 Seniors and Students $25.

Thursday, March 13th & Saturday, March 15th & Sunday, March 16th, 2014 - The Caritas Chamber Chorale will perform Roman Hurko's: Hymn of Kassia.
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:30pm - St. Matthias Church DIRECTIONS
168 John F Kennedy Blvd Somerset, NJ
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30pm - Christ Church DIRECTIONS
5 Paterson St., New Brunswick, NJ
With guest organist Brian Harlow
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 4pm - Lamington Presbyterian Church DIRECTIONS
355 Lamington Road Bedminster, NJ
With guest organist Brian Harlow
Friday, September 27th at 8pm & Sunday, September 29th at 2:30pm -To celebrate Alberta Cultural Days, Spiritus Chamber Choir's 2013-14 seasons begins with the powerful sacred music of the Ukraine. Featuring two choral concertos by Artem Vedel (1767-1808) along with six hymns from his Liturgy, we will also feature music by Ukrainian-Canadian composer Roman Hurko (b. 1962) - his Requiem for the Victims of Chornobyl, and the Canadian premiere of several hymns from his Liturgy No. 3. We are grateful for the support of the Ukrainian Millennium Foundation in presenting this cultural feast!
Friday, September 27 at 8pm St. Stephen Promartyr Ukrainian Church 4903 - 45th Street SW
Sunday, September 29 at 2:30pm St. Mary's Cathedral 219 - 18th Ave SW
Tickets: Adults $25, Students/Seniors $20


November 10, 2013 3pm - Ewashko Singers, Ottawa's Premier Chamber Choir performs Holodomor Commemorative Concert. Remembering the 1932-33 Genocide in Ukraine. Ottawa Premier of Roman Hurko's Panakhyda as well as a selection of Ukrainian sacred music. Sunday, November 10, 2013 -- 3:00 pm. At St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent. Tickets General $20.00 Seniors and Students $15, Children under 12 free.

November 16, 2013 - Requiem to be sung at the church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres in Paris to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor (Famine-Genocide) in Ukraine
Spring of 2014 - Recording of Myron Fedoriw's setting of the Jerusalem Matins with the Vydubychi Chorus in Kyiv, Ukraine (To be released in early 2014)
October 2015 - World Premiere of Liturgy No.4 for women's choir at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto. Commissioned by the Vesnivka Women's Choir of Toronto to commemorate the choir's 50th anniversary.

Previous Events

Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 6 p.m. - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 2210 SW Dolph Court in Portland, Oregon. KLIROS, a mixed choir dedicated to the presentation of quality Eastern Orthodox music in liturgical services presents: GREAT VESPERS by Roman Hurko. No admission charge. Free-will donation. Reception following.

September 9th, 2013 - Most Holy Trinity, Prague celebrated their 300th anniversary of the foundation of their parish. Three of Roman Hurko's works, including Blahosloveje, duše moje were performed by their choir.
August 25th, 2013 - St. George Choir, from Holy Trinity church in Paracin, Serbia will sing selections from Vespers and Liturgy No.2

April 20th, 2013 - The Ewashko Singers present the Ottawa premiere of Roman Hurko's Vespers OTTAWA
The renowned Ewashko Singers mark the spring season with a Saturday, April 20 concert that celebrates the glorious music of the Eastern Orthodox Church. They have prepared a unique selection of liturgical repertoire designed to evoke the Slavic spirit in all its exotic, meditative splendour.
The concert features the Ottawa premiere of the hauntingly beautiful Vespers by Canadian composer Roman Hurko, sung in Church Slavonic. The program also includes original works by Ukrainian composers Honcharov, Yatsynevych, Leontovych and Koshetz. The expansive acoustic of St JosephÕs Church provides the ideal setting for an evening of a cappella choral mastery.
Join us Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 8 p.m. at St Joseph's Church, 174 Wilbrod Street (corner of Cumberland) in Ottawa. Tickets are $25 in advance at The Leading Note (370 Elgin) or from choir members, or $30 at the door (students and seniors: $20 in advance or $25 at the door; children under 12 free).
Ewashko Singers: Formed in 1992 as a select group chosen for a live broadcast marking 50 years of Radio Canada International, the Ewashko Singers have developed into one of the most flexible vocal ensembles in the National Capital Region. From Beethoven, Mahler and Verdi to Richard Rodgers and Howard Shore, they skilfully perform music across a wide range of genres and languages. In addition to their own concert series, the Ewashko Singers also regularly combine their vocal talent with other choirs for performances with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Sunday, November 11th, 2012 St. Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles - A concert of the critically acclaimed Chamber Chorus of the University of California, Berkeley directed by Marika Kuzma presents "Devotions: East & West" featuring excerpts from Roman Hurko's Liturgy No. 3 (English). A varied concert exploring sacred music of the Orthodox and Western Christian traditions.: Dmitry Bortniansky, Lesia Dychko, Roman Hurko, Arvo PŠrt, Sergei Rachmaninoff, John Taverner, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Trevor Weston, Igor Stravinsky.

Saturday November 5, 2011 7PM - Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road, Toronto - 120th Anniversary of Ukrainian-Canadian Pioneers. A concert celebrating 120 years of Ukrainian settlement in Canada, featuring the music of Ukrainian-Canadian composers, R. Hurko, L. Kuzmenko and Z. Lawryshyn, whose works encompass all of the genres of choral music, from sacred to original works and arrangements of folk songs. Guest performers will be the Mykola Lysenko Choir of the Netherlands.
Saturday-Sunday Nov.12 - 13, 2011 NEW YORK - Come experience the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in a new choral English language setting composed and conducted by Roman Hurko. Join Fr. Edward Evanko and Fr. George Drance, as well as the choirs of St. Francis Xavier RCC, Choral Chameleon, members of the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle from Chicago, as well as guest artists at two services: Nov.12 at 7 p.m. at the Church of St. Francis Xavier (46 W16th - between 5th and 6th Ave.) Nov.13 at 4 p.m. at St. George UCC (30 E7th between 2nd and 3rd Ave.) FREE ADMISSION - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Saturday October 15th, 2011 - Brisbane, Australia - Queensland University - Music reflecting on events in our world in the last twenty-five years, featuring John Peterson's 'Shadows and Light', Roman Hurko's 'Requiem for the Victims of Chernobyl', and other works. The repertoire was originally chosen to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, but the works have been given new relevance by the natural and man-made disasters that Queensland and the world have seen during 2011.

April 19th-30th, 2011 - Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC - Video installation of Roman Hurko's Composition "Requiem/Panachyda for the Victims of Chernobyl" premiered in Kyiv, Ukraine 2011 by The Frescos of Kyiv Choir, conducted by the composer.

Borysthene The "Borysthene" choir sang excerpts from Roman Hurko's "Requiem" at a concert commemorating the 75th anniversary of Genocide Famine (Holodomor) that occurred in 1932-33. The concert took place in Paris, France, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at 8 p.m. at Cathédrale Saint Volodymyr le Grand, 56 rue des Saints Pères, Paris 6ème. (map)
Download the Concert Programme (French PDF)

21st Anniversary of The Chornobyl Disaster-
Roman Hurko's Requiem was Performed by The Evergreen Singers

2007 marked the 21st anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster. The Evergreen Singers, under the direction of Marla Beth Elliott, commemorated this anniversary with a performance of Roman Hurko's "Requiem for the Victims of Chornobyl" at 4pm on March 18th, 2007 at The Evergreen State College Recital Hall, in Olympia, Washington.

The Requiem was composed in 2001 for the 15th anniversary, and was given it's premiere in Kyiv, Ukraine by the Frescoes of Kyiv Chamber Choir. It was performed last year in both Toronto and Barcelona to mark the 20th anniversary. The Toronto concert at Roy Thompson Hall featured the combined Elmer Iseler Singers, The Orpheus Choir, The Amadeus Choir and the Vesnivka Women's Choir, and was broadcast internationally on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Network.

Elmer Isler Singers gave World Premiere of Roman Hurko's Viruju (Credo) No.2

The Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Lydia Adams, performed two pieces by Canadian composer Roman Hurko: Bohorodytse Divo (O, Virgin Theotokos), as well as the World Premier of Viruju (Credo) No.2. The concert took place at the George Weston Recital Hall - Toronto Center for the Arts on Friday, November 3, 2006. For more information, please see below:

Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 7:30 p.m. George Weston Recital Hall - Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street (north of Sheppard) Kyiv Chamber Choir Special Guests: Elmer Iseler Singers; Vesnivka Women's Choir; Victoria Scholars Men's Choral Ensemble

Cicle De Concerts De Tardor 2006

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On October 1, 2006 in Barcelona Spain, Joan Pamies conducted Estudi XX Cor de Terrassa in a special performance of Roman's Requiem for the victims of Chornobyl. The performance was part of a special exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the disaster took place in Barcelona's Centre de Cultura Contemporània (Barcelona Center of Contemporary Cultures).

Date: October 1, 2006
Time: 18:00
Location: Centre de Cultura Contemporània (Barcelona Center of Contemporary Cultures)
Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona
Phone Number: 93 306 41 00
Fax Number: 93 306 41 01
Bus & Metro Routes: Metro: lines 1, 2 and 3 (Plaça Catalunya and Plaça Universitat), and the FGC and RENFE railways.

Bus routes: 7, 9, 14, 16, 17, 24, 38, 41, 50, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 64, 66, 67, 68, 91, 120, 141, L94, L95, Tombús, Aerobús. Car parks: Pl. Castella, Calle dels Àngels, Pl. Catalunya

Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fun Roy Thompson Hall

Radio Performance of Requiem Panachyda

CBC Radio - Radio Two "Choral Concert"
Sunday, May 14, 2006, 8:10 a.m. E.S.T.
Radio Re-Broadcast - Chornobyl 20 Concert
  • Chornobyl 20 Concert featuring Requiem Panachyda - Radio Re-Broadcast from Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, a concert commemorating the victims of the nuclear accident at Chornobyl 20 years ago.

  • Basso Pavlo Hunka joined the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Amadeus Choir, the Orpheus Choir, Vesnivka, the Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir and the Gryphon Trio. The program included Roman Hurko's Requiem, and a new work by Christos Hatzis based on the tragedy, called Wormwood. (Chornobyl translates into English as "wormwood").

Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fun Roy Thompson Hall

Radio Performance of Requiem Panachyda

CBC Radio - Radio Two
Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 8:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Radio Premier Broadcast - Chornobyl 20 Concert
  • Requiem Panachyda - Radio Premier Broadcast From Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, a concert commemorating the victims of the nuclear accident at Chornobyl 20 years ago.
  • Basso Pavlo Hunka joined the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Amadeus Choir, the Orpheus Choir, Vesnivka, the Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir and the Gryphon Trio. The program includes Roman Hurko's Requiem, and a new work by Christos Hatzis based on the tragedy, called Wormwood. (Chornobyl translates into English as "wormwood").

Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fun Roy Thompson Hall

Chornobyl 20 Concert

Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund Commemorative Concert
7 pm, April 9, 2006
Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Canada
  • Pavlo Hunka
  • The Gryphon Trio
  • Vesnivka Choir
  • The Elmer Iseler Singers
  • The Orpheus Choir
  • The Amadeus Choir
  • Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir
Kyiv Music Fest 05

Kyiv Music Fest

1 pm, September 24, 2005
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra-Monastery, Kyiv, Ukriane
Works From Vespers
  • Let us bow to our Lord
  • Bless the Lord, o my soul
  • The Great Litany
  • Blessed is the man
  • Lord I call upon Thee. Hear me, hear me o Lord
  • Gentle Light
  • Prokeimenon
  • Grant us o Lord
  • Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace
  • Hail Mary full of grace
  • The Name of God will be eternal
Additional Compositions
  • Let my prayer arise in Thy sight as incense
  • Irmos Tone 8 (You are a Mystery)
  • O My soul
  • Heavenly Lord
Reverend Taras Koberynko
The composer Roman Hurko
Born in Canada 1962 of Ukrainian descent
Member of the National Association of Composers of Ukraine
Requiem for the Victims of Chornobyl

Requiem for the Victims of Chornobyl

Menno Singers
3 pm, November 2, 2003
St. Matthews Lutheran Church,
Kitchener, Canada
Special Guests
  • Vesnivka Choir
  • Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir
Peter Nikiforuk