100 years after the premiere, Ukrainian Shchedryk is again performed at Carnegie Hall in New York
After 100 years, Mykola Leontovych’s carol “Shchedryk,” also known as “Carol of the Bells,” sounded again in the walls of Carnegie Hall in New York.
“It was here that Americans first heard Leontovych’s famous Christmas tune 100 years ago and fell in love with it. Nowadays, the “Carol of the Bells” is an essential feature of Christmas for hundreds of millions of people in the US and around the world,” stated Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York, the Ukrainian Children’s Choir Shchedryk, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America, and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performed from the stage.
Mykola Leontovych is a Ukrainian composer, choral conductor, and pedagogue. His musical heritage consists of more than 150 choral compositions.