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Speaker Series #3: A Taste of Liturgical Music

The St. Demetrius Orthodox Church Quartet, from Toronto, Ontario, was started approximately 10 years ago at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church to introduce and expose people to the beautiful and rich liturgical a cappella choral tradition of our Ukrainian churches. The quartet focuses mainly on Baroque music written by Artem Vedel, Dmytro Bortniansky, Maksym Berezovsky, more modern composers such as Kyrylo Stetsenko and Oleksander Koshetz, as well as current composers like Roman Hurko. It has performed at St. Demetrius Parish Khram celebrations, Taras Shevchenko concerts, Lesia Ukrainka Moleben in Toronto, Khram celebrations in Montreal and Ottawa, and recently at the Eastern Eparchy Centennial Celebration in Oakville, Ontario and the National Jubilee Celebration of the UOCC in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The St. Demetrius Quartet members are Zhanna Zinchenko, Victor Kowalenko, Oksana Klinovska and Ron Demeda. Their dream is to inspire others to sing our beautiful music of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church throughout the world.