UKRAINIAN HALL COMMUNITY CONCERT & SUPPER for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 8 2015
UKRAINIAN HALL COMMUNITY CONCERT & SUPPER
Sunday November 8, 3pm, Supper follows
Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender
The festival ends on a high note at the East End’s historic Ukrainian Hall with lively music, invigorating dance and colourful costumes at the Ukrainian Hall Community Concert & Supper.
This annual favourite, produced with the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, features the Barvinok Choir led by choral director Beverly Dobrinsky, the Vancouver Folk Orchestra – one of the oldest and largest folk orchestras in Vancouver, and the award-winning Dovbush Dancers.
Special guests include: Downtown Eastside’s rising stars Twin Bandit (Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliott) with young and talented student musicians from the acclaimed St. James Music Academy; First Nations performance group Tzo’kam, a Lil-wat family group who offer traditional and contemporary songs including drumming and dancing, led by composer, producer and traditional singer Russell Wallace; and Vancouver’s home-grown Balkan Brass band Orkestar Slivovica playing an extravaganza of passionate and energetic Roma-style festive music. William Nahanee (Kwel-a-a-nexw “person who listens and does something”) of the Squamish Nation will open with a blessing song.
After this cultural feast, we gather downstairs for a delicious traditional Ukrainian Supper! Be sure to have a look at the newly-painted mural in the basement hall by artist Oksana Gaidasheva. Concert and supper $25. Book your ticket in advance for this very popular event; for tickets call 604-254-3436.
This event was on Day 12 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!
The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015
Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside
Visit the Heart of the City Festival website
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