Friday, August 28, 2009

Gala Concert - Ukrainian Educational & Cultural Center

The Philadelphia Ukrainian Community Committee to Comemmorate the Eighteenth Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine presented a "Gala Concert" on Monday, August 24, 2009 at the Ukrainian Educational & Cultural Center in Jenkintown, PA.

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Video 1 : Gala Concert (Highlights)

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Video 2: Keynote Address

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Photos (click photo to enlarge)

Singing of American and Ukrainian National Anthems = Ihor Stasiuk



"Voloshky" Ukrainian Dance Ensemble





Reading of the Mayor's Greeting


"Holubka" Women's Vocal Ensemble








Keynote Address: Very Rev. Taras Lonchyna




Lida Bychko, Soprano



Vira Hubitska, orator



Most Reverend Stefan Soroka (Metropolitan of Ukrainian Catholics in the United States) is seated 1st row center. To his right is His Eminence Archbishop Antony (Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.).



"The Way" editor, Teresa Siwak, takes a video of the crowd during the performance.



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Photos by Tanya Bilyj and Teresa Siwak

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