Sunday November 9, 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, high energy dance, haunting harmonies, exquisite costumes and cultural sharing 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: Vancouver’s own Slavic soul band Zeellia (led by Beverly Dobinsky) playing songs and dances from Ukraine, Balkan states and Canadian Prairies; emerging rising stars Jamie Elliott and the Downtown Eastside’s own Hannah Walker perform as Twin Bandit with strong harmonies and original songs; and The Git Hayetsk Dancers (People of the Copper Shield) led by Mike and Mique’l Dangeli with ties to the Haida, Tlingit, Haisla, and Musqueam Nations. Sam George (Tse-at-sul-tuxch) of the Squamish Nation will open with a Welcome song. After this cultural feast, we gather downstairs for a delicious traditional Ukrainian Supper! Concert and supper $25. Be sure to book your tickets in advance for this very popular event. For tickets call 604-254-3436.