Vesnivka is Canada's preeminent Ukrainian women's choir. We are a group of dedicated and passionate women who share a love of singing are committed to the preservation and enrichment of our Ukrainian choral tradition. Over five decades of choral singing, Vesnivka has commissioned numerous works, both original and new arrangements by Canadian and Ukrainian composers. Its choral legacy is preserved in a variety of recordings and in the newly launched Vesnivka Choral Music e-Library, created in celebration of Vesnivka’s 50th anniversary, for future generations to enjoy.
Vesnivka choir had its humble beginnings at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School in downtown Toronto. When classes ended, the girls stayed behind for rehearsals. The year was 1965. Only three years after its founding, noted composer Andrij Hnatyshyn was inspired to write new music to the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for the choir. It was the first work specifically composed for Vesnivka, though countless more were to follow.