Friday July 20, 2018 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Singing, dancing and live music / Ukrainian food village and beer garden / Marketplace / Entertainment and nightlife / Cultural workshops and demonstrations / Church tours and sacred music choirs / Children’s activities / Semi-Classical Concert Series
Ottawa's Capital Ukrainian Festival is an internationally recognized celebration of Ukrainian Arts and Culture that engages with the community in meaningful ways, enriches residents’ lives, and draws broad and diverse audiences to its annual celebration, ultimately making Ottawa the premiere Ukrainian festival destination.
“Ukrainians are famous for their entertainment party, fun and hospitality. Boy, have we got a lineup of party, dance, art, culture, and performance for you this year. Bet you can't attend just one show!”
Ukrainians are famous for their party, fun and hospitality. Boy have we got a lineup of party, dance, art, and performance for you this year. Bet you can't attend just one show!
Burdon Folk Band
Burdon (“bour-don” – drone) is a folk band from Lviv, in the west of Ukraine.
MAD HEADS are the legend of Ukrainian rock music. The coeval of the Independence, founded by its constant leader VADYM KRASNOOKY 25 years ago, ...
Vasyl Popadiuk and the Papa Duke Band
Vasyl Popadiuk is a classically trained violinist born in Lviv, Ukraine, now living in Ottawa and performing internationally.
Viter Ukrainian Dancers and Folk Choir
Edmonton’s Viter Ukrainian Dancers and Folk Choir have become recognized internationally for their energy, innovation and passion for Ukrainian culture.
The Toronto based band Zirka is excited to be at this year's Capital Ukrainian Festival.
Cheremshyna as senior performing ensemble in Cheremosh School of Dance based in Edmonton Alberta is comprised of dancers aged 14yrs & up.
Polky Village Band
Polish folk music – the multicultural way! Toronto-based Polky Village Band performs authentic and original arrangements of songs from Poland. From uproarious dance tunes, like oberek, mazurek and polka, to...
Euphoria is a fusion of Ukrainian pop, rock, and traditional music performed in a contemporary Canadian style.
Barvinok Dance School
Barvinok Ukrainian Dance School is recognized for excellence in Ukrainian dance, representing Canada and the Ukrainian community at international festivals around the world.
Sche Raz is a 35+ adult Ukrainian dance group organized in Dauphin, Manitoba in 2006.
Established in 1971, ROZMAI consistently reflects Ukrainian culture and tradition in the beauty of the performing art of dance. The company’s uniqueness is derived from the marriage of the Canadian experience and traditional Ukrainian roots.
Chaika Ukrainian Song and Dancing Ensemble
Chaika has thrilled audience’s worldwide and won recognition and praise with their memorable performances throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
For more than 35 years DESNA Ukrainian Dance Company of Toronto has been dazzling audiences throughout Canada, the US and abroad.
Lviv Dance Ensemble
The Lviv Dance Ensemble had its inception more than 40 years ago, under the auspices of the UCWL #2 of St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, who offer their unwavering support ...
Based in Sudbury, Ontario, St. Mary's School of Ukrainian Dance, named Nasha Rodyna (meaning “our family”) expresses a friendly but disciplined approach to dance.
is Ottawa’s only Ukrainian Dance community. Comprised of The Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Svitanok), and The Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance (OSUD), the Ensemble provides opportunities for professional training in the performance arts that promotes the renewal of Ukrainian character dance as a viable and developing art form on the Canadian dance scene.
The Svitanok Choir, under the auspices of the Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada- Hamilton Branch, has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years. It participates regularly in commemorations, concerts and celebrations in Hamilton and area.
Winnipeg’s TODASCHUK SISTERS have captivated audiences throughout North America and in Ukraine. Rosemarie and Charlene are also anthem singers for major sports events and organizations.
Yavir School of Ukrainian Dance
Yavir School of Ukrainian Dance is dedicated to fostering the art and joy of Ukrainian dance in children and youth in a community environment.
The name, “AKORD” is symbolic of both the richness of Ukrainian choral tradition and the melodious quality of this four-part choir, under the direction of Olya Katruszenko.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Orthodox Cathedral Choir
The choir of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa has been around since 1949 and can be found every Sunday in the Cathedral choir loft at 1000 Byron Avenue.
The Choir of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church
The Choir of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church leads the worship of Ottawa’s oldest Orthodox parish, which was founded more than 100 years ago by Ukrainian immigrants from Bukovyna. The choir’s multilingual repertoire represents a wide range of Orthodox liturgical traditions and includes compositions by members of the choir. The ensemble has released two recordings, the most recent of which (2013) is “The Voice of Our Prayer.” Conducting is shared by Pani Matka Yvonne Lysack (Director) and Michael Lang.
Peregrinations is an ensemble of parishioners and friends of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church here in Ottawa.
Kolizhanky – “Friends” – came together by their love of rural songs of Ukrainian village women. This group brings to life traditional village songs of work, love, nature, and ancient rituals.
Pokrova Ukrainian Arts Network
Pokrova Ukrainian Arts Network links people who create and enjoy Ukrainian arts and culture.
Blisk is a synthesis of polyphonic Eastern European and Balkan song, dance and movement backed by hypnotic percussion.
Sheptytsky Institute Choir
The Sheptytsky Institute Choir was founded in January, 2015 as a mixed choir of males and females open to anyone, from early teens to seniors. It rehearses once a week in Ottawa with an emphasis on liturgical music in English and Ukrainian, performing in church services and concerts.
Pavlo Fondera is a Ukrainian musician, singer, choirmaster, librettist, poet and playwright. He was born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine where he finished Zhytomyr Musical College.
Winnipegers know how to face the winter, love the summers at the lake, and pour a good shot of rye whiskey.
Korinya is a young band from Ukraine that has been performing in the U.S. and Canada since 2005.
St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Choir
The ensemble which currently functions as the Official Parish Choir of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Nicholas the Miracleworker in Toronto was established as a “youth choir” in 1985. Its founding conductors, Roman Hurko and Taras Kovalchuk, studied briefly with the late Maestro Volodymyr Kolesnyk, former director of the Kyiv Opera and Ballet Theatre (1969-72). In 1987, choir member Adrian Ivakhiv took over the conductor’s baton.
Prometheus Male Choir
Established in 1948, as an integral part of the Ukrainian Youth Association Toronto Branch – SUM Ensembles, Prometheus Male Choir has been an integral part of the Ukrainian community in Canada.
The ‘Otava’ from Ternopil - is a vocal group who sing and perform a creative fusion of traditional Ukrainian and Lemko folk songs with a modern twist, as well as carols and hayivky - Cossack songs and songs of a spiritual nature.