Akord - Ukrainian Men’s Choir of Ottawa

Akord, a four-part male choir, originated in 1993 in Ottawa with six men who shared an interest in Ukrainian sacred music.

Since 1994, AKORD has broadened its repertoire to include more intricate choral music, Ukrainian folk songs and Christmas carols. As well as invitations to appear at many festivals in Ontario and Quebec, AKORD has also performed at the Museum of History, the National Gallery of Canada, on Parliament Hill, at the Prime Minister’s residence and Rideau Hall. These concerts have increased awareness of Ukrainian choral masters and advanced the profile of Ukrainian music, contributing further to Canada’s rich cultural mosaic.

Larissa Mason became music director of AKORD in January 2019. Larissa studied vocal performance and conducting at Sir Wilfred Laurier University. She has performed in Europe, the US, and Canada. She also conducts the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Choir in Ottawa.