Shchedryk sounded and continues to sound both in Ukrainian homes and at the best concert venues in the world. Shchedrivka, based on which the composer Mykola Leontovych created a legendary song, conquered the world. This song has become a symbol of Christmas. It is performed by the most famous musicians all over the planet, it sounds in movies and commercials. It is known as Carol of the Bells, which brings joy to all people who celebrate Christmas. Watch Ukraine in flames #550 to find out about Shchedryk, a hit of Ukrainian diplomacy in Europe and even an instrument of the Ukrainian struggle for independence from Russia, and more specifically about its South American premiere 100 years ago.


Tina Peresunko, Founder of the Leontovich Institute
Yulia Tkach, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Academic Choral Chapel of Ukrainian Radio
Mykhailo Shved, Director General of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine

00:00 – Intro
02:31 – (Peresunko) “Celebration of the South American premiere”
08:11 – (Tkach) “Genius of Oleksandr Koshyts”
10:32 – (Shved) “Unique project for Ukrainian statehood”
12:21 – Outro