On Christmas Eve

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On Christmas Eve

Director: Larry Klopoushak

First Sopranos: Patrusia Danylchuk, Daena Diduck, Tania Mysak, Audrey Smycniuk, Roxanna Smycniuk

Second Sopranos: Diana Dumanski, Debbie Dwernychuk, Trudy Lopaschuk, Ilaria Maximiuk, Arlene Yuzik

Altos: Sherri Bobowski, Shellaina Dmytrowich, Nadya Foty, Marusia Kachkowski, Valerie Sklaruk, Christina Sokyrka, Elana Sultyski

Tenors: Donny Bobowski, Taras Kachkowski, Danylo Kulyk, Mark Makowsky

Baritones: Duane Bobowski, Dale Bukurak, Jim Hrycuik, Merlin Makowsky, Evan Maximiuk, Marvin Woroniuk

Basses: Mark Dumanski, Tony Hughes, George Hupka, Victor Ivanchenko, Robert Rudy

Produced by: Larry Klopoushak and George Hupka 
Recorded and mixed by: Don Schmid
Digital editing by: Dean Friesen
Mastered by: George Graves
Recorded at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Fresh Vibe Studio
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1994


Larry Klopoushak has extensive solo and choral experience in operatic, classical and folk music. The founding director of the Lastiwka Ensemble, Mr. Klopoushak has directed the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Choir since 1971.

Formed in 1984, this energetic young ensemble has thrilled audiences across Canada.

United by a love of choral music and Ukrainian traditions, Lastiwka has staged major concerts in Victoria, Chilliwack, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Minneapolis. The choir has toured extensively across Saskatchewan, including performances at Vesna Festival, Folkfest, and as guest artists with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. In 1986, Lastiwka was honoured to perform in the Saskatchewan Pavilion and the Xerox International Theatre at EXPO '86 in Vancouver.

Lastiwaka's debut recording – a self-titled album of Ukrainian folk music – was released in 1987. With this second recording, Lastiwka showcases another part of its repertoire.

Under the patronage of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, the choir has performed a variety of sacred music, from the piety of the Divine Liturgy to the majesty of Bortniansky's sacred concerti. Now Lastiwka presents a collection of traditional Ukrainian Christmas Carols and Schedrivky – On Christmas Eve.

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On Christmas Eve