Ukraine House in Denmark

Christmas Concert by Shchedryk Youth Choir from Ukraine


On December 8 at 19:00, the Ukraine House in Denmark is inviting you to a Christmas Concert of the oldest running professional youth choir from Ukraine, “Shchedryk”.

The event is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the most popular Christmas carol in the world, "Shchedryk", also known as "Carol of the Bells”, based on the work of the Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych (1877-1921). It will also be celebrated by the choristers on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York on December 4th and they will visit Copenhagen on their way back to Europe.

Shchedryk is one of the most accoladed youth choirs in the world, winner of numerous gran prix at the leading musical and choir festivals, with the most recent being winning the first place with honors "Outstanding Success" in their category at XIII Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music festival (Austria), 2019. Shchedryk's repertoire includes about 1,000 works from the Renaissance and Baroque, classical, romantic and modern music, and folk songs from around the world. Unfortunately, due to Russia's invasion, the young musicians of the choir recently have been rehearsing during power outages in Kyiv, in the darkness of the local Palace of Arts, with only flashlights illuminating the musical scores. 

The program in Copenhagen will include international and Ukrainian Christmas classics and modern masterpieces alike. Among them: "Shchedryk", a traditional Ukrainian folk song arr. by Mykola Leontovych, "Somewhere in My Memory" by John Williams from the movie "Home alone", "Silent Night" by Franz Gruber, "Krokoveye Koleso" by Hanna Havrylets, "Hallelujah" by Valentyn Sylvestrov and others.  

"Sadly, today millions of Ukrainian families are separated by the Russian invasion, and will not be able to spend Christmas together. The "Shchedryk" holiday concert in Copenhagen is an opportunity to support Ukrainians, mothers and children, abroad. At the same time it will help to unite Danes and Ukrainians around the most important common values ​​– family, a sense of home, and traditions”, – commented Nataliia Popovych, chairperson of the Ukrainian House in Denmark.

"The Russian invasion has brutally disrupted the lives of millions of Ukrainians, and in the dire circumstances of war now every day is an existential battle for the Shchedryk Choir. We strive to prevail as an intricate part of Ukrainian culture, preserve the life of the choir, our team and the continuity of the tradition within Shchedryk. We aim to protect the life of every young voice, who now, under the threat of missile strikes, during daily blackouts and lacking warmth in the place of rehearsals, stays in Kyiv. We also do our best to stay connected with those who are now based in different countries. Young people yearn for joint performances – they work hard and attend everyday rehearsals regardless of the life threatening conditions. The invitation to visit Copenhagen is an opportunity to continue our creative process and an opportunity to bring the taste of the Ukrainian Christmas and high musical culture to the Danish audience, as well as thank Denmark for its welcome to the Ukrainians looking for temporary protection outside of their homeland," commented Shchedryk Choir choirmaster Marianna Sablina.

Come to enjoy and support the Ukrainian voices through the music of love. And let’s hope that this will be the last Christmas when millions of Ukrainian families will be separated and that justice and peace will be restored soon.

When: December 8, 19:00

Where: The Church of The Holy Ghost "Helligåndskirken" 

Niels Hemmingsens Gade 5, 1153 København

Tickets: 125 DKK

The entrance is free to сhildren and displaced persons from Ukraine (please do not forget your passport as proof of ID).

Organized by Ukraine House in Denmark.

Partners: The Ukrainian Institute, The Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark 

Social media: 

Facebook – 

LinkedIn – 

Instagram – Ukraine House in Denmark (@ukraine_house_in_denmark)

For more information, please,  contact Nataliia Popovych, Chairperson, Ukraine House in Denmark

 +45 29 74 47 05.



photo by
photo by
photo by
photo by

About Ukraine House in Denmark

Ukraine House in Denmark
Ukraine House in Denmark
Boganisvej 12
2960 Rungsted Kyst

The Ukraine House in Denmark is a civil society organisation of Ukrainian cultural diplomacy based in Copenhagen. Its mission is to form an enduring positive influence of Ukraine on Ukrainian-Danish cooperation, security, and lasting peace in Europe.

Subscribe to releases from Ukraine House in Denmark

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Ukraine House in Denmark by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Ukraine House in Denmark

Shchedryk Youth Choir from Ukraine will perform in Copenhagen1.12.2022 09:30:57 CET | Press release

On December 8 at 19:00, the Ukraine House in Denmark is inviting you to a Christmas Concert of the oldest running and the most internationally acclaimed professional youth choir from Ukraine, “Shchedryk”. The event is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the performance of Shchedryk Ukrainian folk song arranged by the Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych (1877-1921) at Carnegie Hall, with the carol soon capturing the hearts and minds of the audiences around the globe and becoming known as Carol of the Bells, the world's most popular Christmas carol.

Ukraine House in Denmark præsenterede et audiovisuelt 3D-show af monumentale mosaikker "Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed but Undefeated"28.10.2022 14:03:33 CEST | Pressemeddelelse

Siden begyndelsen af Ruslands invasion af Ukraine har den ukrainske kulturarv været udsat for ødelæggelse dagligt. Ifølge det ukrainske kulturministerium er mere end 540 kulturelle infrastrukturobjekter blevet beskadiget eller ødelagt siden begyndelsen af krigen. Blandt ofre for aggression finder vi gamle kirker, museumsgenstande, manuskripter, biblioteker og mosaikpaneler, som reflekterer den ukrainske monumentale kunstbevægelse fra 1960'erne og 1980'erne. "Ruslands uretfærdige krig mod Ukraine er en krig om underkastelse og ødelæggelse af ukrainsk kultur og identitet. Kulturarven er en integreret del af vores hukommelse, og vi skal gøre alt for at beskytte den af hensyn til fremtidige generationer og for at kunne dele det. Kultur er også det mest robuste fundament for væksten af frihed og demokrati på verdensplan. Vi sætter stor pris på muligheden for at fordybe det danske og internationale publikum i den flerlagede verden af ukrainsk monumental kunst og gøre opmærksom på dens bevare

Ukraine House in Denmark to ensure robust intercultural dialogue between Ukraine and Denmark4.10.2022 09:45:19 CEST | Press release

The Ukraine House in Denmark civil society organization and the Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark are grateful for the initiative of the Ministry of Culture to allocate 7.6 million kroner of financial support over the course of a three-year period (2022-2025) towards the establishment of a Ukrainian Culture House in Copenhagen. This would serve the long-term need and be a symbol of unprecedented level of support from the Danish government and the Danish people to the people of Ukraine. According to the Minister of Culture, Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen: “We are informed almost daily of horrible and terrifying atrocities in Ukraine. This horrifying war in Ukraine has also had a considerable impact on the country’s culture. A large part of the population has been forced to flee and require support in preserving and practicing their culture. This holds true for Ukrainians in Denmark, who have expressed a great desire for the creation of a Culture House. The decision to establish a Ukrainian Culture H

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom