Enchanting the World since 1918
Driven by passion, tradition, and history, the all-male Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus preserves and exemplifies its mission as ambassadors of Ukrainian culture, music, and the unique 60-stringed instrument, the bandura.
Since it was first formed more than a century ago, the UBC continues to make history with ongoing international concerts, a continued education program for youth, new recordings, and new talent. Intense passion unites our members in the common goal of extending and building on the tradition of our predecessors, the kobzari.
Fortified by new generations of musicians, the ensemble has captivated audiences in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Ukraine since immigrating to North America from Europe in 1949.
This unique instrument's turbulent history of persecution and resurrection mirrors the history of its homeland, Ukraine.