CANADIAN BANDURIST CAPELLA
The CBC is committed to advancing and exploring new possibilities with choral-bandura music, while honouring the instrument’s deep history. By expressing traditional music through modern, dynamic arrangements, the Canadian Bandurist Capella provides a unique listening experience that raises the profile of the bandura and Ukrainian song in the Ukrainian-Canadian community and beyond. Originally the group established in 2001 as the Toronto Bandurist Capella in Toronto, Ontario. The ensemble changed its trade name in 2004 and continues to perform as the Canadian Bandurist Capella.
WOMEN'S BANDURA ENSEMBLE OF NORTH AMERICA
The Women's Bandura Ensemble of North America (Ukrainian: Ансамбль Бандуристок Північної Америки) works not only to preserve the bandura tradition, but to update it, exploring the instrument’s rich artistic possibilities – from the Baroque to contemporary, to ancient melodies. The WBE is committed to involving youth in the bandura movement. Its members teach privately, at bandura camps and workshops.
NATIONAL BANDURIST CAPELLA OF UKRAINE
Sharing a foundation with the UBC of North America, the Ukrainian National Kapella was formed from those musicians who did not emigrate after World War II. Re-created after the war under the direction of Oleksandr Minkivskyj, the ensemble is now the Ukrainian National Merited Kapella of Bandurists in honor of Hryhoriy Mayboroda. The UBC of North America presented a joint concert with the National Kapella in 2018, marking the 100th Anniversary of the first Kobzar Choir performance in Kyiv.