b'PRAISE - An Evening of Psalm TextsKappella Kyrie Slavic Chamber Choir With Guest Choir ShumayelaThe Shevchenko Foundation plays a crucial role allowing Kappella Kyrie to perform concert programsthat explore a variety of repertoire with a consistent consciousness and commitment to uphold Ukrainian choral music, particularly sacred music. Especially now, when there is a conscious attempt to obliterate Ukrainian culture and art, Kappella Kyrie works to keep Ukrainian music present in the musical experience of the broader community.PHOTO CREDIT: ERIK VISSER It was an honour to collaborate with such talented local instrumentalistsand the acclaimed treble choir, Shumayela, to present this program of psalm texts. Corresponding with Ksenia Stetsenko as we prepared for the premiere of her composition was a highlight, as was our workshop with Benedict Sheehan. To be able to perform three works that are part of larger compositions, which have been nominatedfor Grammy Awards, was truly unique and amazing.- Dr. Melanie Turgeon, Artistic Director and Conductor,Kappella Kyrie Slavic Chamber Choir8SHEVCHENKO FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT /'