JENKINTOWN, Pa. – At its biennial general meeting held on April 3 at the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in Jenkintown, Pa., members of the Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus of Philadelphia gathered to review its work over the past two years as well as discuss potential concerts for its 55th year and beyond.
With 30 members present, the Prometheus membership recapped various performances, among them a joint concert series with the Dumka Chorus of New York City; a performance at the Holodomor Memorial’s opening, including the accompanying exhibit and benefit reception, in Washington; a Taras Shevchenko concert in Chicago; as well as several festivals, weddings, divine liturgies, and Christmas concerts.
Following reports from the previous board members and a review of the chorus by-laws, the membership elected Stephen Dubenko as president, succeeding Peter Hewka who served as president the past four years. The other newly elected members of the executive board include: Paul Halas, vice-president; Stephen Nowicki, Music Committee chairman; Andrew Leskiw, Public Relations Committee chairman; Peter Hewka, secretary; Walter Kononenko, financial secretary; Eugene Markiw, treasurer; and Members-at-Large Dorian Kernytsky, Joseph Kuzla, Serhij Okhrimtchouk and Yuriy Redtschitz. Also elected was the chorus, next Auditing Committee, which comprises Dan Nysch (head), Bohdan Mizak and Nicholas Zwarych.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Artistic Director Roman Kucharskyy thanked all the members, as well as accompanist Irene Pelech Zwarych, for their dedication. He stated that as conductor he is looking forward to continuing to lead the ensemble and recruiting additional members who share the same appreciation of Ukrainian music and culture.
For more information about the Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus, including upcoming performances, readers may visit www.prometheuschorus.com and “like” the chorus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PrometheusPhiladelphia. For more information on booking Prometheus for a festival, divine liturgy, wedding or other special occasion, e-mail email@example.com or call 267-314-SONG.