A name unfamiliar to many, the Hoosli is an ancient Ukrainian musical instrument similar to a zither. It represents versatility and vitality, for it produces not only music, but a feeling as well. It is both a connection to the past and a song to the future.
What began as the St. Vladimir’s College Alumni Choir in 1969 has now grown into an internationally recognized Ukrainian choir proudly preserving a unique tradition of male choral music. Over the years, nearly 200 men have poured their hearts and souls into Hoosli, and have helped pass on the spirit and song of the kozaky to this day. Hoosli has performed all over North America, recorded 10 albums, and continually inspires audiences with its majestic four-part harmonies and lively performances.
Under the direction of conductor Tadeusz Biernacki, Hoosli continues to showcase our Ukrainian heritage through its repertoire of liturgical music and traditional folk songs, as well as the patriotic songs of Ukraine and the kozaky.
Hoosli is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a year of public events and performances. This will culminate with our 50th Anniversary Gala Concert at the Centennial Concert Hall on December 6, 2019. Watch our News page for more info.