Dezember 2023

Mo 18

Christmas is not a time of year. It’s a feeling.

Sophia Chamber Choir



It is with these feelings that our artists will share with our beloved listeners.

In a difficult time for Ukraine, we continue our mission, we conduct cultural diplomacy in countries that are unconditionally great friends of Ukraine, democracy and life.

In today’s concert, the chamber choir „Sophia“ will perform for you, a group that decently presents Ukraine at performances in more than 10 European countries and today is a powerful ambassador of Ukrainian culture in the world.

In 2023, the choir holds the title of the best choir in Europe, having won the Grand Prix of Europe, competing with many well-known European, American and Asian choirs.

the program „LIGHT OF THE SOUL“ consists of 15 works that comprehensively and deeply represent modern Ukrainian choral musicby Yevhen Petrichenko, Vadym Yatsenko, Oleksandr Rodin, Alfred

Mamotenko, Viktor Kolomiyets and Yaroslav Karpiv.

Yaroslav Karpiv wrote 7 carols especially for our concerts, which were recorded and performed by our choir for the first time.


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Sophia Chamber Choir is a unique creative formation that unites artists based on the thirst for joint creation of high-quality choral content.

The ensemble was formed in October 2007 by Ivan Bogdanov as an ensemble, the specifics of which were historically informed performance of ancient music.

Since the end of 2010, the band has been led by Oleksiy Shamritsky, then a 5th year student at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music of Ukraine.

Over the years of its existence, the choir has become an important ambassador of Ukrainian culture abroad, and has also taken an important place in Ukraine. Regularly participating in the best Ukrainian festivals, such as Kyiv MusicFest, the International Easter Assembly and Lviv

Mozart, the team also actively presented Ukraine abroad. Having won more than 10 international competitions of the highest difficulty in Italy, Germany, Hungary. Poland, Romania and Spain, the „Sophia“ chamber choir has earned authority among international colleagues and listeners.

The choir’s highest achievement is the victory at the International Competition „Gran-Prix Europe of Choral Singing“. The first choir from Ukraine. who became the winner of this honorary award. Also, in 2022, the choir became the first among Ukrainian choirs to participate in the prestigious Beethoven Festival.

An important component of the choir’s activity is charity. Since the beginning of the war, the choir has collected more than 2500 euros as part of the „Light of the World“ projects and collection of donations to support the family of Yuriy Kerpatenko. Chamber Choir „Sophia“ is also a driver of the activity of modern Ukrainian composers. 2 well-known cycles were written by order of the choir: „Illuminated by the black sun“ by Yevhen Petrychenko and „Christmas Action“ by Yaroslav Karpiv.

Over the past 15 years, the „Sophia“ chamber choir has achieved its special sound, cultivating its own signature performance style. For the choir, both the full emotional return characteristic of amateur singers and the strictest criteria of vocal quality characteristic of professionals are equally important.


Kleiner Kielort 3 – 5
20144 Hamburg


Our concert today is free, but we hope for your generous donations.

Freie Platzwahl