Are you a singer that is moved by this music? Consider joining our folk collective in NYC!

  • You will learn songs within a wonderful community and have direction in traditional Ukrainian village singing.

  • There is no fee to sing with us and active UVV members attend our vocal workshops for free.

  • We have a solid group of singers, an ever-growing repertoire, and opportunities for performance, training, and also singing in nature (especially during our annual retreats).


We encourage Ukrainian speakers to join, but no Ukrainian-language ability is necessary to sing with us. Our song lyric sheets are written in Cyrillic (Ukrainian) as well as in English transliteration, which anyone can learn to read with a little practice.


We have a few policies in place to ensure that we are ever moving onward and upwards.

Time Commitment

  • We have two seasons per year, and you may join at the beginning of either one. The fall season runs from early September to mid January, and the spring season starts at the beginning of February and lasts until late June. We may have some optional summer gigs with separate rehearsals scheduled to prepare for those.

  • Attendance policy: Please be able to attend most weekly rehearsals. Your commitment is vital in creating high performance quality and a cohesive community.

  • Our Wednesday night rehearsals take place in the East Village, 6:30-8:30PM. Extra rehearsals may be scheduled before performances.

  • Our fall-winter 2019 season will commence in early September. Send a message through this site if you’d like to be notified about auditioning for the upcoming season.


  • After 2-3 rehearsals at the beginning of each season, we will hold a short audition for each new singer with songs we have been learning together.

  • UVV singers returning after a hiatus are required to audition as well.

  • Audition results will be based on both talent and part need.

At this time, we are seeking men's voices and sopranos, but all voice parts and levels of experience are welcome to audition and will be considered. Bonus if you play an instrument (in particular: accordion(!), fiddle, tambourine, bubon, sopilka)!


Inspired by Ukrainian village music and want to be an active member of our vibrant music community?