Хори Левада і Оріон (УМА) ТОРОНТО ім. маестра Василя Кардаша


Levada Orion Choir

The Ukrainian Youth Ensembles Corp (YMA) TORONTO "Vasyl Kardash", consisting of the Levada Women's Choir, Orion Men's Choir, and Vanguard Concert/Marching Band, were founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1985 under the musical direction of the late Maestro Vasyl Kardash. Since their inception, the late Reverend Ivan Trush was the Spiritual Advisor of this musical organization.

The Levada and Orion Choirs encourage a safe and positive learning environment. We encourage teamwork because organizations that work together towards a common goal reap many benefits. Our musical performances and presentations promote aesthetic development, education and diversity by uniting adults, seniors, new immigrants and younger generational choristers, musicians, mature and newly trained soloists. Our Choirs support Canadian composers by performing and incorporating their musical compositions into their repertoire. Together, we introduce a unique element of Ukrainian culture into the diverse and multi-cultural mosaic of Canada.


Grateful for the unwavering support of the family of our founding Artistic Director, the late Maestro Vasyl Kardash and of our late Chaplain Reverend Ivan Trush. We value and hold in great esteem the deep friendship of Maestro Vasyl Kardash and the late Bishop Isidore Borecky whose patriotism and culture of excellence continues to guide us. It is in their spirit that we create unique musical productions and forge new artistic partnerships.

We welcome all those who wish to volunteer and join our choral community in promoting and expanding their legacy!

Bishop Isidore Borecky and Maestro Vasyl Kardash