The National Academic Choral Capella



"National Academic Chapel of Ukraine "DUMKA" - this is a first-class group of singers whose voices create a wonderfully robust sound
with a characteristic velvety color,
while also possessing an unsurpassed sense of tempo."

- Gramophone

The National Academic Choral Capella "Dumka" (abbreviation for Ukrainian State Travelling Capella) is the icon and tradition-setter of choral performance in Ukraine today. Founded in 1919 and over the years lead by such outstanding conductors as Nestor Horodovenko, Oleksandr Soroka, Pavlo Muravskyi, Mykhaylo Krechko, "Dumka" established its own choral traditions and performance style. Since 1984 it has under the able leadership of the outstanding conductor and Shevchenko Prize laureate, academician Yevhen Savchuk.

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"Babyn Yar" by Stankovych will be performed on the main stage of Vienna


 Wiener Konzerthaus

The "DUMKA" chapel with the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Oksana Liniv will perform the Kaddish-Requiem of Stankovych's "Babyn Yar" on the stage of the Wiener Konzerthaus.

The final concert of the Kyiv Spring Sound 2024 festival


 National Philharmonic of Ukraine

At the final event of the International Festival Kyiv Spring Sound 2024, the band "DUMKA" will perform on the same stage with the Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno, who made her debut on the Kyiv Philharmonic stage in November 2019.

Leticia Moreno: open rehearsal within Kyiv Spring Sound


 National Philharmonic of Ukraine

On May 20, an open rehearsal will be held with the participation of the Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno.

Latest project

Bortnianskyi's choral concertos

The National Academic Choral Capella "DUMKA" presents the publication of the first in independent Ukraine edition of 35 spirit choral concertos a capella by our great compatriot Dmytro Bortnyansky. This publication is based on the Peter Tchaikovsky edition (1881), the 1925 edition (Lviv) and the 1974 reprint (Toronto). For reasons of practical performance, the compiler has added some minor adjustments without breaking Tchaikovsky edition.

The project is implemented with the support of The National Ukrainian Music Union and The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.



The choir performs pieces in various genres, eras, styles and countries, combined into 4 concert programs.



"DUMKA" touring geography includes the leading Ukrainian concert venues and world stages.



In its concert and studio work the choir collaborates with outstanding conductors, singes and collectives.