First there was the word. The word as a source of passing along information and as a means of communication. A nicely emoted word in any language is comparable to a jewel in a necklace, and if words are arranged in a particular order and are infused with spirit and fantasy, they are transformed into beautiful poetry. It is well known that throughout history, poetry was used to laud rulers, to express love and to call people into battle.

But in order for a word to be heard, a voice is needed. A voice is a gift from God and knowing how to use it is a great talent which is in constant need of development and of a striving for perfection—because the human voice is the primary and most perfect instrument. And we are aware that a person thrives change and new accomplishments, one of which is the bringing together of words and music. Every nation creates its own songs and gives birth to its own composers who create unique vocal masterpieces—from basic canto to single-voiced Gregorian chants and from the creation of polyphony to matchless, multi-voiced choral scores.

From century to century, the a cappella (without instruments) genre acquires new forms and magnitudes. Various countries, depending on their environs, form their own vocal schools and traditions. Festivals of a cappella singing take place throughout the world, gathering both small singing groups and large choirs.

And so we, having acquired the choir trade, and having each participated in various choirs, competitions and festivals, decided to form our own group and to work in the a cappella genre as Pikardiis’ka Tertsiia.

Ranging from folk songs to classical works, from our own compositions to world standards, the group continues to develop—every year it delight its fans with new concert programs and interesting experiments.

We love what we do and we constantly aspire to new achievements. We thank God for the opportunity to create and to carry out our beloved task and we bow to Him for His beauty and for the existence of endless possibilities.

Andrii Kapral’