EXPERIENCE THE MUSIC
For the musicians of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (KSOC), music is both profession and calling. Our members are graduates of the world-renowned Tchaikovsky National Music Academy and now regularly perform in Ukraine and tour the U.S. and Canada. They have appeared at National Opera Theater in Kyiv* and played in numerous churches, colleges, and concert halls throughout the world.
The KSOC was founded and began performing sacred masterpieces of classical music in 1993. These pieces—including Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Requiem, and Mendelssohn's Elijah—were banned under Communist rule. As the Iron Curtain lifted and this music became known to Ukrainian musicians, they described it as “an explosion of light.”
These time-honored compositions powerfully communicate texts that come directly from Scripture, declaring God's glory to the nations.
The gospel lives and breathes in the powerful pieces of music we share. It is our great joy to proclaim its message of hope, peace, and salvation through our musicians to the world.
As a child, Inna’s dream was to use her musical gifts to glorify the Lord. That dream was fulfilled when she joined the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as a vocalist in 2014. At rehearsals and concerts alike, she is keenly aware of God’s power in each piece. “The Word of God comes alive in us through the music and the texts,” she says. “We as musicians understand we belong to something greater.” Inna’s service goes beyond performances and tours. She leads a choir of widows and pensioners, a role that allows her to encourage these men and women as together they praise the Lord. “I am thankful to God for being part of an organization that does more than concerts—it is love and care for people.”
SCRIPTURE IN THE SACRED CLASSICS
Nearly all of the greatest classics for symphony orchestra and chorus are drawn directly from God's Word. This music forms the core of the KSOC's repertoire, allowing us to proclaim the gospel in every performance. The pieces below, performed by the KSOC, are just a few examples of how the great composers used Scripture in their works.