Evangelion Chorale Mission Statement
"Evangelion Chorale is a professional-caliber choral ensemble that brings the gospel message of redemption, reconciliation, and restoration to the people of Ukraine. Through a wide variety of excellent choral music, this ministry encourages Ukrainian believers and presents biblical truth to the unchurched arts community."
He was a newly converted Ukrainian jazz musician and I an American Christian choral conductor. It was 1994, only three years after the liberation of the Soviet Republic of Ukraine, and I was there to disciple Slava at the invitation of mutual friends, Linda and Paul Wicklund, founders of The Shepherd's Foundation.
Slava's face reflected the character of the Ukrainian church community - steeled by hardship, yet shining with extraordinary spiritual vitality. From that visit on, I felt compelled to return to Ukraine to build musical bridges with a culture recovering from 70 years of Communist oppression. Evangelion Chorale is the result of that commitment.
Why is this mission so vital?