In 1922, a Ukrainian choral group performed the song Shchedryk at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Embraced by its American audience, it received English lyrics and became Carol of the Bells, one of the best known and most beloved Christmas songs of all time. Listen to a broadcast by UIA member Lydia Tomkiw about this famous melody, its history and its return, after exactly 100 years, to Carnegie Hall on December 4, 2022.

Celebration of 100 Years of ‘Carol of the Bells’