Anna Babenko, alto
I was born and grew up in Ukraine. Music always was a big part of my life. I started to learn music when I was 5 years old. I have attended music school and music program at college. After that I have gained Master degree at University of Culture and Arts.
In 1996 I was hired as a choir conductor by St. Alexander Roman Catholic parish. I have work at this position for 15 years.
In 2001 Pope John Paul II visited Ukraine. I conducted a choir of 300 people during the Pope’s mass. For 6 years I taught liturgical music in Catholic Seminary in Kiev. As a singer of different choirs I went on tours and competitions to Poland, Hungary, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Norway and other countries.
The music album of my performance as a soloist and choir conductor was recorded in 2007. The CD includes 15 Ukrainian Christmas songs. During the period of 2009-2012 I worked as a Music director at a radio station.
At the end of 2012 my family and I moved to Canada. Here I continue my music career.
My non-musical interests include skiing, traveling and reading.
Meet Anna next Saturday at 19:30.