Perelaz in Chicago
Ukrainian Catholic University Foundation invites you to Perelaz Folkball, an event in support of Ukrainian Catholic University.
Perelaz is a symbolic gesture of friendship and tradition. In Ukrainian, Perelaz means to “climb-over” and in villages throughout Ukraine, neighbors are often invited to cross over the fence to visit with friends. In this spirit, UCU invites you, our neighbors, and friends, to cross over our fence and join our UCU community for a traditional and festive evening celebrating our University.
Your ticket includes:
• Premium open bar
• Delicious Ukrainian cuisine catered by Shokolad
• Notable speakers
• Live entertainment (see below)
• A special separate supervised children’s program that includes food, entertainment, and arts and crafts
Guests may also participate in a charity auction of Ukrainian artwork and raffle.
Dress Code: Ukrainian Vyshyvanky (Embroidery)
- John Hewko, General secretary and chief executive officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, honorary member of the UCU Senate
- Fr. Bohdan Prach, Ph.DRector of UCU
- Halyna Didula, UCU alumna
We also welcome our honorary guest:
Most Reverend Bishop Venedykt (Aleksiychuk), bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Chicago, alumnus of UCU
Horpyna – Ukrainian folk-rock band from Poland
Horpyna’s music is inspired by traditional Ukrainian folk music and played in a rock style. They are a popular band in the Ukrainian music scene in Poland. Horpyna has toured throughout Europe and Canada.
Also performing: The Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet featuring Jim Trompeter, Clark Sommers & John Wojciechowski
Perelaz will take place on the 9th of October at St. Andrew’ Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 300 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108.
The event will take place both indoors and outdoors.
About Ukrainian Catholic University:
Ukrainian Catholic University is a non-governmental educational institution. Without receiving any government funding, it operates with the support of philanthropists from Ukraine and abroad..
The success of the Folk Ball is, first of all, the generosity of its guests, the support of sponsors, the donations of leading Ukrainian artists and artists who generously provide their works to the charity auction, which takes place as part of the ball.