Founded in 2004, Holosy is a non-denominational community choir dedicated to the preservation of the very rich heritage of the Ukrainian choral tradition. Originally sponsored by the Saskatoon branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and now a full member of that organization, the choir welcomes as members all who enjoy choral singing. Even an ability to read or speak Ukrainian is not necessary, as transliterations of Ukrainian texts can be provided for members. While the primary focus of the choir's repertoire is traditional folk music, the choir has also ventured into contemporary popular music from Ukraine, writing its own choral arrangements. Recently, the choir presented two completely original pieces of music, written especially for the choir, and setting to music poetry by local Ukrainian Canadian writers. The choir performs regularly at senior citizens' residences and nursing homes around the city, and has also performed on a number of occasions at the Festival of Trees, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Folkfest, and the annual concert in honour of Taras Shevchenko. In 2014, it undertook a very special project - the recording of a CD of songs all based on the poetry of Taras Shevcheko.