This musical action became an original holiday which annually with impatience expect not only parishioners of temples of the Grodno diocese of the Belorussian orthodox church, but also numerous admirers of choral art.
On blessing of Preosvjashchennejshego Artemija, the bishop Grodno and Volkovyssky, the festival has passed for the first time in Grodno in 2002 and has been dated for the 10 anniversary of revival of the Grodno diocese. Соучредителем actions the Grodno regional executive committee has acted.
Actually, it was the musical forum, review of a condition of parish singing collectives more than 80 orthodox temples in increasing interest to a musical heritage of Orthodox church. Those years the original concept of carrying out of festival which included obligatory concert performances of all parish choruses on the Christmas-tide with the subsequent invitation of the best collectives to the final round spent traditionally in February in a city of Grodno was defined.