Pärt and Williams in the Philharmonics of Poznań and Gorzów
In May Poznan Chamber Choir made guest appearances in the Philharmonics of Poznań and Gorzów. On the 13th of May, along with the Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Monika Wolińska, the choir performed the mystical "Te Deum" for three choirs, strings, prepared piano and tape, composed by Arvo Pärt, an Estonian composer. Also Włodek Pawlik, the Grammy Laureate, appeared on the stage. One day later, during the Poznan Concert No. 453 in the Poznan Philharmonic, entitled "Music and. Antarctic", Poznan Chamber Choir performed with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra led by Łukasz Borowicz. The program of the concert featured "Sinfonia Antarctica" - Symphony No. 7 by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Concert in the Gorzów Philharmonic
Concert in the Poznań Philharmonic
Premiere of Grzegorz Duchnowski's "Stabat Mater"
Poznan Chamber Choir, invited by the Gorzów Philharmonic, performed the premiere of Grzegorz Duchnowski's "Stabat Mater" - a piece written in the framework of a ministerial program entitled "Composition Contracts". The first performance took place in the Parish Five Martyr Brothers' church in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The ensemble was accompanied by Dorota Szczepańska (soprano) and the Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra led by Monika Wolińska.
The premiere was preceded by an a cappella choral part of the concert, during which the audience could listen to the pieces by Michael McGlynn, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Andrzej Koszewski, Łukasz Urbaniak, Marek Raczyński and György Deák-Bárdos.
L’Orphée d’Or 2015 – an international award for Poznan Chamber Choir!The double album Oratorio la morte di San Filippo Neri, recorded along with Bartosz Michałowski’s Poznan Chamber Choir, was given the prestigious international Golden Orpheus award – L’Orphée d’Or. The prize is granted by l’Académie du Disque Lyrique in Paris.
The Oratorio about Saint Philip Neri's death written by Pasquale Anfossi (1727-1797) was recorded in Święta Góra sanctuary near Gostyń during the 8th Festival of Oratorio Music Musica Sacromontana.
Other artists included: Iwona Hossa, Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział, Agnieszka Rehlis, Rafał Bartmiński and Sinfonia Viva Orchestra led by Tomasz Radziwonowicz.
The album's sound director is Łukasz Kurzawski.
Académie du Disque Liyrique
Excerpts from the Oratorio | Review (pl) by Adam Olaf Gibowski
Fryderyk 2015 nominationWe are happy to announce that the double album Oratorio la morte di San Filippo Neri, with the participation of Bartosz Michałowski's Poznan Chamber Choir, has been nominated to Fryderyk 2015 � the Poland's most important award of the phonographic industry.
Gold AwardWe are pleased to announce that Dżem � Symphonic Concert DVD album with the participance of the Poznan Chamber Choir and the Le Quattro Stagioni Orchestra has been granted the Gold Award.
The award will be handed out on the 14th of November 2014 in the House of Music and Dance in Zabrze. Alongside the ceremony there is also a concert of hit songs coming from the Platinum album.
Premiere on the Musica Sacromontana FestivalDuring the 9th Festival of Oratorio Music Musica Sacromontana, held in Święta Góra sanctuary, Poznan Chamber Choir will give the first-ever performance of the Litany by Jan Wański – a composer from the Wielkopolska region, who was born in 1756. The Litany will be preceded by pieces of music written by Micheal McGlynn, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Marek Raczyński.
For more details, see: www.jozefzeidler.eu
For the 3rd time on Transatlantyk FestivalOn the 8th of August Poznan Chamber Choir will perform on the prestigious Transatlantyk Festival. During the Opening Ceremony of the Festival the singers, alongside the Transatlantyk Symphony Orchestra led by Monika Wolińska, will perform Universa-Recomposed, a piece written by Jan AP Kaczmarek, an Oscar laureate.
New album coming out in JunePasquale Anfossi's Oratorio of Filippo Neri's death is the newest CD of Poznan Chamber Choir, recorded along with Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział, Agnieszka Rehlis, Iwona Hossa, Rafał Bartmiński and Sinfonia Viva Orchestra conducted by Tomasz Radziwonowicz. The album, which belongs to a prestigious Musica Sacromontana series, will be released on the 7th of June 2014.
Totus Tuus - in the Footsteps of HolinessDue to the canonization of John Paul II Poznan Chamber Choir presents a new concert program which associates a cappella sacred music with the words of the Polish Pope.
The first Totus Tuus � in the Footsteps of Holiness concerts will be held in May in St. Adalbert's Church in Konin and in the Church of the Holy Heart of Jesus in Nowy Tomyśl.
There is also a concert planned for the 14th of October 2014 on Jasna Góra sanctuary in Częstochowa.
Concert in Lincoln Center, New YorkOn the 9th of November 2014 Poznan Chamber Choir will sing in Lincoln Center in New York. The program of the concert, during which Polish singers will perform alongside American artists, involves Donald McCullough's cantata: In the Shadow of Holocaust. The concert will be conducted by the composer himself.
Łukasz Urbaniak - the 2014 Resident Composer
Your last chance this year to join the choir!
Poznan Chamber Choir invites everybody who is willing to join the choir for auditions, which are held between the 1st and the 14th of October, 2013.
Contact us via phone or e-mail.
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On Transatlantyk Festival again!
Poznan Chamber Choir was invited to participate in the 3rd edition of the Transatlantyk International Film and Music Festival. The singers will perform on Sunday, 4th of August, together with the l’Autunno Orchestra, conducted by Adam Banaszak, and with Sara Andon, a flute-player. The evening is held on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Varèse Sarabande – one of the biggest film music companies, where numerous prominent soundtracks were recorded, such as Driving Miss Daisy, Matrix, Shrek and Star Trek.
Sunday, 4th of August 2013, 8 p.m.
University Hall, Wieniawskiego 1
Tickets: 50 PLN
More information | Buy a ticket
Musica Sacromontana: an Oratorio of Filippo Neri’s death
During the 8th edition of the prestigious Musica Sacromontana Festival, Oratorio La morte di San Filippo Neri (Oratorio of Filippo Neri’s death) will be performed for the first time. The piece was written in the 18th century by Pasquale Anfossi, and the score was obtained from the collection of the Oratorian Fathers in Rome.
Poznan Chamber Choir will perform with outstanding Polish soloists and Sinfonia Viva orchestra, conducted by Tomasz Radziwonowicz.
Poznan Chamber Choir sings for the city of Poznan
On the 28th of June, on the eve of St Peter’s and St Paul’s Day - the Patron Saints of Poznan - a concert of Poznan Chamber Choir, conducted by Bartosz Michalowski, will be held in the Sanctuary of Mother of God Mighty in Miracles, situated on the Hill of Przemysl.
The choir will perform pieces by Francis Poulenc, Gyorgy Deak Bardos, Gesualdo da Venosa, Feliks Nowowiejski, Andrzej Koszewski and Albert Becker.
The concert starts at 7 p.m.
The concert is organized by the Vis Artis Association of Music Admirers and the Franciscans. The event was partly funded by the Poznan City Council.
As Poznan Chamber Choir's preparations to Florilège Vocal de Tours 2013 are well under way, the ensemble would like to invite you to... an open rehearsal that will give you the opportunity to see what's happening in our meetings behind the scenes.
May 20th, Monday 8 p.m.
Dragon Club, 3 Zamkowa Str.
Florilège Vocal de Tours 2013
Poznan Chamber Choir is the only Polish ensemble to take part in the 42nd edition of the prestigious competition Florilège Vocal de Tours in France. The choir will compete with participants from Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United States of America, the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
Lux Aeterna - 70th birthday of Morten Lauridsen
London, Cambridge, Copenhagen, Johannesburg, Dallas, Cardiff and...
Poznań, being the only city in Poland that will join the world's 70th birthday celebration of Morten Lauridsen, a prominent American composer whose extraordinary works fill with delight both the listeners and the critics at all latitudes.
On the 2nd March at 7 p.m. the choir will perform the mistical Lux Aeterna - one of the most famous works of Morten Lauridsen, and one hour after the concert a special screening of a movie Shining Night. A Portait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. (2012) will take place.
Auditions 2013On 18 - 28 February Poznan Chamber Choir will be holding auditions. If you want to sing in the choir, send an e-mail to:
Preferred age of applicants: 20-30 years.
When Medieval meets contemporaryRead the review of the concert in Kreuzkirche Bonn written by Fritz Herzog.
VII Musica Sacromontana Festival - TV reportOpening concert: Faust by Antoni Radziwiłł was performed by Poznan Chamber Choir and Lower Silesia Philharmonic Orchestra.
Auditions 2012 - next editionPoznan Chamber Choir, led by Bartosz Michałowski, will be holding last auditions this year in October 2012. Candidates for choir's members who are willing to take part in auditions may apply today, by clicking here.
Radziwiłł's Faust will resound after years!During the inauguration of the VIIth Oratorio Music Festival Musica Sacromontana Poznan Chamber Choir will peform Faust, composed by Prince Antoni Radziwiłł to Johann Wolgang von Goethe's drama, with Lower Silesia Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Marcin Nałęcz - Niesiołowski. The world premiere of the composition took place in Berlin in 1835, a few years after Radziwiłł and Goethe's death. It is worth mentioning that Radziwiłł's Faust was the first musical adaptation of the famous drama in history.
Details | Festival website | See the poster
Photos from the concert with Mark IshamThe singers of the Poznan Chamber Choir through the lens of Katarzyna Zalewska. Photographs taken on August 19, 2012 at the Grand Theatre in Poznan during the 2nd edition of the International Film and Music Festival Transatlantyk.
Poznan Chamber Choir at TransatlantykOn August 19, 2012 the singers of Poznan Chamber Choir will perform at a concert of Mark Isham's music during the 2nd edition of the International Film and Music Festival Transatlantyk.
Details | Festival website
Blu-ray and concerts with DżemWe invite you to attend concerts promoting the album Dżem Symfonicznie (Dżem symphonically) recorded by the Poznan Chamber Choir and the orchestra, Le Quattro Stagioni with a legendary Polish rock band Dżem. Band's most famous hits in completely new arrangements will be presented at the following venues:
5/10/2012 w Domu Muzyki i Tańca in Zabrze (buy tickets)
7/10/2012 Congress Hall in Warsaw (buy tickets)
Have a look at the photos from concerts in 2011
The premiere of the latest albumOn June 23, 2012, during the concert commemorating the 500th anniversary of the recognition of miracles at the Holy Mountain, the presentation of the latest album Musica Sacromontana was held. The album features the premiere recording of Johannes Baptista Lohr's Missa solemnis in B recorded by Poznan Chamber Choir and the orchestra, Czech Virtuosi in September 2011.
Details | Listen to recordings | About the CD | Concert gallery
Professor Stefan Stuligrosz died yesterdayWe say farewell to professor Stefan Stuligrosz, the founder of the world famous Poznan Nightingales, a remarkable conductor, teacher, musicologist and composer, tutor of several generations of singers.
At the end of the season...Listen to the last two concerts in the 2011/2012 season. On 16th June Poznan Chamber Choir will perform a concert in Saint Andrew Bobola Church in Poznań. The concert shall feature the works of Tallis, Nowowiejski and Koszewski. A week later, along with the ensemble Kapela Świętogórska and brilliant soloists, the choir shall celebrate the 500th anniversary of the recognition of the wonders on Święta Góra near Gostyń.
The admission to both concerts is free.
Another concert with Concerto KölnAfter incredibly successful concerts in Poznan and during XXIst Mikołowskie Dni Muzyki in May 2011, Concerto Köln invited Poznan Chamber Choir to Cologne (Germany). The concert held on April 15, 2012, co-organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute, featured Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki's Completorium and Conductus funebris; one of Three Pieces in the Olden Style and Benedictus for a female choir a cappella by Krzysztof Penderecki.
Messiah 1742 - Dublin version
On April 13, 2012, the 270th anniversary of the premiere performance of
G.F. Handel's Messiah oratorio,
Poznan Chamber Choir presented to music lovers the extremely rarely
performed Dublin version of the masterpiece.
The ensemble was accompanied by Irish Baroque Orchestra from Dublin,
and the whole was conducted by Bartosz Michałowski.
Pictures by Antoni Hoffmann
Take a look at the pictures from the concert:
G. F. Handel's Messiah 1742 Dublin versionBartosz Michalowski's Poznan Chamber Choir has once more prepared a surprise for the lovers of Early music.
On April 13, 2012 Poznan citizens will witness an extraordinary event. Precisely, on the 270th anniversary of the first performance of the famous G. F. Handel's Messiah oratorio (Dublin, April 13, 1742), the piece will be peformed in Poznan in the original - Dublin version. Undoubtedly, it is the most rarely performed version of the oratorio.
Upon the invitation of Poznan Chamber Choir, Irish Baroque Orchestra (artistic director - Monica Hugget), playing the instruments from the epoch, will visit the capital of the Greater Poland. Both ensembles will be accompanied by eminent Polish soloists conducted by Bartosz Michalowski.
Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki, the Honorary Consul of Ireland and Irish Culture Foundation have taken the patronage over this event.
Information about tickets - click here
Spring with GorczyckiIn March and April, Poznan Chamber Choir will perform again the compositions by G. G. Gorczycki and other Polish Baroque composers. A concert of Polish early music will be held at one of the historic churches in Poznan in the first half of March, while on April 15,2012 Poznan Chamber Choir will perform again with the world famous orchestra, Concerto Köln. The programme of the concert in Cologne (Germany) will feature Completorium and Conductus funebris by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki. Both works were performed by PCC and CK in Poznan in the previous year.
Photo gallery from the concert with Concerto Köln in Poznan
After the concert in Poznan Philharmonic416th Poznan Concert. A Pact with Dracula.
The Screen Hits of Wojciech Kilar.
Photo gallery from the concert with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra
More photos on facebook.com/poznanchamberchoir
Auditions 2011. Join the choir!On 12 September - 14 October Poznan Chamber Choir will be holding auditions. If you want to sing in the choir, send an e-mail to
Preferred age of applicants: 20-30 years.
Next opprotunity: December 2011
Deutsche Messe - GalleryAfter the Polish première of Deutsche Messe by U. Harbecke...
Take a look at the pictures on our Facebook fanpage:
Polish première of Deutsche Messe - gallery
Deutsche Messe under the patronage of the ConsulThe Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Poznan - Andrzej Marian Kareński-Tschurl - offered his patronage to the Polish première of Deutsche Messe by U. Harbecke.
08/02/2011 We invite you to the concert with the participation of the composer, who will come especially from Cologne to listen the Polish première of his work in Poznan. After the concert the audience will have a chance to meet Prof. Ulrich Harbecke, get his autograph, ask questions and purchase one the composer's books published in Poland.
Partners & Patrons:
- Radio broadcast about the Polish première of Deutsche Messe
by U. Harbecke and the upcoming plans of the choir. (PL)
New Media PatronsNew Media Patrons of the Poznan Chamber Choir:
WTK Channel www.wtk.pl and epoznan.pl
Cultural PoznanPoznan Chamber Choir participated in Adam Banaszak's television programme dedicated to Poznan choirs. In order to watch the movie, visit the link below:
Cultural Poznan - watch online...
New album!The Kurpie Songs by Karol SzymanowskiNew album with the participation of Poznan Chamber Choir!
Traditional and jazz renditions of Karol Szymanowski's Kurpie Songs. Listen to the excerpts from the new CD with the participation of Poznan Chamber Choir. The album will feature Karol Szymanowski's Kurpie Songs for a soprano, piano and a choir in original versions, as well as jazz improvisations on the melody of the songs.
Listen to samples
Honourable Package 2010This year we've decided to participate in a Polish campaign called Szlachetna Paczka, which aim is to aid those in need ! Help us to prepare a Christmas parcel for a family with us!
Making a donation will only take you a while...
In memory of Henryk Mikołaj GóreckiThe eminent Polish composer - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki - died on November 12, 2010. In order to commemorate his death, Poznan Chamber Choir decided to enrich each own concert program in Poland and abroad with his a cappella choral pieces.
Last tickets for the concert on 27.12.2010There are only few tickets left for the concert The Time of Freedom is Coming at the Poznan Philharmonic.
Ticket price at the box office: 1 PLN
Ticket price online: 2,50 PLN !
Buy tickets now...
Freedom Comes Time For UsPoznan Chamber Choir will perform the splendid composition by Jacek Sykulski - Freedom Comes Time For Us. The concert will take place on the anniversary of the composition's premiere, on 27.12.2010, at Poznan University Hall.
Listen to samples
Rapturous applause at SHMFThe performance of Poznan Chamber Choir at one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe - Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival - was rewarded with a long standing ovation!
This unusual for the festival form of appreciation was also reflected in the interest in the choir's recordings. In the course of only 20 minutes after the end of the concert, the choir sold 70 albums of Anima aetheris!
The programme of the concert included choral a cappela music by, among many others, P. Łukaszewski, M. Lauridsen, A. Koszewski, F. Nowowiejski, S. Wiechowicz and K. M. Prosnak.
Neuchâtel: 1st Prize and the Audience AwardPoznan Chamber Choir won the 1st PRIZE at the 13th International Choral Festival in Neuchâtel (Switzerland). Furthermore the jury unanimously decided that the choir performed the unrivalled rendition of an obligatory piece "O Crux" by Knut Nystedt.
The audience that attended the auditions and the additional concerts also expressed their appreciation of the Poznan Chamber Choir and awarded the choir the AUDIENCE AWARD.
The competition that took place from 7 to 11 July 2010 gathered choirs from Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.