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01/12/2013

Łukasz Urbaniak - the 2014 Resident Composer

The singers of the Poznan Chamber Choir - the official choir of the OPUS 966 Polish Composer Competition - granted the Poznan Chamber Choir Resident Composer award. The winner of the voting, which was run before the official announcement of the competition results, was Łukasz Urbaniak, who later received 1st prize! 

In 2014 the composer is to write three pieces especially for Poznan Chamber Choir. The choir is obliged to prepare their premiere and add them to its repertoire. 

More information about the OPUS 966 competition on www.opus966.pl 




25/09/2013
 

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. 
Prior musical training is not required!  



26/07/2013 

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 



15/07/2013 

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.

Admission free!



25/06/2013 

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.
Admission free.

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.



15/05/2013

Open rehearsal


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.
Admission free!



24/04/2013

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.



01/02/2013

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.

Details









10/01/2013

Auditions 2013

On 18 - 28 February Poznan Chamber Choir will be holding auditions. If you want to sing in the choir, send an e-mail to:

management@poznanchamberchoir.com

Preferred age of applicants: 20-30 years.



28/11/2012

When Medieval meets contemporary

Read the review of the concert in Kreuzkirche Bonn written by Fritz Herzog.



4/10/2012

VII Musica Sacromontana Festival - TV report

Opening concert: Faust by Antoni Radziwiłł was performed by Poznan Chamber Choir and Lower Silesia Philharmonic Orchestra.




19/09/2012

Auditions 2012 - next edition

Poznan 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.



06/09/2012

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



04/09/2012

Photos from the concert with Mark Isham

The 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.





09/08/2012

Poznan Chamber Choir at Transatlantyk

On 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



15/07/2012

Blu-ray and concerts with Dżem

We 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



24/06/2012

The premiere of the latest album

On 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



16/06/2012

Professor Stefan Stuligrosz died yesterday

We 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.



14/06/2012

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.



20/04/2012

Another concert with Concerto Köln

After 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.

  • G. G. Gorczycki - Completorium, Nunc dimittis (download .mp3)




  • 16/04/2012

    Messiah 1742 - Dublin version
    Pictures by Antoni Hoffmann

    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.

    Take a look at the pictures from the concert:





    01/04/2012

    G. F. Handel's Messiah 1742 Dublin version

    Bartosz 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







    15/01/2012

    Spring with Gorczycki

    In 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



    14/01/2012

    After the concert in Poznan Philharmonic

    416th 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



    01/09/2011

    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
    management@poznanchamberchoir.com

    Preferred age of applicants: 20-30 years.

    Next opprotunity: December 2011



    02/03/2011

    Deutsche Messe - Gallery

    After 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


    16/02/2011

    Deutsche Messe under the patronage of the Consul

    The 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

    Deutsche Messe by U. Harbecke - Polish première!

    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:

    Ekopartner Chromaswwojciech
    WTK epoznan rmerkurygloswlkp


    • Radio broadcast about the Polish première of Deutsche Messe by U. Harbecke and the upcoming plans of the choir. (PL)
      Listen online!



    28/01/2011

    New Media Patrons

    New Media Patrons of the Poznan Chamber Choir:
    WTK Channel www.wtk.pl and epoznan.pl



    12/01/2011

    Cultural Poznan

    Poznan 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...



    18/12/2010

    New album!The Kurpie Songs by Karol Szymanowski

    New 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




    6/12/2010

    Honourable Package 2010

    This 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...

    Join us!



    13/11/2010

    In memory of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

    The 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.



    4/11/2010

    Last tickets for the concert on 27.12.2010

    There 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...



    12/10/2010

    Freedom Comes Time For Us

    Poznan 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



    18/07/2010

    Rapturous applause at SHMF

    The 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.




    12/07/2010

    Neuchâtel: 1st Prize and the Audience Award

    Poznan 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.