Poland Muzyka Chóralna/Polish Choir Music CD by the Schola Cantorum Gedanensis Polish Chamber Choir conducted by Jan Łukaszewski has been nominated for a Fryderyk 2019 Award in the classical music category for: choir, oratorio and opera album of the year. This is already the 21st nomination received the Polish Chamber Choir for the Fryderyk Awards.
 
Year of release: 2018
Medium: CD
Label: DUX
Number: 1505
Performers: Polish Chamber Choir | Jan Łukaszewski - conductor
 
Andrzej Koszewski
Unitis viribus for mixed choir a cappella (2002) lyrics: Latin aphorism
1. Crux-Lux [3:11]
2. Ad multos annos [2:24]
 
Paweł Łukaszewski
Anima Christi for mixed choir a cappella (2018)
3. Anima Christi for mixed choir a cappella | for mixed choir a cappella (2018) [4:49]
 
Juliusz Łuciuk
Apocalypsis for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and mixed choir (1985)
4. Festivo [5:25]
5. Misterioso con dolcezza [2:55]
6. Teneramente [2:31]
7. Espressivo molto [4:53]
8. Gioioso sonore [2:19]
 
Wojciech Kilar
Lumen for mixed choir a cappella (2011)
9. Lumen for mixed choir a cappella | for mixed choir a cappella (2011) [5:16]
 
Edward Pałłasz
Et... for 24 voices (2013) lyrics: Book of Revelation by St John, 20:11-15 
10. Et... na 24 głosy | for 24 voices (2013) lyrics: Revelation of St John, 20:11-15 Book of Revelation by St. John, 20:11-15 [13:38]
 
Augustyn Bloch
W górze nad nami [High Up Above Us] meditations for 4 sopranos, 4 altos, 4 tenors, 4 basses and organ (2003)
11. W górze nad nami [High Up Above Us] meditations for 4 sopranos, 4 altos, 4 tenors, 4 basses and organ (2003) [17:36]
 
Krzysztof Penderecki
My też pastuszkowie [We, the Shepherds, Too] for mixed choir a cappella (2015) 
12. My też pastuszkowie [We, the Shepherds, Too] for mixed choir a cappella | for mixed choir a cappella (2015) [1:50]

It is with deep regret and sadness that we learned the news of the tragic death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. 
We would like to thank him for his many years of help and support we received from him as the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk.

We would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Mayor’s family and friends.

Respectfully,

The management and staff of the Polish Chamber Choir.

We welcome boys aged 7-11 together with their parents to an organisational meeting of the Boys’ and Men’s Choir Pueri Cantores Olivenses on 11 March 2019 at 17:30 to Primary School No. 89 at ul. Szyprów 3, 80-335 w Gdańsku (Żabianka).

History:

Pueri Cantores Olivenses is a boys' and men's choir of over a dozen talented boys and men. Established in 1972 by the brothers Bogdan and Jan Łukaszewski. With the warm support of Prelate Leon Kossak-Główczewski, then the parish priest  of the Arch-cathedral Basilica in Oliwa, and educator and composer Leon Łukaszewski, initially the Choir focused on signing at church celebrations. The Choir sang at such events as the visits of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, Polish Primate Stefan Wyszyński, at mass and other celebrations at the Basilica in Oliwa and other Gdańsk Diocese churches. The Choir also sang at two masses during visits by Pope John Paul II in Poland: in Zaspa, Gdańsk, and at the Sopot Hippodrome. Soon, the Choir began a collaboration with Gdynia’s Musical Theatre on several productions, including Uciechy staropolskie [Old Polish Delights]) and the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra on oratorios (including Mozart’s Requiem at the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the massacre of the shipyard workers in Gdańsk and Gdynia in December 1970). The Choir also began to perform outside Poland. Its first foreign performance took place at the international festival in Loreto, Italy, in 1979, which ended with an audience with Pope John Paul II. Further invitations brought the Choir to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
 
To find out more about the choir, please go to our website at: http://pueri.pl

 

Musica Sacra Nova 2019, 15th International Composers Competition

honorary auspices:
Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome, The Vatican
 
The competition is open to composers under 35 years of age of all nationalities. 
Every composer may enter more than one work (no more than 3). 
Every composition entry may not have been performed, published or taken part in any other competition before.
Compositions must be from 3 to 10 minutes long.
The organisers reserve the right to the debut performances of the winning compositions.
 
The competition is divided into 2 categories:
- composition for mixed choir (up to 16 voices) set to Christian lyrics in Latin 

- composition for a liturgical choir (from 4 to 6 voices) z partią organów set to liturgical lyrics in Latin
 
Organisers:
Erzbistum Köln, Germany

Freundeskreis Abtei Brauweiler, Germany

Instytut Musica Sacra, Warszawa

Poland Polish Chamber Choir, Gdańsk
 
Co-organisers:
Gaude Mater International Sacred Music Festival in Częstochowa

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, United Kingdom

Jauna Muzika Vilnius Municipal Choir, Vilnius, Lithuania
 
Competition directors:

Paweł Łukaszewski, Poland

Richard Mailänder, Germany
 
COMMISSION:
Vaclovas Augustinas – Lithuania

Pawel Łukaszewski – Poland

Eriks Ešenvalds- Latvia

Vincenzo De Gregorio – Italy, The Vatican

Stephen Layton – United Kingdom

Jan Łukaszewski – Poland

Enjott Schneider - Germany