2nd Warsaw Choir Festival “On the Royal Route”


The 2nd Warsaw Choir Festival "Na Królewskim Trakcie" took place from 2 to 5 August 2010. It featured two ensembles - 'Cappella Corale Varsaviana' and 'A Cappella Leopolis', who performed their programmes during 6 concerts in various churches of Warsaw. The idea of the Festival is to concentrate the events in the centre of the Capital - on the Royal Route - and to repeat the concerts in places distant from it.
Cappella Corale Varsaviana" Choir
Roman Rewakowicz – conductor
Programme: Polish and Ukrainian sacred music - Bartosz Kowalski, Juliusz Łuciuk, Andrzej Nikodemowicz, Kyrylo Stetsenko, Mykhailo Verbytsky, Maxym Berezovsky

St. John the Baptist Archcathedral Basilica
8 Swietojanska Street
Monday, 2 August, 7:30 pm

St. Zygmunt Church in Bielany
pl. Konfederacji 55
Tuesday, 3 August, 8.00 p.m.

Church of N.M.P. Mother of Fair Love
100 Myśliborska St.
Wednesday, 4 August, 7 p.m.

The 'Cappella Corale Varsaviana' choir was founded in 2007 on the initiative of Roman Rewakowicz, a conductor active in both choral and orchestral music, in collaboration with Małgorzata Szymanek-Piotrowska, a manager with many years of choral experience. The ensemble brings together lovers of choral music from different eras and historical periods. It has participated in numerous recordings of music for films produced both at home and abroad. Roman Revakovich's special love and knowledge of the musical traditions of Eastern Christianity leads the ensemble to a repertoire of Orthodox music, including the magnificent "All-Night Vigil" (Vsenoszcznoye bdniniye) by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The Cappella Corale Varsaviana Choir performed with great success in Moscow and Yaroslavl at the end of the Season of Polish Culture in Russia.

A Cappella Leopolis ensemble from Lviv
Lyudmila Kapustina - conductor
Programme: Ukrainian Orthodox church music - anonymous 12-voice choral concerts of the first half of the 18th century, Mykola Dylecki, Maxym Berezovsky, Artem Vedel

Church of the Virgin Mary Mother of God in North Jelonki
67a Powstańców Śląskich St.
Tuesday, 3 August, 7:30 pm

Seminary Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Krakowskie Przedmieście Street 52/54
Wednesday, 4 August, 7:30 pm

Church of the Ascension of the Lord in Stokłosy
al. Commission of National Education 101
Thursday, 5 August, 7:00 pm

The ensemble "A cappella Leopolis" was founded in Lviv in 2002 and consists of 12-16 singers. Lyudmila Kapustina, a graduate of the Lviv Academy of Music, has been the conductor since the ensemble's inception, while Roman Stelmashchuk, a composer and musicologist, has been the artistic director. The choir performs music of various historical eras in a manner appropriate to the style. The choir's repertoire includes programmes of Gregorian chants and medieval songs, works by Monteverdi, Schütz, Buxtehude, Handel, Mozart, Polish composers of the 16th-19th centuries, as well as church and secular music of the Ukrainian Baroque era, including 12-voice anonymous choral concerts of the early 18th century. The ensemble has participated in many early music festivals. Part of its repertoire is recorded on CDs.

The project completed thanks to co-financing from the funds of the Capital City of Warsaw.

and the ORANGE Foundation

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