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CRACOW SINGERS

Vocal ensemble formed in 2013 consists of experienced professional singers whose mission is to create the conceptual and musical experience at its best. The members of the ensemble have been actively taking part in music festivals in Poland and abroad and have recorded CD album in the Polish Radio. Their experience enables the singers to produce high-quality performances of different genres of vocal and vocal-instrumental music. The Cracow Singers vocal ensemble stands out with it consistency in the sphere of aesthetics of sound and the quality of interpretation.

Vocal ensemble performs interdisciplinary, crossover projects in collaboration with various cultural institutions. International project „Kantor – anwesend – abwesend” was created in collaboration with the Centre for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor – Cricoteka and Nurnberg House in Krakow.

Cracow Singers was invited by the Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski from Hamburg to participate in the international musical project presenting the latest composition of Lera Auerbach. Ensemble performed a polish premiere of 72 Angels – in splendore lucis by Lera Auerbach on November 26 in Krakow and also will perform the Hungarian premiere of this composition on April 21 in Budapest.

The high level of artistic performance and exceptional sound quality of vocal ensemble was appreciated by the Polish jazz musician, composer and singer, Stanisław Soyka. Original Stanislaw Soyka’s compositions to the words of William Shakespeare were then arranged by Karol Kusz for the a cappella performance and recorded on the two-disc album entitled Soyka & Cracow Singers. Shakespeare a cappella.

Cracow Singers is also presenting a programme with a cappella versions of Krzysztof Penderecki’s works directed by Maciej Tworek. This year ensemble started cooperation with the Hover Choir of Armenia with projects of vocal-instrumental music by Krzysztof Penderecki. Cracow Singers cooperate with Orchestra of the Royal City of Krakow – Sinfonietta Cracovia in the project with Arvo Pärta’s music. Swiss Ensemble Peregrina has also invited Cracow Singers to participate in the project of ancient music.

The group is involved in various cultural events in Kraków such as Misteria Paschalia, Krakow Film Music Festival, L’Orgue de Chaoruce (France), Cracovia Sacra, or Muzyczne czwartki (Music Thursdays) in Dworek Białopradnicki community centre. Celebrating the Year of Witold Lutosławski, the Cracow Singers in cooperation with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, performed a cycle of concerts entitled Ptasie Plotki, czyli rzecz o muzyce (Birds’ gossip or things musical), with the music of the composer (half-staged version).

Cracow Singers had the honor to sing at the opening ceremony of the Museum of Poles Saving Jews name of Ulma’s Family on the 17 March 2016 in Markowa.

The Cracow Singers works under the artistic direction of Karol Kusz.