A brief history of a new artistic endeavour by Stanislaw Soyka and the Cracow Singers vocal ensemble takes its origin from sentiment and admiration. They decided to return to the 12-sonnets monographic album by Stanislaw Soyka, but this time in a different arrangement, specially created for a cappella performance.

A new interpretation of the Shakespeare sonnets combines solo singing in a form of jazz improvisation by Stanislaw Soyka, with classic vocal art, in a rich 16-voice harmony, performed by the Cracow Singers. With mutual inspiration, the performers created a unique recording of this music, now presented on a double album.

Stanislaw Soyka’s own compositions to the words of William Shakespeare were recorded in two language versions: original – Early Modern English – and Polish translations by Stanisław Barańczak and Maciej Słomczyński. Choral arrangements are by Karol Kusz – the artistic leader of the Cracow Singers.

The album is available in most music stores.


Honorary patronage: Narodowe Centrum Kultury

Honorary patronage: Marek Sowa – Marszałek Województwa Małopolskiego

Partne: Miasto Kraków

Sponsor: Fedmedica – Gabinet Leczenia Skolioz

Cooperate: Fundacja Equinum, Hotel Amadeus Kraków

Media patronage: Radio Kraków, Radio Katowice, Radio Rzeszów, Concept Music Art Sp. z o.o., JazzPress, Jazz Soul, merlin.pl

Distribution: Warner Music Poland

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