MUSIC ENCHANTED BY WOOD
The programme of their concert features vocal music of the Polish, French and English Renaissance, with particular emphasis on the work of the Polish composer Wacław of Szamotuły. The compositions by the 16th-century masters correspond to each other both in terms of their sacral nature, as well as the mastery of composing technique.
The thematic context of the programme is connected with the 450th anniversary of the Lublin Union, which is celebrated this year across Poland. The concert will be opened with Prayer for the Commonwealth and the King – a composition by Wacław of Szamotuły. The song was sung in honour of Sigismund II August and conflated the ruler with the state and nation, which is why it is often referred to as the first Polish anthem.
Cracow Singers – vocal ensemble
Karol Kusz – artistic director