Lublin, Poland

Malgorzata Nowak conductor

Kamil Turczyn piano accompaniment


In 1993, thanks to her personal passion and intense need to work with the youth, at the time when the old noble ways of spending leisure time were beginning to lose their significance, and believing that ‘music soothes the savage breast’, Małgorzata Nowak established the Kanytlena Lublin Youth Choir. She attracted vocally gifted high school students from Lublin. Thanks to her engagement and the significant assistance from Rev. Andrzej Dołba, this choir, which at that time was the only one of its kind in the city, was founded.

During the first two years of its existence, the choir functioned under the patronage the Archdiocesan Centre of the "Light-Life” Movement. Then, thanks to the kindness and care of the then headmaster Anna Suszyna and the help of the Board of Education, the Department of Culture of the Provincial Office, the Marshal Office, the Department of Education and Culture of the Municipal Office in Lublin, the choir moved to its permanent seat at Unia Lubelska High School No. 3 in Lublin, where it has been operating ever since.

Kanytlena has won many awards: Second prize at the Passion Song Contest in 2013 in Bydgoszcz; First prize at III Cantantes Lublinensis Choir Festival in Lublin in 2018; Grand Prix at VII Children and Youth International Festival in 2018, in Golden sends, Bulgaria.


Title Composer Lyrics
Polka lubelska (Lublin polka) Mieczysław Krzyński Mieczysław Krzyński
Aj shto mi e milo (So pleased) Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000) Folklore
Groźna dziewczyna
(Dangerous girl)
Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872) Unknown author
Muzyka poranna
(Morning music)
Marek Jasiński (1949-2010) Jerzy Liebert (1904-1931)
An Irish Blessing James E. Moore Jr.
Happy together Gary Bonner (b. 1943) Alan Gordan (1944–2008)