Schola Cantorum Bialostociensis is a female choir based in Bialystok at Ignacy Paderewski Complex of Music Schools. It was founded in 1987 by prof. Violetta Bielecka, the conductor and musical director of the choir until 2006. Between 2006 and 2011 it was conducted by Inga Poškute. Schola Cantorum Bialostociensis has been very active from the beginning. The choir has taken part in cultural life of the city of Białystok, in Poland and abroad. In March 2012 the baton was handed to Anna Olszewska. Since then the choir has won various competitions, receiving among others Grand Prix of 29th Priest Stanislaw Ormianski International Religious Music Festival in Rumia (2017), Grand Prix of Contemporary Music Competition and the main prize – St. Peter's Amber Halo – in Musica Sacra Competition of 54th International Choir’s Songs Festival in Miedzyzdroje (2019).
Anna Olszewska leads the Conducting Class at the Instrumental-Pedagogical Faculty of Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Bialystok. She is the founder and the conductor of the Interschool Female Choir at Senior High School no. 3 in Bialystok. She is also the conductor of Schola Cantorum Bialostociensis. Under her baton the choirs have received the highest awards at various competitions and music festivals both in Poland and abroad.
The choir’s participation in the competition is possible thanks to financial support from Podlaskie Voivodeship Marshal's Office.
|Facta est Lux||Marcin Gumiela (b. 1980)|
|Clap your hands, all peoples!||Katarzyna Danel (b. 1992)|
|O Sapientia||Tadeja Vulc (b. 1978)|
|Pie Jesu||Marek Raczyński (b. 1982)|
|Ubi Caritas||Marcin Łukaszewski (b. 1972)|