Choir of the University of
Environmental and Life Sciences in Wroclaw

Wroclaw, Poland

Alan Urbanek conductor

Michał Ziemak solo baritone


The Choir has been led by Prof. Alan Urbanek since November 2009. The members of the choir are mostly students of the University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The choir has developed and executed a number of interesting art projects that enjoyed the appreciation of the audience such as New Year gala concerts with the participation of the biggest stars of Polish music. The choir has been active internationally: In October 2015 and 2016 they participated in a tour through the US and Canada accompanying Piotr Rubik; In 2016 the choir took part in the opening and closing ceremonies of European Capitol of Culture Wroclaw; In 2017 the choir was the only choir from Poland in the International Music Festival in Qingdao (China); In 2018 the choir won the First Price (category Sacred Music) at the International Choral Competition in Corfu.

Alan Urbanek has conducted over 1000 concerts. Since 1992 he is an independent scientific-didactic worker and since 2009 professor at the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw, at the Department of Composition, Conducting, Theory of Music and Music Therapy. Since 1993 he has been the director of the Gaudium Choir of the University of Wroclaw, pursuing intense artistic activity. As the director of the Choir of Opera in Wroclaw, he was the co-producer of many great opera premiers. He has conducted the outstanding Beethoven Academy Orchestra from Krakow. As a conductor he co-operated with many philharmonic orchestras. Alan Urbanek was honored with the Golden Award of Polish Choirs and Orchestras Association. He was also awarded with several vice-chancellor's awards at the University of Wroclaw and the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music, as well as the award for outstanding conducting performance at the International Choir Festival in Moscow. He conducted concerts in foreign countries like Austria, China, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Switzerland, and the USA.


Title Composer Lyrics
Psalm Radosny
(Joyful Psalm)
Tadeusz Szeligowski
The Book of Psalms
(Psalm XCIX)
Pani Pana Zabiła
(The Lady Killed)
Romuald Twardowski (b. 1930) Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855)
Razbojnika Blagorazumnago Petyr Dinew (1889-1980) Św. Kosma z Maiumy (675-760)
Con El Vito (El Vito) Manuel Massotti Littel (1915-1999) Unknown author
Syaniem Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000) Unknown author