The Choir of University of
Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Hranice and Přerov, Czech Republic

Jolanta Sołowiej - conductor

Pop Concert

Title Composer Lyrics
Nothing’s gonna
change my love for you
M. Masser G. Gofin
Goodnight, sweetheart C. Carter; J. Hudson C. Carter; J. Hudson
What a wonderful world G. D. Weiss; B. Thiele G. D. Weiss; B. Thiele

Concert of Sacred Music

Title Composer Lyrics
Gloria from Missa Afro Brasileira C. A. Pinto Fonseca Prayer
Prayer for peace N. Blacha M. Hanusiewicz
Haec dies M. Zieleński Prayer

The Choir was founded as an Academic Choir in 1952 by Prof. Wiktor Wawrzyczek at the Higher School of Agriculture in Olsztyn.

At present it is known as the Choir of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. During over fifty five years of it’s artistic activity, the Choir gave about 1600 concerts. Over these years almost 1000 singers were members. An audience of more than 350,000 gathered at their concerts, not to mention those who have listened to them on the radio or bought their CDs.

The Choir has visited almost all European countries (England, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Yugoslavia, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary), some of them many times (France, Spain, Germany, Vatican, Italy). They have also had concerts in North America (Mexico) and South America (the Argentina).

For the last 27 years the choirmaster was Prof. Benedykt Błoński. Jolanta Sołowiej is a specialist on voice emission, and second conductor.

The choir’s repertoire is mainly acappella songs by Polish and foreign composers, spanning several centuries from old-time music till the present day, including sacred, popular and folk music, as well as Christmas carols and pastorals. Throughout it’s history, the Choir has made numerous radio and TV recordings, both at home and abroad, to preserve it’s artistic output. The Choir’s discography includes thirteen CDs.

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