Choir of the Medical University of Lodz

Lodz, Poland

Anna Domańska - conductor
Piotr Domiński - solo vocal
Mieszko Falana - piano accompaniment

Competition Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Aj sto mi e milo / So Pleased Tomislav Zografski Folk Song
Kyrie Piotr Janczak  
Barka / Ark Cesareo Gabarain Stanislaw Szmit
The Majesty and Glory of Your Name Tom Fettke Linda Lee Johnson
Mazur Stanislaw Moniuszko Jan Checinski

Folk Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Siekierecka rabie Jan Joachim Czech Folk Song
Ja za woda Karol Mroszczyk Folk Song
Nie bedzie mnie glowisia bolala Jozef Karol Lasocki Folk Song
Krakowiak Stanislaw Kazuro Stanislaw Kazuro
Mazur Stanislaw Moniuszko Jan Checinski

Pop Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Amazing Grace John Newton / Jack Schrader John Newton
When I Fall in Love Victor Young / A. V. Polonio Edward Heyman
Somewhere over the Rainbow Harold Arlen Edgar Yipsel Harburg
Can’t Help Falling in Love H. Peretti / L. Creatore G. D. Weiss

The Choir of Medical University of Lodz was founded in March 2005. From its beginnings, it has participated actively in the university's academic life by singing during ceremonies and events that take place at the university. The Choir also sings at festivals and contests in Poland and abroad (“Mundus Cantat Sopot 2007” - II prize, “Cantio Lodziensis 2007” - I prize, “West London Sangerstevne 2008”, "XXV International Festival of Academic Choirs" in Belfort - France 2011). It also performs in various locations in Lodz and in the surrounding region. The choir’s repertoire is broad and includes Polish folk music, gospel, traditional, choral arrangements of pop songs, opera themes, and Christmas carols.

Anna Domańska is a Professor of Musical Arts and Conducting. She is Head of the Department of Art Education at the Faculty of Composition, Music Theory, Rhythm and Art Education at the Academy of Music named for Grażyny and Kiejstuta Bacewiczów in Łódź. She is also the conductor of the Academy of Music Chamber Choir and the Choir of the Medical University of Lodz. In her over 30 years of work as Choirmaster, she led many highly awarded choirs. She made numerous concert tours to Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Sweden, USA, Slovenia, Lithuania and the UK. She is a juror of many national and international choral competitions, member of the Scientific Society of Lodz and member of the National Competition of Choral Art Cantio Lodziensis. Anna Domanska was awarded with the Gold Cross of Merit from the Minister of Education.

Lodz is the third biggest city in Poland, and with its neighboring towns it forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in the country. It is also the capital city of one of the sixteen Polish regions. Although the municipal rights were granted in 1423, it was not before 19th century when Lodz grew rapidly due to its emerging textile industry. It became a “melting pot” of many cultures and religions: Catholic, Jewish, Protestant and Orthodox. Many well-preserved factories, villas and mansion houses from that period make Lodz one of the best places to admire eclectic and Art-Nouveau architecture. The post-industrial character of the city give it a unique atmosphere often compared to Manchester.

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