The University of Warsaw "Collegium Musicum" Chamber Choir

Warsaw, Poland

Andrzej Borzym - conductor

Folk Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Krzak dzikiej róży /
A wild rose shrub
Antoni Szaliński Jan Kasprowicz
Jedźmy, Jasiulu /
Let’s go, Johnny
Romuald Twardowski Folk
A ta nasza Narew /
Oh, our river Narew
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Folk
Szeroka woda /
Broad waters
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Folk

Sacred Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Magnificat primi toni Cristóbal de Morales Catholic liturgy

Pop Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Stacyjka Zdrój Jerzy Wasowski;
arr. Andrzej Borzym
Jeremi Przybora
Na brzozowej korze Maciej Małecki;
arr. Andrzej Borzym
Agnieszka Osiecka
Kiedy mnie już nie będzie Seweryn Krajewski;
arr. Andrzej Borzym
Agnieszka Osiecka

The University of Warsaw “Collegium Musicum” Chamber Choir was formed in the 1994/95 season, aspiring to follow the Middle Ages tradition of a collegium musicum– academic association which assembles university musical activities. The choir sings a cappella many old and modern Polish musical pieces, Christmas carols from all over the world, and performs vocal-instrumental works from Bach, Handel, Telemann, Hasse, Charpentier, Purcell, and Mozart. The choir specializes in performing choral versions of the cabaret and pop songs of Przybora & Wasowski and Agnieszka Osiecka. Collegium Musicum performs in Warsaw and other Polish cities,is regularly invited to take part in important musical events, and cooperates with the Polish Radio and Television, National Philharmonic, and Royal Castle in Warsaw. It has recorded 9 CDs. Collegium Musicum has performed for audiences in 13 countries on 3 continents, including Chile, Egypt, Iceland, Italy, Norway and the Canary Islands.

Andrzej Borzym graduated from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music. He was the Assistant Conductor of the National Philharmonic Choir in Warsaw (1983/84), conducted the Cantio Polonica Choir (1984-89), the University of Warsaw Academic Choir (1989-99), and the Philharmonic Choir of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (1996-98). Since 1994 he has been the conductor of Collegium Musicum. He is also a contrabassist, teacher, composer and arranger, awarded with the Polish Minister of Culture Award and the University of Warsaw Medal.

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland, located on the Vistula River in the middle of Poland. It’s metropolitan area has population of over 2,6 residents, making Warsaw the 7th biggest city in the European Union. Warsaw is a global city, a major tourist destination, and an important economic hub in Central Europe.

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