Early Music Ensemble "Concentus"

Bydgoszcz, Poland

Patrycja Cywińska-Gacka - conductor

Sacred Section

Title Composer
Ave Maria Edward Elgar
Libertatum Jim Papoulis
Nieście chwałę mocarze - Psalm 29 Mikołaj Gomółka
Medieval Gloria Anonim

The early music ensemble “Concentus” came into existence in 2007 in the Youth Centre in Bydgoszcz. At the beginning it was a choir accompanied by an early instruments band. Currently, Concentus is a mixed choir. The ensemble performs both sacred and secular music written by Polish and European composers from the 15th to the 17th century.

The ensemble has several awards to be proud of, such as The Golden Strip at the 6th All Polish Carols and Pastorals Competition (Chełmno 2011), 2nd place at the X International Felix Nowowiejski Choral Music Festival (Barczewo 2011), and The Special Price of the Major of the City Bydgoszcz on the XXXIV Bydgoszcz Musical Impressions- International Meetings of Young Musicians (July 2011)

Patrycja Cywińska-Gacka is a music teacher, conductor and vocalist. She is a graduate from the Department of Music Education at Kazimierz Wielki University, the Departmant for Vocal Music at Music Academy in Bydgoszcz. After her studies, she started working in Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz. Since 2004, she has been a member of a band Collegium Vocale Bydgoszcz. She has cooperated with Pomeranian Quartet, Ars Nova, Capella Gedanensis, Capella Bydgostiensis and lutenists Magdalena Tomsińska and Henryk Kasperczak. She has recorded 5 CDs with medieval and Renaissance composition, Polish and European composers and also recordings for Polish TV and Polish Radio. She has conducted Concentus since 2007.

Bydgoszcz is a city with nearly 400,000 inhabitants, which for over 7 centuries has been harmoniously growing alongside the banks of the Brda and Vistula rivers. Bydgoszcz draws its wisdom and strength from the resources of spiritual and material heritage of three geographic and historic regions: Wielkopolska, Pomorze and Kujawy. Bydgoszcz is the capital city of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship and at the same time it is the largest city in Kujawy. The city has developed into one of the most important economic centers in Poland.

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