Academic Choir of Gdansk University of Technology

Gdansk, Poland

Mariusz Mróz - conductor

Competition Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Gospodi Pomiłuj Anonymous Orthodox church
Sanctus Benedictus Tomas Luis de Victoria Bible
Wesele Sieradzkie Karol Mieczysław Prosnak Karol Mieczysław Prosnak
Virga Jesse Anton Bruckner Bible
Rondo Lapponico Gunnar Hahn Gunnar Hahn

Sacred Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Wieczeri Twojeja Aleksiej Fiodorowicz Lwow Orthodox church
Dies Irae Lukas Zdenek Bible
Alleluja Randall Thompson Bible

The Academic Choir of Gdańsk University of Technology was founded in 1965. The choir's repertoire mainly consists of oratorios, missas and litanies of different styles and eras from baroque to neo-romanticism. The choir has rich concert activity in the country and abroad and with great success has participated in many choral contests and festivals. They have won many awards such as: Golden and Silver Diploma at International Choir Festival in Międzyzdroje – 2010 (Poland), Note Tres Bien (Very Good) at 47th Montreux Choral Festival – 2011 (Switzerland), Grand Prix, Trophies and Golden Diplomas at International Choir Festival “Gaude Cantem” in Bielsko-Biała – 2011 (Poland).

The choir always tries to support and promote development of music culture in its surroundings and to promote and represent well both their University and country abroad.

Mariusz Mróz has been the conductor and leader of the choir since 1992. Born in 1968, he studied at the Gdańsk Musical Academy at the Dept. of Choral Conducting. He has participated in several conductoring contests, and was a prize-winner at one such event. He also has taken part in the Master's Courses in Brugges (Belgium). From the moment he started to work with this choir he enriched the musical life of the University by introducing symphonic, cameral works, oratorios and organizing and performing concerts on local, national and international level.

Gdansk is a city with almost half a million inhabitants and is a beautiful port on the Baltic Sea. You can look Neptune, the god of the sea, in the eye and wave at the lady in the window. You can take a walk down the Long Market and call at Artus Court, walk in the footsteps of the main character of Gunter Grass "The Tin Drum," or look at the stars of Hevelius also. Also, you can get a taste of authentic revolution by learning about the birth and origins of Solidarność.

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