WPA UAM Chamber Choir

Kalisz, Poland

Beata Szymańska conductor

Adam Michalak, Maciej Jakubowski solo vocals


Title Composer Lyrics
Exultate justi Ludovico da Viadana (1560-1627) Bible
Cantate Domino Josu Elberdin (b. 1976) Bible
Makedonsko oro Todor Skalovski (1909-2004) Todor Skalovski (1909-2004)
Alleluia Jake Runestad (b. 1986) Bible
Sicut lilium inter spinas Marek Raczyński Bible
Bogoroditse Devo, raduysia Sergey Khvoshchinsky (b. 1957) Bible


The choir was established in 1996 by Beata Szymanska, the choir’s director. The group consists of students and graduates of Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. The choir performs in Poland and abroad, participating in many international and local artistic events - in 2016 was awarded Grand Prix of the Liviu Borlan International Choral Competition in Romania. Chamber choir also takes part in various symphonic projects. In May, the choir performed under the baton of Agnieszka Duczmal.

Beata Szymanska is a graduate of Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and a director of Kalisz International Organ and Chamber Music Festival. In 2017 she was honoured with a Merit Award for Kalisz.

WPA UAM Chamber Choir comes from Kalisz - one of the oldest towns in Poland, located on a very important and strategic point along the historic "Amber Trail", connecting Roman Empire with Baltic Sea coast. Situated in the picturesque valley of Prosna river, Kalisz is the second largest town in the region of Greater Poland. Here the past is harmoniously intertwining with the present, creating a unique atmosphere.