Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Warsaw, Poland

Pawel Choina conductor

Magdalena Gruziel assistant conductor


Title Composer Lyrics
Leć głosie po rosie (Voice flow on dew) Marcin Wawruk (b. 1963) Kurpie-folk
Sicut lilium Marek Raczynski (b. 1982) Song of Songs, Old Testament
Cantate Domino Vytautas Miskinis (b. 1954) Psalm 96
Marika na stol sedeshe (Marika was sitting on a chair) Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000) Folk
Kum i kuma (Godfather and godmother) Bartosz Kowalski (b. 1977) Jan Czeczot (1796-1847)
Leć głosie po rosie (Voice flow on dew) Marcin Wawruk (b. 1963) Kurpie-folk
Marika na stol sedeshe (Marika was sitting on a chair) Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000) Folk
W mojem ogródecku (In my garden) Folk Folk


Warsaw University of Life Sciences ­ SGGW Chamber Choir was established in 2014 as an enhancement of WULS-SGGW Folk Dance Ensemble Promni. The choir is mostly composed of students and graduates of WULS passionate about music and choral singing. The repertoire consists of different style pieces from early music to 20th and 21st century music with an emphasis on choral arrangements of popular and folk music. The Choir has been awarded with golden diploma on 2nd Polish Festival of Choral Music Cantantes Lublinensis (Lublin, 2017), 3rd prize on 3rd Academic Choir Overview Saint Cross (Kielce, 2016). Until 2018 the conductor of the choir was Joanna Maluga. Since then conductor is Pawel Choina. The assistant conductor is Magdalena Gruziel and general manager is Radoslaw Puszylo.

Pawel Choina is a conductor, pianist, arranger and choral singer. He received his musical education at Frederic Chopin Music University in Warsaw, graduating with honors in class of Slawek A. Wroblewski. Nowadays he is a PhD candidate of this University. In period 2010-2015 he has worked with several choirs in Warsaw. Since 2015 he was assistant conductor in Warsaw University of Life Sciences Chamber Choir and in 2018 he became the main conductor of the choir. He is also the conductor and artistic director of Harfa Male Voice Choir in Warsaw. He is artistic director of the Polish section of the European project for choral conductors – ADD­UP and member of main board of Polish Union of Choirs and Orchestras.

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. The metropolis stands on the Vistula River and its population is over 1,7 million. Warsaw is called the Phoenix City because of its complete reconstruction after the severe damage it suffered in World War II, which left over 85% of its buildings in ruins. Warsaw's Old Town has been placed on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites as "an outstanding example of a nearly total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century. Warsaw hosts many cultural events and festivals: The International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition, The International Contemporary Music Festival Warsaw Autumn, The International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition, The Mozart Festival.