In 2017 we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the premiere of The Vespres of Ludźmierz
In 2017 we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the premiere of The Vespres of Ludźmierz – a great work by Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz to the lyrics by Leszek Aleksander Moczulski. On this occasion we cordially invite you to ICE Kraków for a unique concert with the premiere line-up of soloists, to be given on 4 November 2017 at 6.00 pm
Since its premiere in 1992, Vespres has been a great success and enjoyed undying popularity, acclaimed by the critics and the audience alike. The concert was given more than a hundred times in Poland and abroad in great churches and cathedrals, in Chicago, Toronto, New York, recently also in Live and Vilnius, and as a flagship achievement of Polish culture at EXPO ’98 in Lisbon. Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz created a composition that enchants us with its artistic value and its spiritual power. It is a tribute to Our Lady the Queen of Podhale. The music of Vespres is extraordinarily diversified, with elements of classical highlanders’ folklore, oriental music, as well as traditional church music (harmonium parts) and choral parts. Leszek Aleksander Moczulski’s beautiful poetry lyrics is based on the Psalms of David add special value to the entire work. The Vespres consists of 18 chants – psalms, sung solo and with the choir. The participation of popular stage performers and their perfection in rendering solo parts makes the concert easily digestible even for less sophisticated listeners, only sporadically exposed to classical music. The Vespres captivates the audience that every time leaves the concert delighted with it, and the standing ovation and encores have no end. Sacred buildings are a natural setting for the work. On its 25th anniversary time has come to showcase it to the wide audience in the most prestigious concert halls throughout Poland. Starring on the 4th of November in ICE Kraków: Hanna Banaszak, Beata Rybotycka, Elżbieta Towarnicka, Grzegorz Turnau, Jacek Wójcicki, Kuba Badach, the Podkarpackie Philharmonic Orchestra in Rzeszów and joined choirs: the Choir of the Musical Faculty of the University of Rzeszów (trained by Bożena Stasiowska-Chrobak), the Mixed Choir of Wawel Cathedral (trained by Andrzej Korzeniowski) and the Jan Szyrocki ZUT in Szczecin (trained by Szymon Wyrzykowski). The entire concert is under the baton of Rafał Jacek Delekta.