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‘Singing Gardens’ is a series of artistic events with the participation of school choirs from the Silesian region, taking part in the nationwide project „Singing Poland”. The coordinator of the Silesian region of „Singing Poland”, Danuta Jeziorowska, co-created the concept of the project and cooperates with the Music Education Department of the City of Gardens in its organization.
The concert hall of the City of Gardens will host outstanding, competition-winning vocal ensembles from educational and cultural institutions in Silesia: the Children’s Choir of the Silesian Opera directed by Maja Białas-Drzewiecka, Youth Choir of the Silesian Opera dir. by Oskar Zgoła, the Omega Voice choir (Omega Primary School in Katowice) dir. by Alicja Kotyl, the bel Canto choir (I High School in Rybnik) dir. by Lidia Blazel-Marszolik, the Piano-Forte children’s choir and Radość children’s ensemble (Primary School in Radostowice) dir. by Katarzyna Machnik, the Parole Melodiche choir (Primary School in Suszec) dir. by Alicja Pastuszka-Koczar, the Chamber Choir of the Academy of Music in Katowice dir. By Krystyna Krzyżanowska-Łoboda. In addition to the concerts, happenings with the participation of the choirs in various unexpected places in Katowice are planned.
The project is mainly aimed at children and young people from Silesian primary and secondary schools, while the size of the concert hall makes it possible to invite all music lovers who are keen on choral singing and have time on the dates indicated and hours before/at noon (11.00/12.00). The repertoire of the performances will be very wide and varied: from charming children’s songs by Małgorzata Nowak-Guzowska and others, through arrangements of folk melodies and Silesian uprising songs, film and pop music hits, to choral masterpieces from the works of such composers as Józef Świder, Marcin Wawruk, Jan Krutul and Gordon Young. There will also be interaction with the audience and joint singing. Free admission to all concerts!