Works by composers from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland will be performed during the Polish Radio Choir concert at the headquarters of the National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice on 6 October 2019 at 6 p.m. The ensemble will be led by an excellent conductor, Prof. Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny.
"The selected compositions show how faith in God intertwines with admiration over nature and what it brings with it in all these countries. The works are extremely harmonically colorful, sparkling with the colors of nature and emotions, and apart from the full composition of the choir, they use the solo possibilities of its members. Polish works will include Hail o Mother by Aleksandra Chmielewska, which was awarded in the Composition Competition of the Center for Thought of John Paul II and which will be performed for the first time this evening" – says Franków-Żelazny, Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny, an outstanding Polish choirmaster, in 2013 associated with the Polish Radio Choir, and currently acting as the artistic director of the National Forum of Music Choir.
The programme of the evening will also include works by Polish composers such as Katarzyna Danel (Gladness of Nature), Marek Raczyński (Rain on the Sea) and Jacek Sykulski (Pater Noster and Stoi lód na Prośnie). We will also listen to Oremus from the series Gloria Patri by Urmas Sisask, Lucis Creator by Vitautas Miskinis, The Deer’s Cry by Arvo Pärt, Outflow by Jēkabs Jančevskis and Salutation and Northern Lights by Ēriks Ešenvalds.