Olivia Camerata will be performed for the eighth time

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 5.00 p.m. we invite you to the Olivia Sky Club (Olivia Tower building, 12th floor) for a concert of Christmas carols performed by the Choir of the Singing Society. K. Szymanowski under the direction of Józefa Siudaczyńska-Babicz. During the eighth edition of the Olivia Camerata concert series, students of the Secondary School of Music in Wrzeszcz will also perform: Marcin Marzejon – a student of the clarinet class of prof. Ireneusz Mraczek, Aleksandra Gajkowska and Maria Krueger, who will play in the flute trio with Prof. Katarzyna Czerwińska-Gosz. Free admission, registration at the event venue upon presentation of an ID card.

The concert program will include the most beautiful Christmas carols.

The Choir of the Singing Society Karol Szymanowski at the Collegiate Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Gdańsk


The choir was founded in 1945 on the initiative of Fr. Jan Kurdziel, at the Jesuit Fathers’ Church in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz. Then from 1971 to 1985. He worked at the Garrison Church in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz, and since 1985 he has been singing at the Collegiate Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz. The rapid development of the choir at the beginning of its activity was contributed to by Leon Snarski, who led it from 1947. In 1966. He passed the conducting baton to his assistant, Józefa Siudaczyńska, M.A., a graduate of the Faculty of Theory of Composition and Conducting at the Higher School of Music in Sopot. The Szymanowski Choir has earned a lasting position among the choirs of the Gdańsk Coast, achieving many successes. The concert life of the choir is very rich: regular concerts in churches during Holy Masses, participation in events organized by the Polish Union of Choirs and Orchestras, performances in countless places in Poland (m.in. in Krakow, Poznań, Słupsk, Częstochowa, Bydgoszcz, Łódź) and abroad: in Germany, Hungary, Sardinia, France, Lithuania, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Croatia, Spain and France, Portugal, Austria, the Czech Republic and Greece.

Together with all the choirs of the Archdiocese of Gdańsk, he participated in meetings with the Holy Father John Paul II in Zaspa in 1987 and at the Sopot Hippodrome in 1999. The band’s activity is not limited only to rehearsals and concerts. It also plays an educational role, which consists of: family trips, meetings with young people, joint New Year’s Eve parties, “cecilia” parties, bus and ship trips.

For its activities, the ensemble has been honoured with the badge “For merits for the City of Gdańsk”, the “Neptune Medal”, the “Gold with Laurel” badge by the Main Board of PZCHiO, the “Medal of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk”, the Honorary Diploma “Pro Ecclesia et Populo” and many awards and diplomas. In January 2008, the choir was honoured by the Coordinating Council of Gdańsk Catholic Associations with the Honorary Diploma “Pro Ecclesia et Populo”.

flute trio

Aleksandra Gajkowska and Maria Krueger – students of the Secondary Music School Fryderyk Chopin in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz in the flute class of prof. Katarzyna Czerwińska-Gosz. Winners of solo and chamber music competitions, they share their passion for music with both preschoolers and seniors on the occasion of community concerts in the Tri-City.

Marcin-Marzejon-i-Prof-Ireneusz MraczekMarcin Marzejon – clarinetist, graduate of the State Music School of the first degree Janina Garści’s Cathedral in Tczew. In 2009 he took second place in the Pomeranian Auditions of Wind Instrument Classes in Lębork. Currently, he is a student of the Secondary Music School. Fryderyk Chopin in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz in the clarinet class of prof. Ireneusz Mraczek and a student of the Gdańsk University of Technology.

He is the first clarinetist of the Scout Brass Band. Stanisław Moniuszko in Tczew, with whom he played a number of concerts, including during the 40th and 41st Film Music Festival in Gdynia, the XLIII National Festival of Youth Wind Orchestras (1st place in the category of Stage Concert of Large Orchestras), the 3rd Baltic Sea Festival of Wind Orchestras (1st place). In addition, he took part in such musical projects as the XVIII Musical Year for the Pomerania or concerts on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Music School Complex in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz at the Baltic Philharmonic (as a soloist) and the Oliwa Archcathedral. He perfected his skills at workshops and master classes with clarinetists such as Dr. Jan Jakub Bokun, prof. Jean-Marc Fessard, Associate Professor Bogdan Ocieszak, Grzegorz Wieczorek, PhD.

Stara Oliwa invites you to the event

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