New work by Krzesimir Dębski will have its premiere on November 18, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdańsk.
The work was composed to commemorate the 1050 anniversary of Poland’s baptism. In 966, the pagan ruler of the Polans tribe, Mieszko I, was baptized and converted to Christianity. The Christianization restructured the state’s power elite by downgrading traditional tribal elders and pagan priests and upgrading incoming clergy who helped education, culture, and diplomacy to flourish in Poland.
Misterium will be premiered by the Polish Chamber Choir under Jan Łukaszewski and guest soloists - Krzesimir Dębski (violin, II conductor), Krzysztof Ścierański (bass guitar), Bogusław Grabowski (organ), Norik Minasyan (duduk), Barbara Merdinger (mandolin) and Michał Górczyński (clarinet).
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.