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Łódź | The 100th anniversary of the birth of John Paul II


Artists of the Grand Theatre in Łódź will take part in the offical celebrations the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope John Paul II organised by the Archdiocese of Łódź in the Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanisław Kostka on 18 May 2020.

After a solemn mass celebrated at 6 p.m. by Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś, there will be a concert performed by artists of the Grand Theatre in Łódź: Vocal Ensemble of Łódź Chamber Musicians (Magdalena Cierzniewska, Aleksandra Borkiewicz, Ewelina Dachowska, Olga Maroszek, Przemek Cierzniewski, Adam Józef Węgliński, Adam Suwald, Michał Jan Barański), organist Jakub Garbacz and soloists: Aleksandra Borkiewicz (soprano), Hanna Okońska (soprano), Olga Maroszek (mezzo-soprano) and Dominik Sutowicz (tenor).

The programme will include Ave Maria by Charles Gounod, Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini, Ave Maria by Franz Schubert and three choral works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Mother of the Heavenly Lord, Hail Mary! and We shall Praise You Forever.

The proceedings of the anniversary will be broadcast online on the YouTube channels of the Archidiocese of Łódź and Grand Theatre in Łódź.