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Gorzów | "Silent Night" Oratorio Concert

NIMiTThe oratorio concert "Silent Night" will introduce us to the atmosphere of the upcoming Christmas. On 17 December 2021 at 7.00 p.m. Sabrina Stachel will conduct for the first time the Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir of the Maritime University in Szczecin in the frame of the "Conductor-in-residence" programme of the National Institute of Music and Dance.

The concert will begin with Camille Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio, which will be perfectly complemented by Silent Night – a concert of Christmas carols for choir and string orchestra arranged by Maciej Małecki.

The magical story of Christmas Eve according to Saint-Saëns was premiered in 1858 at the St. Magdalene Church in Paris during the Midnight Mass. Christman Oratorio is a ten-part piece for five solo voices, choir, string quintet, organ and harp. Thanks to gentle and simple harmonies, the vocal and orchestral parts create an intimate atmosphere.

In 2006 Jan Łukaszewski, director of the Polish Chamber Choir, inspired Maciej Małecki to make his own arrangement of selected Christmas carols. This is how Silent Night was created – an original composition that preserves the spirit of tradition and beautiful Polish Christmas songs. Anna Fabrello, Małgorzata Pańko-Edery, Jadwiga Postrożna, Przemysław Borys and Jerzy Butryn will perform as soloists.

The concert is co-organised by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of its own programme "Conductor-in-residence", financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

Ticket information: https://www.filharmoniagorzowska.pl/pl/calendar/event/1934/2021-12-17/19:00