2022 is the 200th birthday of an exceptional man – St. Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński, Archbishop of Warsaw and founder of the Sisters of the Family of Mary for the care of orphans who have been running houses in Białołęka for almost 100 years, where 200 Jewish children were rescued during the war. On this occasion, on the 11th of September, 2022 at 19.15 in the Warsaw Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Klasyków 21 street, performance of a piece He was said to have lost by Jerzy Cembrzyński, written especially for this occasion will take place.
Warsaw Philharmonic, Polish Royal Opera and the Ave Choir will take part in the event conducted by Barbara Hijewska. The piece He was said to have lost for choir, soloists and orchestra consists of 11 musical images from the life of St. Zygmunt, which lead you through the most important events in his biography. Words based on the thoughts of St. Zygmunt were arranged by Bartłomiej Włodkowski. Jerzy Cembrzyński, a Grammy winner, composed suggestive and emotional music. The audience will find themselves in the heat of the fight near Trzebawa in 1848, they will witness Słowacki's death, they will hear Feliński's dramatic conversation with Fr. Mikoszewski, they will finally go to exile. Finally, they will enter the Warsaw cathedral with Cardinal Wyszyński