Andrzej Kosendiak /fot. Sławek Przerwa
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Star of Europe. A Concert Celebrating the Edith Stein Year
8:00 PM
Holandia, Echt, Sint-Landricuskerk

J. de Sainte-Colombe XLIV Concert à deux violes esgales "Tombeau Les Regrets": Les pleurs
M.T. Łukaszewski De profundis
J.S. Bach Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I
C. Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine SV 206: Pulchra es
B. Pradal Miserere
F. Couperin Troisième leçon de ténèbres
C. Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine SV 206: Nigra sum
M. Zieleński Vox in Rama
G. Allegri Miserere mei, Deus
G.B. da Palestrina Canticum canticorum (fragment)
J.S. Bach Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080: Contrapunctus II
Ł. Urbaniak De profundis
J. de Sainte-Colombe XLIV Concert à deux violes esgales "Tombeau Les Regrets": Les pleurs (version for solo viola da gamba)


Andrzej Kosendiak – conductor
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble:
Aldona Bartnik, Aleksandra Turalska – sopranos
Daniel Elgersma – countertenor
Maciej Gocman – tenor
Tomáš Král – bass
Julia Karpeta – viola da gamba
Krzysztof Karpeta – violone
Přemysl Vacek – theorbo
Marta Niedźwiecka – chest organ
NFM Choir
Lionel Sow – artistic direction of NFM Choir

Holandia, Echt, Sint-Landricuskerk

This year has been declared the year of Edith Stein, who became the saint and patron of Europe. Wrocław was her home city because it was here that she was born in 1891. During the war, she was captured by the Nazis and died a tragic death in the concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The concert of the soloists, the NFM Choir and Wrocław Baroque Ensemble conducted by Andrzej Kosendiak will be an event honouring the memory of the saint on the eve of her liturgical remembrance.

Edith Stein went down in history as a philosopher seeking a path to spiritual growth. She conducted broad scholarly activities, focusing on phenomenology. She gave up the Jewish faith and converted to Roman Catholicism, and her sincere desire to pursue the truth led her to enter the Carmelite nunnery in Cologne. Edith Stein was last seen on 7 August 1942 at the Main Railway Station in Wrocław during a stop of a train carrying her along with other Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The concert with the participation of soloists and ensembles of the National Forum of Music – the NFM Choir and Wrocław Baroque Ensemble š will be dedicated to this Edith Stein, a very special member of Wrocław community. The compositions performed will include works of Renaissance and Baroque composers, such as Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Claudio Monteverdi, Johann Sebastian Bach, and François Couperin. The programme will also include works by Polish composers: Mikołaj Zieleński, who worked at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries, and contemporary artists: Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszewski and Łukasz Urbaniak.

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