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The International Festival Wratislavia Cantans in one of the most important European events in the field of classical music. It was founded in 1966 by Andrzej Markowski. The general director of the Festival is Andrzej Kosendiak, and the artistic director is Giovanni Antonini. 


Wratislavia Cantans is a feast of music, in which the main part is played by the human voice. Irrespective of the place, time and culture in which works of music were written, the voice – as the most excellent among musical instruments: fascinating and inspiring, has always occupied a special position in artists’ creativity.  That is why the International Festival Wratislavia Cantans has drawn the attention of music lovers in and outside Poland, and every year Wrocław in the first weeks of September becomes a European capital of culture – the European capital of vocal art.  The festival is strongly embedded in history, however it keeps inspiring composers to write new works, commissioned annually by the Festival.

The Festival presents the human voice in different forms and genres, and in various performance makeups – from vocal recitals, through consort performances, down to choral and oratorio music involving dozens of singers.  The festival is intended to present works in all musical styles, created in various music centres in all epochs of history. 

Wratislavia Cantans is a synonym of the highest quality in respect of performance and governance.   Concerts featuring world-famous stars of classical music every year attract thousands of music lovers to the beautiful historical interiors of Wrocław and Lower Silesia.  So far Wratislavia Cantans has invited superb soloists and conductors, and among them: Philippe Herreweghe, Andreas Scholl, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh, Ton Koopman, Gustav Leonhardt, and numerous ensembles, including:  Collegium Vocale Gent, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Il Giardino Armonico, The English Baroque Soloists.  

Wratislavia Cantans is a member of the prestigious European Festivals Association (EFA), with its seat in Ghent, Belgium.

Edition 2019

06
September 2019 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Henryk Wieniawski Theatre
Domenico Scarlatti – Tolemeo e Alessandro
Szczawno-Zdrój
06
September 2019 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Coptic Hymns
 
07
September 2019 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Domenico Scarlatti – Tolemeo e Alessandro
 
07
September 2019 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Coptic Hymns
Bielawa
07
September 2019 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In the Shade of the Holy Mount Athos | Greek Byzantine Choir
Krzeszów
07
September 2019 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Zubin Mehta | Mahler – Symphony No. 3
 
08
September 2019 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Stanislaus, St Dorothy and St Venceslaus
Beatum Incendium | Medieval Manuscripts
 
08
September 2019 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Military Academy, Royal Hall
Domenico Scarlatti – Tolemeo e Alessandro
Legnica
08
September 2019 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Minor Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Coptic Hymns
Bardo
08
September 2019 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
In the Shade of the Holy Mount Athos | Greek Byzantine Choir
 
09
September 2019 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
Black Hall
Fairy Tales. Finding or Losing Our Identity – a MusMA concert
 
09
September 2019 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Minor Basilica of St John the Apostle and Evangelist
Coptic Hymns
Oleśnica
09
September 2019 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Minor Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Nicholas
In the Shade of the Holy Mount Athos | Greek Byzantine Choir
Bolesławiec
10
September 2019 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
A Mediterranean Mosaic | Mozarabic Chant
 
11
September 2019 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Collegiate Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A Mediterranean Mosaic | Mozarabic Chant
Głogów
12
September 2019 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Muza Arts Centre
Songs from the Forests and Fields | Traditional Polish Folk Music
Nowogrodziec
12
September 2019 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus
Alessandro Scarlatti – Rediscovered Works
 
13
September 2019 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Alessandro Scarlatti – Rediscovered Works
Syców
13
September 2019 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Songs from the Forests and Fields | Traditional Polish Folk Music
Środa Śląska
13
September 2019 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Vivaldi – Juditha Triumphans
 
14
September 2019 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Black Hall
Introduction to Songs from the Forests and Fields | Traditional Polish Folk Music
Accompanying event
14
September 2019 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Songs from the Forests and Fields | Traditional Polish Folk Music
 
14
September 2019 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Church of St John the Baptist
Sud, sud – A Musical Journey from Rome Beyond the Mediterranean Sea
Krotoszyn
14
September 2019 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus
Inspirations from Venice
 
15
September 2019 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
White Stork Synagogue
Sud, sud – A Musical Journey from Rome Beyond the Mediterranean Sea
 
15
September 2019 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Minor Basilica of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Inspirations from Venice
Strzegom
15
September 2019 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Summertime – Porgy and Bess
 

Edition 2018

01
September 2018 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Foyer of the National Forum of Music
Exhibition of drawings by Eugeniusz Geppert related to the centenary of Poland regaining its independence
 
07
September 2018 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
King Roger
Concert version
07
September 2018 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Masters of French Baroque | Środa Śląska
Free admission
08
September 2018 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Histoire du soldat
Igor Stravinsky
08
September 2018 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Henryk Wieniawski Theatre
Masters of French Baroque | Szczawno Zdrój
 
08
September 2018 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Minor Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Media vita in morte sumus | Bardo
 
08
September 2018 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus
Spiritual Capital of Poland
 
09
September 2018 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Oratorium Marianum
Masters of French Baroque
 
09
September 2018 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Dream of Scipio | Bielawa
Free admission
09
September 2018 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Media vita in morte sumus / In the midst of life we are in death
 
10
September 2018 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, foyer -1
Meeting with composers | accompanying event
 
10
September 2018 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
Black Hall
Love is(n’t) in the air | A concert of MusMA
 
10
September 2018 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Media vita in morte sumus | Syców
Free admission
11
September 2018 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
In Paradisum
 
12
September 2018 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
White Stork Synagogue
Monteverdi – Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi
 
12
September 2018 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In Paradisum | Kłodzko
 
13
September 2018 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Madame Curie
 
13
September 2018 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St John the Baptist
Monteverdi – Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi | Krotoszyn
Free admission
13
September 2018 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of Our Lady the Queen of Poland
The Power of Ukrainian Voices | Głogów
Free admission
14
September 2018 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
In tempore belli / At the Time of War
 
14
September 2018 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Minor Basilica of St John the Apostle and Evangelist
The Power of Ukrainian Voices | Oleśnica
Free admission
15
September 2018 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
The Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
 
15
September 2018 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Military Academy, Royal Hall
Battaglie, follie e addii | Legnica
 
15
September 2018 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Stanislaus, St Dorothy and St Venceslaus
The Power of Ukrainian Voices
 
16
September 2018 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Oratorium Marianum
Vaghezze e ricercari – musical treasures of Wrocław University Library
 
16
September 2018 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Verdi – Requiem
 

Edition 2016

03
September 2016 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Symphony of Remembrance
 
04
September 2016 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Beethoven 9
 
05
September 2016 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
The Rules of Love and Soul
 
06
September 2016 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
kościół pw. Podwyższenia Krzyża Świętego
The Bach Dynasty - 150 Years of Motets
 
06
September 2016 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Improvising Mozart - cancelled
 
07
September 2016 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Brzeg, Ratusz
Mozart's Sonatas for fortepiano and violin
 
07
September 2016 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
The Bach Dynasty - 150 Years of Motets
 
08
September 2016 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Town Hall, Principal Room
Affetti musicali
 
08
September 2016 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Mozart's Sonatas for fortepiano and violin
 
09
September 2016 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
bazylika mniejsza Nawiedzenia NMP
Affetti musicali
 
09
September 2016 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Oława, Centrum Sztuki
Music for a Mixed Taste
 
09
September 2016 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
bazylika mniejsza Wniebowzięcia NMP i św. Mikołaja
And You Must Suffer
 
09
September 2016 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Et Lux
 
10
September 2016 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Chamber Hall
Enigma Fortuna
 
10
September 2016 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Teatr Zdrojowy im. Henryka Wieniawskiego
Music for a Mixed Taste
 
10
September 2016 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Oratorium Marianum
Adventures
 
11
September 2016 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Red Hall / Black Hall
Music for a Mixed Taste
 
11
September 2016 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
And You Must Suffer
 
11
September 2016 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
kościół pw. Wniebowzięcia NMP
Enigma Fortuna
 
12
September 2016 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Orient – Occident
 
13
September 2016 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Mysterious Voices
 
13
September 2016 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
kościół Matki Bożej Różańcowej
Improvvisando
 
14
September 2016 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Akademia Rycerska, Sala Królewska
Young Masters
 
14
September 2016 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Oratorium Marianum
Improvvisando
 
14
September 2016 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
kościół pw. Niepokalanego Serca NMP, ul. Kościelna 4
The Spirit of Bulgarian Song
 
15
September 2016 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
kościół pw. Matki Boskiej Częstochowskiej
The Spirit of Bulgarian Song
 
15
September 2016 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Malczyce, kościół pw. Niepokalanego Poczęcia NMP
Young Masters
 
15
September 2016 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Polish National Catholic Cathedral
His Majesty Mozart
 
15
September 2016 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
kościół pw. św. Apostołów Piotra i Pawła
Fathers and Sons
 
16
September 2016 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Kamieniec Ząbkowicki, kościół pw. Wniebowzięcia NMP i św. Jakuba Starszego
Young Masters
 
16
September 2016 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
kolegiata Wniebowzięcia NMP
The Spirit of Bulgarian Song
 
16
September 2016 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Fathers and Sons
 
17
September 2016 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Stanislaus, St Dorothy and St Venceslaus
Young Masters
 
17
September 2016 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans on tour
Kościół Pokoju
Fathers and Sons
 
17
September 2016 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Biber – Missa Salisburgensis
 
18
September 2016 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Tone Has the Living Soul
 
18
September 2016 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
St Matthew Passion
 

Edition 2017

07
September 2017 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Monteverdi – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
 
08
September 2017 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Colours of Sounds | Środa Śląska
 
08
September 2017 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Evangelical-Augsburg Church of Divine Providence
The Art of Fugue
 
08
September 2017 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Monteverdi – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
 
08
September 2017 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Kalisz Philharmonic hall
La Morte della Ragione | Kalisz
 
09
September 2017 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Chamber Hall
Accompanying event | The Charm of the Impossible
 
09
September 2017 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
The End of Time
 
09
September 2017 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Evangelical-Augsburg Church of Apostles John and Peter
The Art of Fugue | Syców
 
09
September 2017 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Minor Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
La Morte della Ragione | Bardo
 
09
September 2017 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus
Monteverdi – Vespers
 
10
September 2017 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Town Hall, Principal Room
Rosa del ciel – Musical Treasures of Wrocław University Library
 
10
September 2017 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Price’s Castle, Hall of the Chivalry
The Art of Fugue | Oleśnica
 
10
September 2017 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
White Stork Synagogue
La Morte della Ragione
 
11
September 2017 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Et exspecto resurrectionem
 
11
September 2017 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St John the Baptist
Rosa del ciel – Musical Treasures of Wrocław University Library | Krotoszyn
 
12
September 2017 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Moniuszko – The Phantoms
 
12
September 2017 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Moniuszko – The Phantoms
 
13
September 2017 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Stabat Mater | Bolesławiec
 
13
September 2017 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Basilica Minor of St Elizabeth
500 Years of Reformation
 
14
September 2017 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Young Masters | Bielawa
 
14
September 2017 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Stabat Mater
 
15
September 2017 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Polish National Catholic Cathedral
Masters of Italian Polyphony
 
15
September 2017 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Telemann – Brockes-Passion | Kłodzko
 
15
September 2017 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of Our Lady the Queen of Poland
Young Masters | Głogów
 
16
September 2017 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Young Masters
 
16
September 2017 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Polish National Catholic Cathedral
Telemann – Brockes-Passion
 
17
September 2017 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Wrocław Opera
Mozart – La clemenza di Tito
 

Edition 2015

06
September 2015 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Wratislavia Cantans 1966–2015: Overture!
 
07
September 2015 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Mahler - 9th Symphony
 
08
September 2015 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Polish National Catholic Cathedral
Handel – Alexander’s Feast
 
09
September 2015 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Oratorium Marianum
Melanconia - musical treasures of Wrocław University Library
 
10
September 2015 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Wisdom, Love & Transcendence
 
10
September 2015 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
kościół Matki Bożej Różańcowej
The Four Elements
 
10
September 2015 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
A Musical Journey. Russian Choral Song from the 16th to the 20th c.
 
11
September 2015 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Town Hall, Principal Room
Musica Rediviva - Musical Treasures of Wrocław University Library
 
11
September 2015 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Born Mad
 
11
September 2015 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Chamber Hall
Non udite lo parlare? – the voice of the violin in the Baroque era
 
12
September 2015 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
The Four Elements
 
12
September 2015 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Skriabin - Prometheus, Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
 
12
September 2015 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
The Hidden Face of the Renaissance - the Art of Ornamentation
 
13
September 2015 | Sunday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Mozart – The Great Mass in C minor
 
14
September 2015 | Monday
Wratislavia Cantans
University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus
Jauchzet Gott
 
15
September 2015 | Tuesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Cathedral of St John the Baptist
Wratislavia Pulcherrima: Revival of a concert of the 1st Oratorio-Cantata Festival ‘Wratislavia Cantans’ on 18 August 1966
 
16
September 2015 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Celebrating Tadeusz Strugała's 80th birthday
 
16
September 2015 | Wednesday
Wratislavia Cantans
Evangelical-Augsburg Church of Divine Providence
Meystern ob allen Meystern – Conrad Paumann and the 15th-century German keyboard school
 
17
September 2015 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
Black Hall
Bach – Goldberg Variations
 
17
September 2015 | Thursday
Wratislavia Cantans
University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus
Biber – Mystery Sonatas Part I
 
18
September 2015 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Dido and Cleopatra
 
18
September 2015 | Friday
Wratislavia Cantans
University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus
Biber – Mystery Sonatas Part II
 
19
September 2015 | Saturday
Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Mahler – Symphony of a Thousand
 

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