Choral Music Concert Filharmonia Narodowa

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Choral Music Concert
Bartosz Michałowski, photo: Weronika Kosińska

The requiem is an exceptional musical genre, almost every example of which is linked to the mourning of a particular individual or collectivity. Initially the name requiem meant a setting of the texts of the funeral mass, strictly defined by liturgical books. Over time, the genre became more independent, thanks to composers who chose the words of the cycle with increasing freedom. For many years, the reason behind the composing of the moving Requiem by Herbert Howells, one of the leading representatives of twentieth-century English choral music, was believed to have been the painful loss of his son. However, archive research has shown that this composition was written a few years earlier. Only later did the work acquire an overwhelmingly personal significance for the composer, who waited almost 40 years before publishing it. Howells’s Requiem will be performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, conducted by its director, Bartosz Michałowski, in an exceptional concert of sacred choral music from different parts of twentieth-century Europe related largely to the theme of passing. The programme will conclude with the Missa brevis by the Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström, who died a few years ago and would have turned 80 this year.

Bartłomiej Gembicki



Ewa Wołoszkiewicz

Graduated with honours from the class of solo singing of Tadeusz Szeligowski Second Grade Music School in Lublin, as well as Department of Vocals and Acting at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków, under supervision of Agnieszka Monastyrska. She polished her vocal skills during courses with Ryszard Karczykowski, Paul Esswood, Eva Blahová, Bożena Betley, Aleksander Teliga.

Ewa Wołoszkiewicz made her debut at the Kraków Opera as Pamina in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She also performed solo soprano parts in Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen under the baton of Paul Esswood and participated in numerous concerts organized by Academy of Music in Kraków.

In 2013–2020 she was both a choir member and a soloist in Henryk Wieniawski Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Lublin. Since 2017, she has been associated with Vocal Ensemble of the Lublin Academy of Early Music, performing solo parts in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Georg Friedrich Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K.626 and Great Mass in C minor, K.427.

Ewa Wołoszkiewicz takes part in numerous music project, performing solo parts, in both large-scale and chamber music forms.

She performed in, among others, Henryk Wieniawski Philharmonic in Lublin, Karol Szymanowski Kraków Philharmonic, Music Theatre in Lublin, Kraków Opera, Łaźnia Nowa Theatre in Kraków, Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin, Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów, Myroslav Skoryk Lviv Philharmonic, Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music in Wrocław and Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv.