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Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble


8 June 2024 at 8pm in Christchurch Cathedral

The James Joyce Centre was delighted to endorse the Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble’s marvalous concert at Christchurch Cathedral on 8 June 2024 at 8pm.

During this, people embarked on a journey to timeless beauty with the exquisite works of Mikołaj Zieleński, transporting you to 17th century Venice, where his music captivates the soul with its depth and richness. An enchanting evening as we journeyed through Zieleński’s “Offertoria et Communiones,” a breathtaking collection of compositions published in 1611. From Zieleński’s extensive repertoire of 113 surviving works, the Emsemble carefully selected pieces to craft a captivating narrative steeped in the rich tapestry of salvation history. Let yourself be transported through the ages with texts inspired by the grandeur of Old Testament tales, the poignant narratives of the Gospels.

An unforgettable evening of musical mastery, where Zieleński’s compositions proudly stand alongside those of the greatest masters of the era. Don’t miss this extraordinary celebration of classical music brought to you by the Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble, under direction of ndrzej Kosendiak, renowned for their expertise in period instruments.

Mutliple awards winning Wroclaw Baroque Ensamble specializes in historical performance, uncovering lesser-known repertoire from Central Europe, particularly Polish Renaissance and Baroque music. Founded in 2012 by Andrzej Kosendiak, the ensamble operates under his artistic direction at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. Comprising exceptional instrumentalists and vocalists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, and Germany, the group has a rich recording history. Their albums, featuring works by Polish baroque composers, are available on Spotify and distributed worldwide by Naxos. The ensemble has graced major international festivals and performed across Poland and Europe.

The project is generously funded by the Arts Council, and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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