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Concert of 17th Century Polish Masterpieces with Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble

8 June 20:00 - 22:00

€15 – €25

Experience poignant 17th-century Polish music in Irish premiere, Venetian style, with period instruments. Don’t miss this unique concert !

🎻 Embrace the Musical Majesty of Mikołaj Zieleński, one of the Greatest Composers of Polish Baroque!

Step into a realm of timeless beauty as we invite you to immerse yourself in the exquisite works of Mikołaj Zieleński, straight from the heart of 17th century Venice. Join us for an enchanting evening as we journey through Zieleński’s “Offertoria et Communiones,” a breathtaking collection of compositions published in 1611. From Zieleński’s extensive repertoire of 113 surviving works, we’ve 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, and the vivid imagery found in the Acts.

Prepare to be enthralled by the diverse range of Zieleński’s compositions, from the grandeur of majestic double choirs to the intimacy of solo vocal parts. Delight your senses as you experience a symphony of sounds, brought to life by period instruments such as theorboes, organs, harpsichords, harps, viola da gambas, violones, and dulcians in enchanting configurations. Witness the transformative power of music as we breathe new life into Zieleński’s works, daring to explore uncharted realms of expression. In a poignant moment of reflection, we honor the spirit of resurrection by presenting the duet “Mitte manum tuam” solely through instruments—a stirring testament to our unwavering faith.

Join us for 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 Andrzej Kosendiak, renowned for their expertise in period instruments.

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


M. Zieleński

Offertoria et Communiones Totius Anni’

Ecce Virgo concipiet (communione; In festo Annuntiationis Beatae Mariae Virginis)

Deus firmavit orbem terrae (offertorium; In secunda Missa Nativitatis Domini)

Viderunt omnes fines terrae (communione; In tertia Missa Nativitatis Domini)

Fantasia II a tre*

Vox in Rama (communione; In festo Sanctorum Innocentium)

Vidimus stellam eius (communione; In Epiphania Domini)

Responsum accepit Simeon (communione; In festo Purificationis Beatae Mariae Virginis)

Fantasia I a tre*

In monte Oliveti (motetto)

Salve festa dies (Motetto in festo Paschae)

Mitte manum tuam (communione; In festo Sancti Thomae Apostoli)

Ascendit Deus (offertorium; In festo Ascensionis Domini)

Spiritus Sanctus docebit vos (communione; Feria secunda post Pentecostes)

Video caelos apertos (communione; In festo Sancti Stephani)

Benedictus sit Deus Pater (offertorium; In festo Sanctissimae Trinitatis)

Exiit sermo inter fratres (communione; In festo S. Joannis Apostoli et Evangelistae)

Iustorum animae in manu Dei (offertorium; In festo Omnium Sanctorum)

Ortus de Polonia (Motetto de S. Stanislao)



Wrocław Baroque Ensemble

Aldona Bartnik – soprano

Aleksandra Turalska – soprano

Daniel Elgersma – countertenor

Piotr Olech – countertenor

Maciej Gocman – tenor

Jacek Wisłocki – tenor

Tomáš Král – bass

Jaromír Nosek–bass

Zbigniew Pilch – 1st violin

Mikołaj Zgółka – 2nd violin

Piotr Chrupek –viola

Julia Karpeta – viola da gamba

Krzysztof Karpeta – cello

Maximilian Ehrhardt – harp

Marta Niedźwiecka – chest organ

Přemysl Vacek – theorbo

David Brutti – cornett

William Lyons – dulcian

Ferdinand Hendrich – alto sackbut

Masafumi Sakamoto – tenor sackbut

Hans-Martin Schlegel – bass sackbut


We hope to see you there, sharing in the magic of this unforgettable evening with us!


8 June
20:00 - 22:00
€15 – €25
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