2 Feb 2019 19:30 - Polish Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 61 Watlington St, Reading RG1 4EH

This concert of Polish choral music brings together sacred music ranging from the early 18th century Gorczacki, to living composers Lukaszewski and Roxanna Panufnik.  Alongside these are a wonderful
Magnificat by Arvo Pärt (from nearby Estonia) and the fascinating folk song settings from Kurpie.

This forested, formerly isolated, province of north-eastern Poland has its own highly individual folk traditions and music. Szymanowski’s Six Songs from Kurpie (1929) and Górecki’s Five Kurpian songs (1999) were both inspired by a famous 1928 collection of over 1000 songs.

We hope you will enjoy this varied and unusual programme.
Grzegorz Gorczycki: Missa Paschalis
Pawel Lukazewski: Nunc dimitis
Pawel Lukazewski :Ave Maria
Karol Szymanowski: Six songs from Kurpie
Henryk Gorecki: Five Kurpian songs
Roxanna Panufnik: Kyrie after Byrd
Arvo Pärt: Magnificat

The nearest parking is at Queens Road car park.

Saturday 2 February at 7.30 pm
Sacred Heart Church, Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4EH
Tickets – Full: £15 • Concessions: £10 • Under 18: £5
Family deal: Children under 18 free if two adult tickets are purchased.

0118 947 8097
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/459546 (booking fee applies)