Warsaw Boys Choir from Poland spruces up this Christmas at K11 MUSEA

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23rd December 2019 – (Hong Kong) Traditions are often associated with an extremely rich treasury of musical culture. This Christmas, the Warsaw Boys Choir brings you an up-close connection to experience the traditional culture with a diversified genre from simpler song forms, to ordinary shepherd and folk songs. Its specially curated repertoire includes newly arranged traditional music for K11 MUSEA and songs that are performed in Hong Kong for the first time. We wish you a warm and joyful season with the sounds of young voices.

Date: 22 & 24 December

Time: 12:30 – 1:15pm | 4:30 – 5:15pm

Venue: Opera Theatre

Date: 23 December

Time: 12:30 – 1:15pm | 4:30 – 5:15pm

Warsaw Boys Choir was created in 1990 at the suggestion of prof. Andrzej Chorosiński, who was at that time the Rector of Warsaws Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music. The founder, artistic manager, and the conductor of the choir is Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz.

In 1998 also men’s choir was established. It is composed of former members of boys’ choir – currently students of high schools and universities.

Warsaw Boys’ and Men’s Choir gives approximately 30 concerts per year in Poland and abroad. Choir’s repertoire is composed of the pieces coming from almost all periods – from Middle Ages Gregorian chant to the compositions written in present times. Separate part of choir’s work is devoted to great oratorio works, which are often performed in famous concert halls, under the leadership of conductors of mark. Starting from the 1994 the choir worked with such celebrities as Antoni Wit, Kazimierz Kord, Grzegorz Nowak, Jacek Kaspszyk, Yoav Talmi, Jerzy Semkow, Philippe Herreweghe, Valeryj Gergiev and Krzysztof Penderecki whose piecesPassionMatinsCredo for good became a part of choir’s repertoire.

Travels abroad, during which choir’s performances were met with recognition from both the audience and the critics, have become an essential form of choir’s activity. Among others, choir visited: the Netherlands (1994), Germany (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004), France (1996), and Lithuania (1997). In November 1999 and December 2001 choir toured Japan, performing in prestigious concert halls of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. Choir performed at the international music festivals: the „Echternach” festival in Luxembourg, the Europaische Festspieltage Passau and the International Festival of Sacral Music in Kristiansand in Norway. In Poland choir works with the most prestigious musical institutions, such as Warsaw Philharmonic, Wielki Theatre – Polish National Opera, International Festival „Wratislavia Cantans”.

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