Capella Cracoviensis: Music Matronea

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In architecture, a matroneum is a gallery or stand supported by columns. It is found mainly in churches, usually above the vestibule or main entrance. Capella Cracoviensis wants us to change the definition a bit: Biber, Bach, Gorczycki, Schütz, Handel... The sounds of their music will be heard from the matroneum, or to put it another way, from the choir, where the singers and instrumentalists will be located. The idea behind the Music Matronea concert series is to give all the works written for churches across the past centuries the proper context and to enable listening them in the intended manner. This will give us a better feel and understanding of how this music was listened to centuries ago, at the time of their first performances. During the three concerts in June, the richly decorated matroneum in the Baroque interior of the Church of St Anne will resound with sonatas by Biber, Schmelzer and Corelli, cantatas by Bach and Schütz, Gorczycki's Conductus funebris and Handel's Dixit Dominus.

13 June 2024, 8:30pm
Music Matronea | Bach

Matthias Weckmann Toccata in a
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber Sonata VII from the collection Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes
Johann Sebasstian Bach Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren BWV 154
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III
Johann Sebasstian Bach Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort haltoen BWV 59
Marcin Świątkiewicz organ / conductor
Magdalena Łukawska soprano
Ilona Szczepańska alto
Dominik Czernik tenor
Sebasstian Szumski bass
Agnieszka Świątkowska Zofia Wojniakiewicz violin
Mariusz Grochowski viola
Monika Hartmann cello
Paweł Gajewski Marian Magiera trumpet
Tomasz Sobaniec timpani

20 June 2024, 8:30pm
Music Matronea | Schütz

Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki Conductus funebris
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Ciaccona in A
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Sacro-profanus concentus musicus sonata nr 9
Arcangelo Corelli Sonata da chiesa op. 3 nr 2
Heinrich Schütz Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz
Seojin Kim violin / concertmaster
Magdalena Łukawska soprano
Matylda Staśto-Kotuła alto
Piotr Szewczyk Szczepan Kosior tenor
Przemysław Józef Bałka bass
Jadwiga Czepielowska violin
Natalia Reichert Jacek Dumanowski viola
Monika Hartmann cello
Klaudia Łoboda organ
Marian Magiera Paweł Gajewski trumpet

27 June 2024, 8:30pm
Music Matronea | Händel

George Frideric Handel Nisi Dominus
George Frideric Handel Organ Concerto in A major
George Frideric Handel Dixit Dominus
Marek Toporowski organ / conductor
Antonina Ruda Michalina Bienkiewicz soprano
Matylda Staśto-Kotuła alto
Piotr Szewczyk tenor
Sebasstian Szumski bass
Agnieszka Świątkowska Zofia Wojniakiewicz violin
Jacek Dumanowski Aneta Dumanowska viola
Konrad Górka cello
Marek Toporowski organ

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