Musica Divina 2019

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  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Encouraged by the success of last year’s festival, the organisers of Musica Divina bring the second instalment of events taking place “in a space sanctified by prayer and tradition”. Between 6 and 14 August, we will hear six concerts joined by the common idea of experiencing sacrum through music. They are held in some of Kraków’s most beautiful churches, including the Church on the Rock, the Basilica of St. Mary and the Franciscan Church.

La Nuove Musiche from Slovakia presents works by Monteverdi and his contemporary Italian composers, the acclaimed Graindelavoix Ensemble from Antwerp performs Penitential Psalms by Orlando di Lasso, while Tavagna recalls the traditions of Corsican polyphonic singing. Divine music also features in mysterious songs from the Nuckö region in Estonia, brought to life by the Frima-Ambrosini-Vicens trio, and in the 17th and 18th century French repertoire based on the Old Testament performed by Ensemble Barocum. During the finale, Sirin from Belarus presents inspired old Ruthenian music. (Sebastian Rerak)


6 August, 8:30pm
Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec
Le Nouve Musiche Selva morale e spirituale

8 August, 8pm
Franciscan Church
Graindelavoix Orlando di Lasso's Penitential Psalms

10 August, 8pm
Jesuit Church
Tavagna Cor di memoria

12 August, 8pm
Pauline Church
Trio: Anna Maria Friman & Marco Ambrosini & Catalina Vicens Nordic Psalms

13 August, 8pm
Pauline Church
Ensemble Barocum Old Testament Lessons

14 August, 8:30pm
St Mary's Church
Sirin Angels and People

Accompanying events:
9 August, 7pm exhibition Postscriptum by the artists associated in the VeraIcon (Galeria Znaczy Się, ul. Kościuszki 37)
9 August, 11am lecture by Björn Schmelzer, leader of Graindelavoix (Wyspiański Pavilion, pl. Wszystkich Świętych 2)



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