Concert online in memory of John Paul II

Date: 21-06-2020 Hour: 21:00

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła, over 30 great artists from Poland, the United States, England, Germany, Korea, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and Switzerland will join together to pay tribute to the Great Pole.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

The concert is dedicated to the memory of John Paul II, whose life testimony still touches the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world. John Paul II was a great advocate of piece and human rights and a steadfast defender of human dignity. He tirelessly worked towards bettering relations among religions, which he considered as a path leading to friendship and love among people from different traditions.

Program:

the world premiere of arias from the opera Hiob Job of Job by Krzesimir Dębski written on the basis of the drama of Karol Wojtyla ordered by the Polish Royal Opera, Legend and Caprise by H. Wieniawski, Ave Maria by F. Schubert, Laudate Dominum by W.A. Mozart, Panis Angelicus by C. Franck, Pie Jesu by G. Foure, “Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi..” from ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’ Gioacchino Rossini, God is a God song composed by Kevin Miller to the words by Kenneth Overton, Paquita Variation from Le Corsaire by L.Minkus and A. Adam, “Tear” and Prayer “On the Wings” songs by S. Moniuszko, Gavotte from Partita for solo violin by JS Bach, Cadenza for solo violin by K. Penderecki, Melody by I. Paderewski, Meditation from the Opera Thais by J. Massenet, pieces by F. Chopin performed by outstanding pianists and guitar virtuoso, Adagio from the Ballet Giselle by A. Adam, Meditation from Souvenir d’un lieu cher by P. Czajkowski, Roxana’s song from the Opera King Roger by K. Szymanowski, Variation from the Chopiniana Ballet to the music by F. Chopin and choreography by M. Fokin, song “Do you know this country” by S. Moniuszko, songs by M. Karłowicz: “Speak to me still” to the words by K. Tetmajer and “Before the eternal night” to the words by Z. Krasiński, Polish Caprice from the collection of Miniatures for Violin by G. Bacewicz.

The teaching preached by John Paul II was filled with optimism. Today, in the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, we need this optimism all the more. We are convinced that our unique concert will keep on the hope and light that John Paul II lit up.

WHEN: Sunday, 21st of June, 9pm London time, 2pm New York time
LINK TO THE CONCERT: here

 

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