Olsztyński Chór Kameralny „Collegium Musicum”
Janusz Wiliński - conductor
Bogusław Grabowski (Gdańsk) - organs
Pauli Andriuskevicius ( *1980)
Laudate Dominum 2’30
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933-2010)
Zdrowaś bądź Maryja
Vytautas Miškinis (*1954)
O Sacrum Convivium
Ola Gjeilo (*1978)
solo: Marcelina Russak-Szepel
Organ Improvisation Ubi Caritas
Ēriks Ešenvalds (*1977)
Ola Gjeilo (*1978)
Urmas Sisask (*1960)
Heliseb Valjadel (Ring in the Filds)
solo: Alicja Czulewicz
Ronius Kutavicius (*1932)
„Ad Patres” Sonata Pagal
M.K. Čiurlionio paveiksly cikla “Laidotuviu Simfonija”
Ēriks Ešenvalds (*1977)
· Stars solo: Aleksandra Jasinowicz
· Salutaris Hostia solo: Alicja Czulewicz i Katarzyna Miller
· Ancient Prairie solo skrzypce: Barbara Pliszka
THE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CHAMBER CHOIR was created and operates continuously since December 1977 at the Municipal Cultural Center in Olsztyn. The choir's conductor is since 1984, Janusz Wiliński. The pattern of the seventeenth-century musical societies group gathers amateur musicians, graduates of the State Music School and the Faculty of Education and Art Education of UWM in Olsztyn, but also doctors, students, teachers, lawyers, economists, businessmen. The numerous successes of the choir are based not only on professional education but, above all, fascination with singing. The atmosphere of common interests, systematic deepening of knowledge and skills as well as persistence in pursuing the goals set by the conductor allowed to create a group with a very high artistic level. Numerous festival presentations, prizes in significant national and international competitions, records, radio and television recordings are just external signs of success that the choir achieved. The essence of this success is the joy of group singing, which the choristers find in working together and transmit to their listeners. The group performed several hundred concerts in Poland and abroad, singing in churches, professional and improvised concert halls and schools. It prepared and performed dozens of oratorio and cantata works. It has successfully given concerts in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Russia, Hungary, the USA, the Great Britain and France with very good critical reviews and opinions.
JANUSZ WILIŃSKI Conductor and choirmaster, graduate / distinction 1986 / F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the choral conducting faculty of prof. Andrzej Banasiewicz.
He began his artistic activity in 1980 as a student at the State Music School in Olsztyn, running a choir at the parish of Saint Joseph in Olsztyn. He collaborated with choirs: University of Warsaw, University of Lapland / Finland / And Music Academy in Gdańsk. Since 1984, Janusz Wiliński has been the conductor and artistic director of the Olsztyn Chamber Choir "Collegium Musicum". With all his vocal groups he toured with great success both in churches and prestigious concert halls almost all over Europe, as well as in the USA. He sits as a juror in choir competitions, conducts choral workshops in Poland and abroad. He is a laureate of numerous awards and distinctions. The Olsztyn Chamber Choir "Collegium Musicum" conducted by him received the Platinum CD for the "Silent Night" and the Phonographic Academy Award FRYDERYK 2010 in the YEAR ALBUM OF CHOIR AND ORATORY MUSIC category for the CD with music by Feliks Nowowiejski / cooperation with the Warmia and Mazury Philharmonic Orchestra. In the years 1986-1992 he was a choirmaster at the Warmia and Mazury Philharmonic. Janusz Wiliński is also a co-creator of the project Philharmonic Europa in Lübeck (Germany) and the founder and conductor of the Orchestra "Sinfonia Varmiensis" of the Olsztyn Music Society.Thanks to his passion and talent, the choir "Collegium Musicum" owes many great artistic events, interesting acquaintances and great honors at the most prestigious competitions and festivals in Poland and Europe. Awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage with the Bronze Medal "Gloria Artis".
BOGUSŁAW GRABOWSKI was born in 1955 in Sopot. The organist and composer is a professor at Music Academy in Gdańsk. He is the author of curriculum at the Faculty of Church Music. Furthermore, he teaches organ playing and improvisation. Moreover, he gives lectures at numerous theological universities. He has been the chief organist at the St. Mary’s Co-cathedral Basilica in Gdańsk since 1985. His activities have included organisation of about 800 concerts in Pomerania. He’s the director of the Gdańsk International Organ, Choir & Chamber Music Festival. As an active musician, he performs both in Poland and abroad (Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, the USA, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, and Russia). He recorded numerous CDs including Polish, German, and American organ music, his own compositions (featuring choirs and symphonic orchestras), as well as improvisations. Not only is he an outstanding organist, composer, and improviser, but also he specialises in organ designing, building, and renovation. In recognition of his work, he was awarded numerous prizes and commendations.