Choirs to pay tribute to Nowowiejski


The town Barczewo invites to the great feast of singing from 2 to 4 June 2016. As part of the XV International Feliks Nowowiejski Choir Music Festival fourteen performers will showcase their talent. In addition to choirs from different parts of Poland guests from Belarus will also turn up.

The organizers of the event aim to commemorate the composer born in Barczewo and promote his choral and oratory music. Festival will be hosted in Polish and English. Admission to all concerts is free.

The festival will start on Thursday, June 2nd at. 17.45 on the square in front of the Nowowiejski monument. Then the participants will march through the streets of the city, and will sing together "Rota" and "Hymn of Warmia". To both of these pieces patron of the festival composed the music. For 19.00 the opening concert was planned – at the amphitheater or in the St. Anne’s Church.

On Friday auditions for the contest will begin in the Treasury of the European Culture at. 9.00 and will continue until 17.30. Alongside in the Music Salon scientific conference "Music in Warmia and Mazury" will be held (9.00-16.00), and the choirs will give a total of 21 accompanying concerts – at schools, in community centers and churches in the district of Olsztyn, in the city of Olsztyn and in Dźwierzuty. A further seven concerts are planned for the next day (including the one in Święta Lipka).

Also on Saturday the organizers planned beating the Poland’s record in the choral singing of the "Hymn of Warmia" (Old Town in Barczewo, at. 11.00), organ concert (at 15.00) and a gala concert and the announcement of the results of the festival (at 19.00) in the St. Anne’s Church in Barczewo.

The main organizer of the event is the Association for Civil Initiatives in Barczewo. More information about the program and participants of the festival can be found on its website.