At the invitation of the Academic Choir of the University of Warsaw, the Corale Quadriclavio of Bologna is going to take part to a music event of great relevance. On April 24, 2015, the two choirs, together with the KameLeon Choir, the Collegium Musicum of Warsaw University and the Academic Choir of the Engineering University of Warsaw, accompanied by the National Symphonic Orchestra of Polish Radio Station, will perform the Verdi Requiem, in occasion of the solemn commemoration of the tenth anniversary from the death of Pope Joannes Paulus II.
The event will certainly have a wide appeal in whole Poland, given the huge respect from people that the personality of Joannes Paulus II always had in that country.
The night before, on April 23, the Corale Quadriclavio is joining a Choir Festival at Warsaw University, where they are going to perform songs a capella of Ludovico Grossi da Viadana, Tomas Luis da Victoria, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Charles Gounod, Gioacchino Rossini, Claude Debussy, Anton Bruckner.
It is not the first time that the Corale Quadriclavio is engaged in prestigious European collaborations. In June 2014, together with the Opera Choir of Leipzig and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, they performed the Verdi Requiem at the Opera House of Leipzig, raising great success among both critics and general public; having the Leipzig Opera House invited the Bologna group specifically for that event.
The Corale Quadriclavio is an amateur polyphonic choir formed in Bologna in 1995, specialised in classical and baroque sacred music, with orchestral and “a cappella” accompaniment. The choir of the University of Warsaw is one of the most ancient academic choir in Poland. The National Symphonic Orchestra of the Polish Radio Station represents Polish culture on the international artistic scene and it has collaborated with some of the greatest composer of the XX century: Witold Lutoslawski, Henryk M. Gorecki e Krzysztof Pendrecki, presenting the first performances of their works.
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