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Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis

Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis was invented by Jan Andrzej Dabrowski in January 2000. Since September 2000 till July 2002 it acted as a part of Culture & Art Centre (OkiS) in Wroclaw. In April 2002 the members of Schola founded "The Association Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis".

Programme

Our programme contains concert and liturgical activity relevant to discovering the oldest sources of sacred music, particularly from the Lower Silesia region.

Main artistic successes of the group

In February 2001 Schola participated in a Mass inaugurating the activity of the College of the Eastern Europe; the mass was celebrated in the Wroclaw Cathedral by His Eminence Henryk Cardinal Gulbinowicz and one of many participants was Jan Nowak Jezioranski.

On the night of June 23th, 2001 Schola performed a nine-hour service of the Eve of birth of St. John the Baptist - the patron of Wroclaw; this project received the patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

In August 2001 Schola took part in an international project Codex Calixtinus transmitted by the European Radio Union to many european countries.

In September 2001 some fragments of Exaltation of the Cross Vespers were performed during the concert inaugurating the Silesia Cantat festival in Jelenia Gora.

In 2002 the group performed the final concert of the Monody Festival in Plock and inaugurated a cycle of concerts titled Music in a Culture in Poznan.

In 2002 Schola was invited to the 10th Songs of Our Roots Festival in Jaroslaw as a festival choir.

Since June 12th till June 14th, 2003 Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis was singing during The European Forum Lviv - Wroclaw.

On 8th April, 2004 Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis was invited by Franciscan Fathers and The Feliks Nowowiejski Music Society in order to perform Solemn Liturgy for the Holy Thursday during the Francisian Passion Week cycle in Poznan. During the Eucharist of Maundy Thursday Schola performed Gregorian Chant according to the Poor Clares Graduale Monasticum (1257). The original Latin lyrics were replaced by Polish text based on the Bible translated by Jakub Wujek SI in year 1599. It was probably the first performance of complete Mass with Gregorian Chants in native language in history.

Since October 2nd till October 9th, 2004 Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis, performed two concerts in Alsatia, during the Voix et Route Romaine festival.

Near the end of the year 2004 Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis together with vocal group Bornus Consort recorded a CD titled "In Agenda Defunctorum" - reconstruction of the complete requiem mass combined of gregorian chant and polyphonic requiem composed by Johannes Ockeghem.

Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis together with Schola of the Wegajty Theatre (with which Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis has been cooperating since 2001) takes part in performances of liturgical dramas Ludus Danielis, Ludus Passionis, Ludus Paschalis and Ordo Stellae.

Cantor Scholae Gregorianae Silesiensis 
Robert Pozarski

Cantor Scholae Gregorianae Silesiensis Robert Pozarski studied the chant interpretation among others by Marcel Peres in Paris. He is one of the founders of Lector Schola Cantorum, which was established in 1988 in Warsaw by The Metropolitan Seminary. As a cantor he recorded two Medieval Polish Monastery Services dedicated to St. Stanislaw and to St. Adalbert (Wojtechi). He is a member of the Bornus Consort vocal group. He was one of six soloists in international project Codex Calixtinus, which took place at the festival Europa 2000. Robert Pozarski sings as well baroque and contemporary repertoire with the most known polish groups and orchestras.

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