Success of the UG’s Academic Choir at the 15th Feliks Nowowiejski International Choral Music Festival | University of Gdańsk | Uniwersytet Gdański

Success of the UG’s Academic Choir at the 15th Feliks Nowowiejski International Choral Music Festival

The University of Gdańsk’s Academic Choir has taken the Grand Prix at the 15th Feliks Nowowiejski International Choral Music Festival Barczewo 2016, and Professor Marcin Tomczak, for many years the artistic director and conductor of the UG’s Academic Choir received a special award for best conductor. But that was not the end of the awards! At the same festival our choir also received a special prize for the best rendition of a folk-inspired piece and a gold diploma for the highest number of points.

The main aim of the festival is to commemorate the figure of Feliks Nowowiejski, composer, conductor, pedagogue, author of the music to The Oath, and to popularise his a cappella choral compositions and oratory works. This year’s festival was special in that we are celebrating the Year of Feliks Nowowiejski – 2016 sees the 70th anniversary of his death and 2017 the 140th anniversary of his birth.

Sixteen groups from Poznań, Bydgoszcz, Białystok, Szczecin, Belarus and elsewhere took part in the festival. From a selection of works, choirs had to sing one of his most popular compositions. During the competition, the jury assessed the dynamics  of the works, intonation, rhetoric, music expression and the choice of repertoire as well as the dramaturgy of the programme.

The main prize, the Grand Prix of the 15th Feliks Nowowiejski International Choral Music Festival Barczewo 2016 was won by the University of Gdańsk’s Academic Choir. The group received an honorary diploma, a ‘Feliks’ statuette and a cash prize to the value of 10,000zł.

Professor Marcin Tomczak, for many years the artistic director and conductor of the UG’s Academic Choir, received a special prize for best conductor. But that was not the end of the awards! Our choir also received a special prize for the best rendition of a folk-inspired piece for a work by Fidel G. Calalang Jr, Ayug Ti Amianan, and a gold diploma for the highest number of points – 97.5.

 

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2016, July 5 - 10:09am