WHO WE ARE

SKOWRONKI, SKOWRONECZKI, MAŁE SKOWRONKI

ABOUT US

ABOUT THE CHOIR

IN THE CHOIR SING LITTLE AND BIG GIRLS

The SKOWRONKI Girls’ Choir from Poznań, Polandwas established in 1950. From its beginning it has been affiliated with ZAMEK Culture Centre. Experienced and respected pedagogues-musicians look after the musical development of the girls and artistic program. The Choir is conducted and creatively inspired by its Artistic Director and Conductor Alicja Szeluga, an educator and choral music aficionado. The Vocal Coach Marzena Michałowska, and accompanying pianist Czesław Łynsza, as well as percussionist Beata Polak complete the musical team. The Skowronki Girls Choir also has programs for younger groups under Conductor Julia Lynsza. The ensemble is consists of 140 girls aged between 6 and 22. The singers of the choir are secondary school students as well as students from universities of Poznań. The group’s repertoire rediscovers and promotes works of various composers from different periods as well as performs pieces commissioned especially for the choir.
The Choir has taken part in festivals and choral workshops in Wrocław, Poland (Wratislavia Cantans), Latvia (Riga), (Wolfenbüttel, Usedom), Italy (Torino), and Israel (Jerusalem), Hungary (Veszprem), Great Britain (Worcester). It co-operates with the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, and has received invitations to participate in opera spectacles.

The SKOWRONKI Girls' Choir recorded for television, radio and released several CD albums. In 2010, the Choir was awarded received an “Honorary Badge for Services to Wielkopolska Province". Skowronki Girl’s Choir is the organizer of the “Trillme” biannual International Girls Choir Festival in Poznań.
The Choir is an active participant of Poznań’s and Great Poland’s musical life. The Choir has received many main prizes in nineteen European choir competitions of which the most important is the Grand Prix of National Choir Tournament LEGNICA CANTAT (2007) and Grand Prix of International Choir Competition in Ohrid in Macedonia (2011), and Grand Prix of Freamunde International Choir Competition in Portugal. It tours regularly, bringing Polish culture closer to the world and has performed in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia, France, Spain, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Portugal, Israel and in the United States.
The group’s performance highlight was a concert on one of the world’s most prestigious stages - Carnegie Hall, New York City. The two-hour performance, exuberantly applauded by American audience, was a huge success.
The choir’s discography includes eight CDs and twelve DVDs with concert recordings.

Prizes

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

GRAND PRIX

Freamunde International Choir Competition, Freamunde, Portugal, 2016

GOLD DIPLOMA, 3th Prize

47th National LEGNICA CANTAT Tournament in Legnica, Poland, 2016

GRAND PRIX

International Ohrid Choir Festival, Ohrid, Macedonia, 2011

1st PRIZE

Festival Internacional de Musica Cantonigros, Cantonigros, Spain, 2008

GRAND PRIX

37th National LEGNICA CANTAT Tournament in Legnica, Poland, 2007

1st Prize CUM LAUDE

54th European Youth Choirs Competition in Neerpelt, Belgium, 2006

1st Prize and the Henryk Karliński Award

35th National LEGNICA CANTAT Tournament in Legnica, Poland, 2005

2nd Prize

First National Passion Music Competition in Bydgoszcz, Poland 2004

1st Prize and the Henryk Karliński Award

33th National LEGNICA CANTAT Tournament in Legnica , Poland, 2002

2nd Prize

International Choir Competition in Randers, Denmark, 2002

1st Prize in the Gold Band

12th International Advent and Christmas Music Competition in Prague, 2002

The Gold Diploma

36th International Choir Competition in Międzyzdroje, Poland, 2001

The Golden Tuning Fork and the Minister of Education’s Cup

National Competition of Children and Youths in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2000

2nd Prize

Polyphonic “Guido d’Arezzo” Competition in Arezzo, Italy, 2000

Bronz Medal

International Children’s Choirs Competition in Celje, Slovenia, 1999

The Golden Tuning Fork and the Minister of Education’s Cup

National Competition of Children and Youths in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 1998

The Golden Tuning Fork and the Minister of Education’s Cup

National Competition of Children and Youths in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 1998

1st Prize

International Youths Choirs Competition in Veldhoven, Holland, 1996

1st Prize

First International F. Mendelssohn Competition in Dautphetal, Germany, 1996

1st Prize

International Eistetfood Music Festival in Llangollen, Great Britain, 1995

The Golden Tuning Fork and the Minister of Education’s Cup

National Competition of Children and Youths in Bydgoszcz, 1994

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