Joint Polish-Irish choral concerts and creation of a ‘space’ where Irish & European culture and music meets.

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 25 September 2019
in group PPN Community
Event date 20 Oct 19:00 - 21:00
Event location Longford

WHO:

Midlands Polish Community is an association which was established to support integration and cooperation among local Polish individuals, entrepreneurs and organizations as well as Polish-Irish integration and cooperation. It aims to create grounds for intellectual, artistic and physical development in the communities, support eco-friendly movements, animal welfare and charity works.

 

Tickets are €15 but we can do group tickets (min 10pers) for choirs if they are interested for €10.

 

WHAT & WHY:

‘Stanislaw Moniuszko & XIX century music’ – mini tour of Academy of Art Choir from Szczecin, Poland, joint Polish-Irish choral concerts and creation of a ‘space’ where Irish & European culture and music meets.

Midlands Polish Community is inviting semi-professional Academy of Art Choir from Szczecin, Poland to Longford and Limerick to perform shared concerts with local Irish choirs and individual musicians.

It is also to commemorate the bicentennial of birth of Stanislav Moniushkho – one of the greatest Polish composers, ‘father’ of the Polish national opera.

During the full 2-days stay in Ireland, members of the Polish choir will perform joint concerts with Irish choirs, will attend traditional Irish music session and visit Irish heritage sites. There will be a ‘space’ for mutual cooperation, exchange of cultural wealth and knowledge, promotion of beauty of diversity in our communities and creation of better understanding of our modern diversified communities. It will also be an opportunity to showcase Hidden Heartlands to the international visitors.

It will be a fantastic opportunity for the broad multinational audience of Midlands to hear Polish and Irish choral music of XIX century as well as learn more about Polish folk music, opera and church music. Stanislaw Moniuszko who was one of the most diversified Polish composers – wrote folk, classical, opera and church music of XIX century. For Polish nationals living in Ireland it will be also an opportunity to re-discover his works.

 

The proceeds from the concerts will be donated to support local charities and voluntary organisations.

 

WHEN & WHERE:

The mini-tour takes place from Friday, 18th October till Monday, 21st, October 2019.

Joint Polish-Irish concert will take place on Sunday, 20th October in St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford at 7pm. Performers that evening are: Longford County Choir, Athlone Choral Society, Irish harpist Niamh Columb and Academy of Art Choir from Szczecin, Poland.

More information about this event can be found on www.polishcommunity.ie (English and Polish version) or facebook page: Polish Community

Tickets can be purchased on www.polishcommunity.ie , in Polish grocery shops in Longford or before the concerts at the day.

 

More information:

Slavek Kazek, project manager, Midlands Polish Community

Ph 085 1463545

Email: contact.polishcommunity@gmail.com

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