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WARSAW PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

The Warsaw Philharmonic Choir was founded in 1952 by Zbigniew Soja and gave its first concert in May 1953 under the then artistic director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Witold Rowicki. The present choirmaster Henryk Wojnarowski has held this position since 1978. The choir’s wide repertoire includes more than 150 oratorios and choral works, ranging from the Middle Ages to contemporary music. Each year the choir collaborates in some ten symphony and oratorio concerts with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. The choir also performs regularly at the Warsaw Autumn Festival and in Wrocław at the Wratislavia Cantans Festival. Polish music, in particular works of Krzysztof Penderecki, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Wojciech Kilar, is a very important part of the choir’s repertoire. The choir performs widely in Poland and is also very active internationally, with appearances throughout Europe, as well as in Israel and in Turkey. In addition to performances with leading orchestras, the choir has also participated in opera at La Scala, Milan, La Fenice in Venice, and elsewhere. In 1988 and 1990 the choir was invited to the Vatican to take part in the celebrations of the successive anniversaries of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate, with concerts televised throughout Europe. In December 2001 the choir, together with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, performed for John Paul II once again, in a special concert commemorating the centenary of the Warsaw Philharmonic, this time presenting the Missa pro pace by Wojciech Kilar. In 2009 the choir recorded the only complete version of Moniuszko’s Seven Masses, awarded the Polish Fryderyk and French Orphées d’Or.


Box Set Release Catalogue Number
MAHLER Complete Symphonies Naxos 8.501502
PENDERECKI Choral Works (Masterpieces of the 20th Century) Naxos 8.505224
PENDERECKI Symphonies Nos 1-5, 7, 8, Orchestral Works Naxos 8.505231


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
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Role: Choir 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BRAHMS, J.: Choral Music (Wolak, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) Naxos
8.572694
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
BRAHMS, J.: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) (Libor, T.E. Bauer, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) Naxos
8.573061
Choral - Sacred
BRAHMS, J.: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) (Libor, T.E. Bauer, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio) Naxos
NBD0039
Choral - Sacred
Choral Concert: Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir - MAKLAKIEWICZ, J. / NOWOWIEJSKI, F. / NIEWIADOMSKI, S. CD Accord
CDAccordACD048
Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
DVOŘÁK, A.: Requiem (Libor, Wolak, Kirch, Monarcha, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) Naxos
8.572874-75
Choral - Sacred
DVOŘÁK, A.: Requiem (Libor, Wolak, Kirch, Monarcha, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio) Naxos
NBD0046
Choral - Sacred
JANACEK, L.: Glagolitic Mass / Sinfonietta (Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach, Malanowicz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Wit) Naxos
8.572639
Choral - Sacred
JANACEK, L.: Glagolitic Mass / Sinfonietta (Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach, Malanowicz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio) Naxos
NBD0026
Choral - Sacred
KILAR, W.: Koscielec 1909 / Piano Concerto / Bogurodzica / Exodus (Malicki, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) CD Accord
CDAccordACD120
Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
KILAR, W.: Missa Pro Pace (Kord) CD Accord
CDAccordACD079
Choral - Sacred
KILAR: Bogurodzica / Piano Concerto / Hoary Fog / Koscielec 1909 Naxos
8.557813
Choral - Sacred
MAHLER, G.: Naxos Mahler Album (The) Naxos
8.578124
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand" (Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir, Warsaw Boys Choir, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.550533-34
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand" (Warsaw Philharmonic and Choir, Wit) (Blu-ray Audio) Naxos
NBD0009
Orchestral
MAKLAKIEWICZ, J.: Swietokrzyska Mass / Missa tertia in honorem sancti Francisci Confessoris / Polish Mass (Wojnarowski) CD Accord
CDAccordACD122
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI (Eternal) Naxos
8.572134
Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Canticum canticorum Salomonis / Kosmogonia (Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) Naxos
8.572481
Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
PENDERECKI, K.: Credo (Kord) CD Accord
CDAccordACD066
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Credo / Cantata in honorem Almae Matris Universitatis Iagellonicae sescentos abhinc annos fundatae (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.572032
Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
PENDERECKI, K.: Polish Requiem (Klosinska, Rappe, Minkiewicz, Nowacki, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.557386-87
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Polymorphia / Anaklasis / Fluorescences / Threnody To the Victims of Hiroshima / Intermezzo / Kosmogonia (Wit) (2-LP set) Naxos
NAC-LP002-03
Choral - Secular
PENDERECKI, K.: Seven Gates of Jerusalem, "'Symphony No. 7" (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.557766
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: St. Luke Passion (Klosinska, Kruszewski, Tesarowicz, Kolberger, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.557149
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem" (Kord) CD Accord
CDAccordACD036
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Symphony No. 8 (first version 2005) / Dies irae / Aus den Psalmen Davids (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.570450
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Te Deum / Hymne an den heiligen Daniel / Polymorphia / Ciaconna (Klosinska, Rehlis, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.557980
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki (A) (Mutter, Müller-Schott, Dutoit, Gergiev, Urbański) Accentus Music
ACC-20276
Classical Concert
PENDERECKI, K.: Utrenja (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.572031
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI: 7 Gates of Jerusalem (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
100009
Classical Documentary
PENDERECKI: 7 Gates of Jerusalem (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100008
Classical Documentary
SCHUMANN, R.: Scenen aus Goethes Faust (Scenes from Goethe's Faust) (Warsaw Boys' Choir, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) Naxos
8.572430-31
Choral - Secular
SCHUMANN, R.: Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Scenes from Goethe's Faust) (Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio) Naxos
NBD0015
Choral - Secular
Story of Naxos (The) - The Soundtrack Naxos Special Projects
9.00124
Choral - Sacred
SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Harnasie / Mandragora / Prince Potemkin: Incidental Music to Act V (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.570723
Ballet, Orchestral, Ballet
SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Stabat Mater / Veni Creator / Litany to the Virgin Mary / Demeter / Penthesilea (Wit) Naxos
8.570724
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (Minkiewicz, Broja, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio) Naxos
NBD0022
Orchestral
SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (Wit) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5017
Classical Concert
SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Symphony No. 4, "Symphonie Concertante" / Harnasie (Kord) CD Accord
CDAccordACD027
Ballet
SZYMANOWSKI: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 (Wit) Naxos
8.570721
Orchestral
WEINBERG, M.: Symphony No. 8, Op. 83, "Tveti Pol'shi", "Kwiaty Polskie" (Polish Flowers) (Dobrowolska, Marciniec, Bartminski, Wit) Naxos
8.572873
Orchestral

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