POLISH RADIO CHORUS, KRAKOW
The Polish Radio Choir, Kraków, was founded by Jerzy Gert in 1947 and until 1993 was an integral part of the Orchestra and Choir of Polish Radio and Television. Since January 1995 the ensemble has existed independently as the Polish Radio Choir in Krakow with Włodzimierz Siedlik appointed as its director and artistic manager. The Polish Radio Choir has performed and recorded innumerable vocal and instrumental compositions under the baton of many distinguished Polish and foreign conductors, among them Stanisław Wisłocki, Jan Krenz, Jerzy Semkow, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Yuri Ahronovitch, and Bruno Bartoletti, as well as having Nadia Boulanger as a guest. The choir has a wide range of repertoire of unaccompanied and accompanied choral music from various periods, and has recorded many works for the archive of the Polish Radio and CDs for Polish and foreign companies. The choir has collaborated in staged performances of Schoenberg’s opera Moses und Aron in various theatres, including Darmstadt, Palermo, Stuttgart, and Hamburg.