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Joy & Devotion: The Polish Sacred Music Festival

Poland’s sacred music extravaganza returns to St Martin-in-the-Fields for the third time.

7th – 11th November, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London

*20% Discount Code Available – See bottom of this page for more*

The Joy & Devotion festival, celebrating the great tradition of sacred choral music from Poland from across the centuries, returns to St Martin-in-the-Fields this November. 

Presented by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under the artistic direction of leading Polish composer and conductor Paweł Łukaszewski, the festival aims to bring the rich treasures of Polish music to the UK.

Now in its third year, Joy & Devotion is built around three main evening concerts from esteemed British choirs: The Brabant Ensemble, The Carice Singers and The Epiphoni Consort. Each performance delves into a rich tapestry of Polish music. As much of the pieces are seldom heard beyond Poland , the festival is a unique opportunity for audiences to experience this evocative music.

In the opening concert (7th November), The Brabant Ensemble, known for its thoughtful and imaginative explorations of early music, focuses on music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Conducted by Stephen Rice, the music illustrates the abundant variety and artistry of Polish musical culture in the 16th and 17th centuries.

At the second concert (10th November), entitled Maryja, The Carice Singers present a beautifully conceived sequence from Andrzej Panufnik to Penderecki, exploring the sounds, colours and sense of profound spirituality that Polish composers have found to express their adoration for the Mother of God.

The Epiphoni Consort close this year’s Joy & Devotion festival with a concert (11th November) celebrating the passion and resurrection of Christ with a sumptuous selection of contemporary works, including two by Joy & Devotion Artistic Director, Paweł Łukaszewski.

Official Festival Webpage with complete information:

Festival for Polish Sacred Music ‘Joy & Devotion’ | Culture.pl

Direct Links to Book tickets for each concert:

The Brabant Ensemble; The Carcice Singers; The Epiphoni Consort

A 20% Discount Code is available when booking through the St Martin in the Fields Website. Please write the word: POLSKA or SAWA (both work) in the ‘Promo Code’ box at the checkout.

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