UNIVERSITY OF LODZ CHOIR

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UNIVERSITY OF LODZ CHOIR

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ CHOIR

The University of Lodz Choir was established in 2009. Prof. Andrzej Ryłko and his daughter Aleksandra Ryłko-Sutowicz are its founders and conductors.

The choir, whose members include students, graduates, employees and enthusiasts of the university, graces academic ceremonies such as inaugurations of the academic year, its endings, ceremonies of presenting honorary titles. It also takes part in the annual editions of the Lodz Festival of Art, Science and Technology as well as in other artistic events, including charity events (e.g. for Gajusz Foundation and the Lodz Children's Hospice).

The choir cooperates with cultural institutions from Lodz and the region performing, among others, at Filharmonia Łódzka, Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music in Lodz and at local monuments such as the Biedermann’s Palace, metropolitan cathedral and other churches. It also represents the university and the city in the country and abroad.

The choir has many secular and sacred pieces in its repertoire, including early music and compositions by contemporary artists. The musicians' work has been appreciated by the organisers and jurors of Polish and foreign competitions, festivals and other artistic undertakings.

The UL Choir took part in the international project "Beethoven Project" (2013), coordinated by the University of Luxembourg, which culminated in the co-performance of the Ninth Symphony (together with the Jack Martin Haendler Chamber Orchestra and vocal ensembles from Luxembourg, Slovakia, Lithuania, Great Britain and Italy).

The University of Lodz Choir has also cooperated with the Choir of Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany), and in 2018 it hosted the conductor, Professor Conrad Seibt, in Lodz.

NEWS

OUR SUCCESSES

The 15th National Polish Carol and Pastorals Competition, Chełmno 2020

  • Golden Band for the University of Lodz Choir

The 6th Festival of Carols and Pastorals in Rzeszów, 2019

  • Silver Diploma for the the University of Lodz Choir

Feliks Nowowiejski International Festival of Choral Music in Barczewo, 2019

  • Silver Diploma for the Female Choir of the University of Lodz "Con Cuore"
  • Silver Diploma for the University of Lodz Choir

The 1st National Competition of Sacred Music "Hope in the Choir" in Tykocin, 2018

  • Silver Diploma for the Female Choir of the University of Lodz "Con Cuore"
  • Silver Diploma for the University of Lodz Choir
  • Special Prize for the best performance of a piece by a Polish composer for the University of Lodz Choir

The 2nd Mikołaj Zieleński Choir Festival, Łowicz, 2018

  • Silver Diploma for the Female Choir of the University of Lodz "Con Cuore"

The 21st Lodz Choir Festival – Cantio Lodziensis, 2018

  • 2nd place for the University of Lodz Choir

Prof. Józef Świder 3rd International Festival of Music, Cieszyn, 2017

  • Bronze Diploma for the Female Choir of the University of Lodz
  • Golden Band for the Female Choir of the University of Lodz "Con Cuore"
  • Silver Band for the University of Lodz Choir

Czesław Prudel 5th National Competition of Choral Song in Lyski, 2017

  • 1st place

Paparac Kvetka International Student Choral Festival, Minsk, Belarus, 2017

  • 1st place for the best performance of a sacral programme

The 1st Choral Tournament for the Cup of Western Masuria in Łukta, 2016

  • Grand Prix and award for the best conductor

The 8th Polish Choir Tournament for the Crystal Heart of Chełmno Autumn, 2016

  • Golden Band

The 19th Lodz Choir Festival – Cantio Lodziensis, 2016

  • 2nd place

The 10th National Polish Carol and Pastorals Competition, Chełmno, 2015

  • Silver Band

International Festival of Choral Marian Song, Częstochowa 2014

  • Distinction

International Choir Festival "Musica Mundi" in Sopot, 2012

  • 2nd and 3rd prizes

International Religious Music Festival in Rumia, 2011

  • 1st prize and two distinctions

 

JOIN THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ CHOIR

Rehearsals of the choir take place every Monday and Tuesday at 5.30 p.m. in the Bidermann’s Palace (Franciszkańska 1/5, 91-433 Łódź).

You can contact us by writing to the following e-mail address: chor@uni.lodz.pl.

University of Lodz Choir encourages you to join it.
Age and education do not matter – this is where the UL lecturers and their students form a great team.


As the choir member, you will get a chance to:

  • gain valuable points for the scholarship

  • obtain professional preparation

  • take part in additional classes in individual voice emission

  • travel (closer and further) in relation to concerts or workshops

  • enjoy great atmosphere

  • make new friends

  • participate in various projects, on various stages in cooperation with excellent musicians