Song of Our Roots 2018


Sunday, August 19th, 20.00
Les Miracles de Nostre-Dame
Francisco Orozco (Colombia)
A set of songs by a Benedictine monk, poet and a troubadour, Gautier de Coincy (1177–1236), telling a story of Saint Mary's miracles, in which French poems are accompanied by melodies popular in Coincy’s times. The stories, full of piety and yet also witty are an expression of the Marian cult popularized by S. Bernard of Clairvaux.

Monday, August 20th, 20.00
San Nicola di Bari
Musica Florea (Czechia)
An oratorio by Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747), centered around Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker. It tells a story of the spiritual change of young Nicholas and follows his path to sainthood. In the play together with philosophical and religious considerations we observe a miracle of conversion of his friend Clizio.

Tuesday, August 21st, 20.00
The Three Young Men in the Fiery Furnace
Schola Węgajty (Poland-Serbia)
A Byzantine office reconstruction based on Greek manuscripts from XV-XVI century, telling a biblical story from The Book of Daniel about three Judean boys - Hananiah, Azariah and Mishael - miraculously rescued from being thrown into a blazing furnace for their unwavering faith in God.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 20.00
Miracula – medieval liturgical songs for St. Nicholas
Ensemble Peregrina (Switzerland)
Choral sequences, hymns, responsories, conductus and instrumental pieces dedicated to St. Nicholas – a 4th-century miracle-worker, patron saint of sailors, traders, attorneys, victims of judicial injustice, children, travelers and maidens with no dowry. And last, but not least – patron saint of Jarosław Abbey church.

Thursday, August 23rd, 20.00
Una festa per il miracolo di san Gennaro
Pino de Vittorio & Laboratorio '600 (Italy)
Prepared specially for this occasion it is a programme consisting of „voices from churches and city squares from the 17th century Kingdom of Naples. It is centered around Saint Januarius and the miracle of his blood, as it has been anticipated every year by the people of Naples. Next to Latin songs traditional dances and songs from Calabria, Campania, Apulia, Sicily and, of course, Naples itself will be performed.

Friday, August 24th, 20.00
Como un romeu de frança
Ensemble Micrologus (Italy)
A set of songs from Cantigas de Santa Maria a music collection by King Alfonso X the Wise, in which we can find both laudatory songs (cantigas de loor) and stories about miracles done with the help of Virgin Mary (cantigas de miragre) – this time the stories regard mostly pilgrims.

Saturday, August 25th, 20.00
My wondrous works when they did see, yet still they would me move
(Psalm 95)
Jarzębina (Kocudza)
Maria Siwiec (Gałki Rusinowskie)
Bractwo Różanego Wianka (Jarosław)
Towarzystwo Śpiewacze (Olsztyn, Kraków)

Traditional songs from Roztocze, Radomskie and Przemyskie regions in Poland; about the Lord's power that makes impossible happen, about miraculous events from a village stone throw's away, which our memory carries from generation to generation. But most of all, songs about a man and his encounters with the inconceivable.

Sunday, August 26th, 9.30
Missa Gregoriana

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