Janusz Piotrowicz: Chopin Recital

Peterborough Cathedral
Saturday 2 November 2019 19:30 - 21:30

Janusz Piotrowicz, conductor, pianist and Prizewinner of the Warsaw International Chopin Competition, performs pieces by the 19th century Romantic composer in a fundraising concert for Peterborough Cathedral and The World Trust.

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Janusz Piotrowicz's performances are renowned for clarity and intensity and unique depth of sound. He has toured in Denmark, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Australia, NZ, Southern Africa, and throughout the UK, receiving the highest critical acclaim.

Janusz has conducted the Hallé, Royal Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, the London Mozart Players, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Orchestra of Opera North. He is Founder of L’Orchestre du Monde - World Virtuosi, which he has conducted in iconic works such as the Bach B minor Mass at the Royal Albert Hall and the symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert at Cadogan Hall London. Janusz is Founder and Artistic Director of Ripon International Festival now in its 22nd year.  www.lodm.org     www.riponinternationalfestival.com

The charity he founded, The World Trust, has given over 50 donations in 40 countries, supporting education, health and the relief of poverty. www.lodm.org/the-world-trust. Charity No 1003265

This concert is kindly given by Janusz Piotrowicz in support of both Peterborough Cathedral and The World Trust.

'This was not just a performance but a meditation, a labour of love'. Standard, Ontario

'... magical tonal mastery... a velvet touch'. Il Tempo, Rome

Polonica choirThe Polish community choir, Polonica, will also be performing during the evening. The choir has members from Peterborough, Bourne, Deeping and Spalding, and their repertoire includes church music in Latin, German and English, as well as Polish folk songs.


Played by Janusz Piotrowicz

Scarlatti                         Sonata in E   L. 23

Frédéric François Chopin (1810 – 1849)

Nocturne in F sharp minor Op. 48 No. 2
Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Etude in C sharp minor Op. 25 No. 7
Prelude in D flat Op. 28 No. 15
Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 1
Nocturne in D flat Op. 27 No. 2
Valse in B minor Op. 69 No. 2

Liszt                      Consolation No. 3 in D flat

Frédéric François Chopin (1810 – 1849)

Mazurka in B minor Op. 33 No. 4
Mazurka in A minor Op. 17 No. 4
Mazurka in C Op. 56 No. 2
Mazurka in C minor Op. 56 No. 3
Mazurka in E minor Op. 41 No. 2
Berceuse in D flat Op. 57
Polonaise in C minor Op. 40 No. 2

Schubert                               Moment Musical No. 6 in A flat D.780

Sung by Polonica:

Gaude Mater Polonia [Rejoice, oh Mother Poland ]
Teofil Klonowski  (1805-1876), Lyrics:  Vincent of Kielcz (1200?-<1262)

Na Komunię (Kto Spożywa Moje Ciało) [At Communion (Whoever eats my flesh)]
Music : Piotr Pałka  Lyrics based on John 6, v51-58

Gloria Tibi Domine
Music M.Kłos

Służyłem Ja Tobie  [I Served You]
Music : Unknown (c.1600) Lyrics: Adam Lewandowic Strzezowczyk, Dama (c.1600) arr.: Włodzimierz Sołtysik.

Obmyj Mnie Panie (Asperges Me) [Wash me Lord]
Lyrics: Psalm 51,4.9 Music M. Kłos

Tak Bowiem Bóg [For God So ]
Music: Piotr Pałka, Lyrics: John 3,16

W Mojem Ogródecku [In My Garden ]
Lyrics :Traditional, Arr.: T. Szeligowski


Tickets are £10, £15, £20. Unreserved seating.

Book online here

or call 01733 355315 or 01733 452336

or visit Peterborough Information Centre, Bridge Street, Peterborough.

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