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Program of the 2018 Misteria Paschalia Music Festival in Krakow. 

15th Misteria Paschalia Festival of Classical Music takes place in Krakow from March 26th through April 2nd, 2018.
Note: things keep changing, so take into account, please, that the following program is liable to alterations.

MONDAY, March 26th: 
8 p.m.
Venue: Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny church, Augustianska street and Skaleczna street.
Scotland’s Dunedin Consort ensemble and Dunedin Consort Singers choir with conductor John Butt render George Frederick Handel’s Messiah oratorio.

11 p.m.
Venue: Bazylika Bozego Ciala church, Bozego Ciala street and sw. Wawrzynca street. 
Concert Elizabethan melancholy: English ayres features France’s lutenist Thomas Dunford and mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre performing John Dowland’s Praeludium, Come again, Fortune, The King of Denmarke, His Galliard, I saw my lady weep, Flow my teares, Semper Dowland Semper Dolens, Sorrow stay, Mellancoly Galliard, Can she excuse, A Dream, Go cristall teares, Lachrimae, Frog Galliard, and Now, O now.

TUESDAY, March 27th: 
8 p.m.
Venue: Bazylika Bozego Ciala church, Bozego Ciala street and sw. Wawrzynca street. 
Concert Treasures of The Tudor & Wettin Courts features UK’s Stile Antico choir. 

11 p.m.
Venue: Bazylika Bozego Ciala church, Bozego Ciala street and sw. Wawrzynca street. 
Concert Elizabethan melancholy: English lute music features USA’s lutenist Paul O’Dettet.

HOLY WEDNESDAY, March 28th:
8 p.m.
Venue: Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny church, Augustianska street and Skaleczna street.
Concert Evensong: The British Vespers features Spain’s Tercia Realidad ensemble and UK’s The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble plus Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis choir with conductor Jorge Jimenez rendering Anonymous’s The Queen’s Almande, William Byrd’s Have mercy Upon Me o God and Fantasia 2, Richard Dering’s Quam Pulchra Es Amica Mea, Christopher Tye’s In Nomine, Robert White’s Magnificat, Richard Dering’s Duo Seraphim, John Coperario’s Fantasia in 6 parts, Robert White’s O praise God in his holiness, Pelham Humfrey’s Hear, O Heavens, William Byrd’s Pavan & Galliard and Ave Maria, Robert White’s In Nomine and Nunc Dimittis. 

11 p.m.
Venue: Bazylika Bozego Ciala church, Bozego Ciala street and sw. Wawrzynca street. 
Concert Post-Elizabethan Melancholy features guitarist Raphael Roginski and Japan’s butoh dancer Ryuzo Fukuhara.

MAUNDY THURSDAY, March 29th: 
8 p.m.
Venue: ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street .  
Concert Funeral Lament features Poland’s {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna ensemble and Marian Consort choir rendering John Dowland’s Mr. Henry Noell his funerall Psalmes, Henry Purcell’s Hear My Prayer, o Lord, and George Frideric Handel’s Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline HWV 264.

11 p.m.
Venue: Bazylika Bozego Ciala church, Bozego Ciala street and sw. Wawrzynca street. 
Concert Waclaw of Szamotuly: Lamentationes features Poland’s Cracow Singers choir plus Germany’s lutenist Marc Lewon.

GOOD FRIDAY, March 30th: 
8 p.m.
Venue: ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street.
UK’s tenor Mark Padmore as conductor and Evangelist, baritone Roderick Williams as Christus, contralto Claudia Huckle, tenor Hugo Hymas, sopranos Katherine Watson and Jessica Cale, mezzo-soprano Eleanor Minney, and bass Matthew Brook plus Choir of the Age of Enlightenment and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion BWV 244. 

HOLY SATURDAY, March 31: 
6 p.m.

Venue: Wieliczka Salt Mine's underground St Kinga's Chapel.
Concert John Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seven Tears features England’s Phantasm viol consort and lutenist Elisabeth Kenny. 

Wieliczka salt mine

Chapel of Saint Kinga in the Wieliczka Salt mine is a sizable subterranean church carved in salt rock.

8:30 p.m.
Venue: ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street.
Concert Son of England: English Funeral Music of the 17th Century features soprano Emmanuelle de Negri, countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski, tenor Zachary Wilder, and bass Victor Sicard plus Le Poeme Harmonique and Les Cris de Paris choir with conductor Vincent Dumestre performing Henry Purcell’s Welcome to all the pleasures, Jeremiah Clarke’s Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell, and Henry Purcell’s Funeral sentences for the death of Queen Mary II.

EASTER SUNDAY, April 1st: 
8 p.m.
Venue: ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street.
Scotland’s Dunedin Consort ensemble and the Polish Radio Choir with conductor John Butt render George Frederick Handel’s Samson oratorio.

EASTER MONDAY, April 2nd: 
8 p.m.
Venue: ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street .
Concert Henry Purcell: Arie features tenor Ian Bostridge and Scotland’s Dunedin Consort ensemble with conductor John Butt.

Tickets for Misteria Paschalia concerts. 

Tickets for each event are priced from 21 zlotys to 120 zlotys. They are available online at www.eventim.pl and also in four InfoKraków tourist offices in Krakow situated at 2 Sw. Jana street, Cloth Hall in the middle of Rynek Glowny central square, 2 Plac Wszystkich Swietych square, and 11 Powisle street (near the Wawel Royal Castle).

 

 


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