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Sopot Chamber Choir CONTINUO

Our choir was created in 1986 as Gdansk University Chamber Choir. Our group became independent in 1990 and got patronage of the city of Sopot and the Baltic Artistic Agency That year we changed our name into Sopot Chamber Choir CONTINUO.

We have performed in Poland and abroad – in Germany, Holland, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Lithuania, England, Wales, Scotland, Mexico and Brazil – promoting the culture of Sopot and Poland.

As well as little works á capella we sing great oratories, including Coronation Mass and Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Stabat Mater by G. Rossini, Deutches Requiem by J. Brahms, Requiem by J. Haydn, Misa Criolla by A. Ramirez, Gloria by A. Vivaldi.

We have performed in musical theatres in Gdynia and Wroclaw and in Baltic Philharmonic Hall in Gdansk together with choirs, orchestras and bands from the Gdansk Coast. In July 1997 we took part in a charity concert for victims of the flood, and in June 1999 we welcomed the Pope to Sopot. We have also sung for the Municipal Social Service Centre, the Children’s Hospital, Caritas and the Hospices in Gdansk and Sopot.

We have recorded a cassette with various music and 5 records: one with Christmas carols together with State Chamber Orchestra in Slupsk and soloists (among the others Zbigniew Wodecki), the next one with Polish Christmas carols á capella, another one with international Christmas carols and another one Ale Meksyk! with Mexican, Colombian and Aztec music. Our latest CD contains Polish Highland Mass with orchestra and was dedicated to John Paul the Second.

We invite choirs from different countries trying to present various cultures of our guests to music lovers from Tricity.

We have received various prizes and honorable mentions, among others in Hajnowka, Rumia, Chelmno, Kielno, Olomluniec (the Czech Republic), Montreaux (Switzerland), Riva del Garda (Italy), Puebla (Mexico), Cabo Frio (Brazil) and Guayaquil (Ecuador).

In March 2015 Mariusz Mróz became the conductor of our choir.

Since the beginning of our existence we have given about 700 concerts. We come from every walk of life but we are united by our love for singing.

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