Cracow Singers Shakespeare a cappella CD cover
Thursday 14 April 2016 to Saturday 31 December 2016

Stanisław Soyka & Cracow Singers vocal ensemble: Shakespeare a cappella

A brief history of a new artistic endeavour by Stanislaw Soyka and the Cracow Singers vocal ensemble takes its origin from sentiment and admiration. They decided to return to the 12-sonnets monographic album by Stanislaw Soyka, but this time in a different arrangement, specially created for a cappella performance. A new interpretation of the Shakespeare sonnets combines solo singing in a form of jazz improvisation by Stanislaw Soyka, with classic vocal art, in a rich 16-voice harmony, performed by the Cracow Singers. With mutual inspiration, the performers created a unique recording of this music, now presented on a double album. 

Stanislaw Soyka's own compositions to the words of William Shakespeare were recorded in two language versions: original – Early Modern English – and Polish translations by Stanisław Barańczak and Maciej Słomczyński. 

Choral arrangements are by Karol Kusz – the artistic leader of the Cracow Singers.

CD album is now available in music stores.  

Soyka & Cracow Singers. Shakespeare a cappella concerts:

  • 25 October 2016, 20.00, STATE CHAMBER MUSICAL THEATRE in Yerevan, Armenia
  • 30 November 2016, 19.00, Szczecin Philharmonic

Soyka & Cracow Singers. Shakespeare a cappella is a part of #ShakespeareLives programme in Poland. 

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