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