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Chór mieszany Dei Patris — 15 lat działalności kulturalnej (1991—2006). Informacja ogólna
Dei Patris mixed choir 15 years of cultural activity (1991—2006). General information

Author(s): Jan Mikos
Subject(s): Music, History of Art
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to present the cultural activity of Dei Patris mixed choir in thecourse of fifteen years of its artistic work in Katowice. The very work includes the formationhistory of the mixed choir, its repertoire, artistic achievements and values. The role of thechoir in question was to serve in liturgical rituals, church ceremonies, but also serve thehomeland — in various ceremonies organized at a town, region and country level. The choirrepertoire covered carols, passion, sacred and patriotic hymns, as well as music compositionsduring various church and outside-church services. The choir received many rewards, diplomasand written thanks. The choir singers experienced the evidence of gratitude for the repertoireand performance of songs.Dei Patris popularised a singing culture of Silesia all over the country and the Polishsong in many places of Europe. The name of “Dei Patris” is read as “to a God, Father”, butalso as “to a God and Homeland”. This is the way the choir was perceived, invited and received.The text presents a rich documentary material gathered in the choir archive in a nutshell.

  • Page Range: 134-151
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Polish