Poznań University of Technology Choir “Volantes Soni”, Poland
Conductor: Paweł Łuczak
Poznań University of Technology Choir “Volantes Soni”
The Poznań University of Technology Choir “Volantes Soni” was founded in 1999 by Monika Kusz. Since the very beginning, the choir has been affiliated with the Academic Cultural Centre at The Poznań University of Technology. The ensemble brings together students, graduates, young staff members of the Poznań University of Technology and other universities, all united by a passion for singing.The warm atmosphere of ‘the Volantesi family’ and the great, creative joy that every member brings to the ensemble is one of the important assets of the choir.
Volantes Soni performs during important events held at the Poznań University of Technology. It also promotes PUT during concerts on the most prestigious stages of Poznań and Poland. Furthermore, the choir has participated in many international and national competitions and choir festivals at home and abroad, winning numerous awards. The most recent include a Gold Streak at the 3rd all-Poland Festival of Hymns to Mary “Ave Maria” in Chojnice (2014), a Gold Diploma and 2nd place in the category of Catalan music as well as two Gold Diplomas in sacred music and folk music at the International Festival and Choir Competition “Canco Mediterrania” in Lloret de Mar, Spain (2013).
The varied repertoire of the ensemble includes sacred music pieces and arrangements of folk and entertainment music. Volantes Soni takes up artistic challenges as well by performing such great vocal-instrumental pieces as Quo Vadis by Feliks Nowowiejski, The Lublin Wedding by Tadeusz Szeligowski or Missa Criolla by Ariela Ramirez. The choir has also organized and participated in charity concerts, performing in Poznań churches, hospitals, special needs schools and orphanages. Since 2005 the conductor of the choir is Paweł Łuczak, who graduated the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and is currently employed there as an assistant lecturer.
Politechnika Poznańska, Polska