Participants Universitas Cantat 2022
Chamber Choir of University of Zielona Gora "Cantus humanus"
Conductor: Bartłomiej Stankowiak
Chamber Choir of University of Zielona Gora "Cantus humanus", Poland
The Chamber Choir of the University of Zielona Góra Cantus humanus was established in 2015 as a result of the merger of two ensembles: the Polish Chamber Choir Cantus Polonicus and Vox humana, which took part in the performance of the J. F. Haendel Messiah Oratory in Zielona Góra. The group's goal is to perform sacred works as part of the Magna Opera Sacra series. In the following years, Cantus humanus, together with the Arte dei Suonatori orchestra, performed both Passions, Lutheran Mass in A major and the Great Mass in B minor by J. S. Bach, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and Requiem by W. A. Mozart in a lesser-known arrangement by R. Maunder. In 2021, the ensemble took part in the XXX Gaude Mater International Festival of Sacred Music, performing two Masses by St. Moniuszko from the Jasna Góra collection.
Bartłomiej Stankowiak graduated from the Primary School of Music. Grażyna Bacewicz in Nowa Sól and the State Secondary Music School of Mieczysław Karłowicz in Poznań. He studied symphonic conducting under the supervision of prof. Renard Czajkowski at the Academy of Music in Poznań. For many years he collaborated with the Sonantes Choir of the Poznań University of Economics. In 2005 he founded the vocal ensemble Vox humana. He collaborated with the Accademia dell 'Arcadia baroque orchestra. He has recorded five CDs from the Musica Restituta series with this band. The orchestra under his supervision made recordings of music from Jasna Góra, released in the Musica claromontana series. In 2008, a five-disc DVD with instrumental works of the Baroque period performed by the Accademia dell ’Arcadia orchestra under his direction was released in Japan. In 2014, he hosted the premiere performance of the one-act opera Scene in the Inn or the Return of Janek Oskar Kolberg. He collaborates with the German-Polish Youth Orchestra. He is the conductor of the Chamber Choir of the University of Zielona Góra, Cantus humanus, and the co-founder and artistic director of the Magna Opera Sacra series. In 2014, he obtained the title of habilitated doctor in the field of arts in the field of conducting. He is the director of the Institute of Music at the University of Zielona Góra.
University of Zielona Gora, Poland