Implementers International Ecumenical Concert of Penitential and Passion Music in Żory.
The inspiration for the (new event) first edition of the International Ecumenical Music Concert of Penitential and Passion Songs was the National Review of Church Choirs of Penitential and Passion Songs. For fifteen years, choirs resounded in the churches of Żory and had the opportunity to exchange experiences and raise the level of creativity for liturgical purposes while lovers of sacred music received a musical feast.
After the abolition of restrictions and the decrease in Covid 19, the originators Ewa and Krzysztof Ścibik decided together with the hosts: parish priest of Church of St. App. Philip and Jacob in Żory, Tomasz Nowak and parish priest of Evangelical-Augsburg Church, Bartosz Cieślar to initiate in a new form of international the International Ecumenical Concert of Penitential and Passion Music in Żory. The Żory Townhall joined the co-organization with the support of Mayors Waldemar Socha and Daniel Wawrzyczek.
The following were appointed to the International Ecumenical Concert of Penitential and Passion Music office: Organizational Director Ewa Adamczyk-Ścibik, Artistic Director Aleksandra Maciejczyk, Promotion and Logistics Coordinator Krzysztof Ścibik, Concert Office Manager Maria Kaczmarczyk and Łukasz Kojzar, Janusz Janik, Grzegorz Granek, Andrzej Żabka.
The date of the concerts was set a week before Palm Sunday on Friday and Saturday.
Written by: Janusz Janik