The NFM Choir was founded in 2006 by Andrzej Kosendiak and functions under the directorship of Agnieszka Frankow-Żelazny. Thanks to its varied repertoire, which includes works from the Renaissance to the contemporary, and a cappella to vocal-instrumental in the form of oratorio, opera and symphony, it has established itself as one of Poland’s leading choral ensembles. It has collaborated with conductors as a.o., Giovanni Antonini, Krzysztof Penderecki and James MacMillan.
The choir has performed over 200 times, with the Gabrieli Consort and NDR Orchestra, at the Salle Pleyel, the Barbican Centre and the Royal Albert Hall and at music festivals as Schleswig-Holstein, Gent van Vlaanderen and Warsaw Autumn amongst others. In addition to regular performances with the other NFM ensembles, the group is touring Poland with leading philharmonic orchestras and is often broadcasted on the radio. In 2009 and 2011 NFM was the first Polish choir to be invited to the legendary BBC Proms. In 2011 it received the Kantor Award for exceptional performance of works by J. S. Bach. Whilst continually expanding its work across Europe, the choir made its first tour of the U.S. in 2013. The ensemble has participated in several CD recordings, incl. Franz Xaver Richter’s compositions, Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Britten’s War Requiem. The choir’s own a cappella album Words Painted with Sounds and a CD with Bob Chilcott’s music The Seeds of Stars were released in 2012.
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