16 October 2018 (Tuesday) 8 pm

Andreas Scholl (Germany), Jodie Devos (Belgium), Morphing Chamber Orchestra (Austria)

“Stabat Mater” Pergolesi


Our Lady of Victory Church, ul. £±kowa 42

1. Andreas Scholl — kontratenor (Germany)
2. Jodie Devos — sopran (Belgium)

violine I
3. Lukas Meldam (England, Austria)
4. Hannah Medlam (England, Germany)
violine II
5. Mia Bodet (Japan, France)
6. Andreas Kaufmann (Austria)

7. Tomasz Wabnic (Poland, Austria)

8. Charles Medlam (England)

9. Grzegorz Frankowski (Poland)

10. Tomas Sevsek (Slovenia)

Andreas Scholl © Decca / James McMillan

Andreas Scholl – counter-tenor

Andreas Scholl has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings. These include: “Wanderer” — a disc of German Lied in partnership with pianist Tamar Halperin; “O Solitude” — an all-Purcell album with Accademia Bizantina which won the 2012 BBC Music Magazine award, “Arias for Senesino, Heroes” — a disc of arias by Handel, Mozart, Hasse and Gluck, Robert Dowland’s “A Musicall Banquet, Arcadia” — a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome’s Arcadian Circle, “Wayfaring Stranger” — a selection of specially arranged English and American folksongs with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bach cantatas with Kammerorchester Basel and Vivaldi Motets with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, all of which are released on Decca. As a prolific recording artist his discography also includes recordings for Deutsche Grammophon — Handel’s “Solomon” and “Saul” with Paul McCreesh and for Harmonia Mundi including Vivaldi’s “Stabat Mater”; Caldara’s “Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo”; and “Crystal Tears” — lute and consort songs by John Dowland. His DVD releases include productions of “Giulio Cesare” (for both Decca and Harmonia Mundi), “Rodelinda” (Warner) and “Partenope” (Decca). 

His most recent recording, “Small Gifts of Heaven”, is a collection of arias for alto voice by JS Bach bookended by two of the Brandenburg concerti, is a collaboration with Dorothee Oberlinger and Ensemble 1700, released on Sony.

Highlights this season include a new solo recital programme entitled “The Twilight People” at Wigmore Hall, a programme including works by JS Bach and Arvo Pärt with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, concerts to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at the 2019 Sydney Festival, and he returns to the role of Bertarido (“Rodelinda”) for a new production by Claus Guth at Oper Frankfurt under Andrea Marcon.

Scholl sang his signature operatic role “Giulio Cesare” in his recent debut at Oper Frankfurt as well as at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the 2012 Salzburger Festspiele (opposite Cecilia Bartoli). He has also appeared as Bertarido in which he made his debut at both the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and The Metropolitan Opera (opposite Renée Fleming). Concert performances have included appearances with Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and with all of the world’s leading baroque orchestras; and at the 2005 Last Night of the Proms — the first counter-tenor ever to have been invited.

Born in Germany, Andreas Scholl’s early musical training was with the Kiedricher Chorbuben. He later studied under Richard Levitt and René Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. A Grammy nominated artist, he has won numerous awards and prizes including the Cultural Prize of the State of Hessen, which he awarded together with his wife, the pianist Tamar Halperin.

Jodie Devos © Marc Larcher

Jodie Devos – sopran

After studying with Benoît Giaux and Élise Gäbele in Namur, Jodie Devos received a Master of Art degree in 2013 at the Royal Academy of Music of London in Lillian Watson’s class. She also attended master classes with H. Deutsch, J. Streets, D. Denize, C. Eda- Pierre or M. Minkowski. She is generously supported by Asbl Do Musica and the Thirionet funds.

In 2014 she was awarded the second prize and the audience prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition. She is also the prizewinner of several national competitions such as the Bell’Arte competition, the Thirionet Funds, the Nouveaux Talents de l’Art lyrique and the Jacques Dôme Prize. She was nominated Artiste Jeune Talent for the year 2015 by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).

During her young career, she has already appeared under the direction of conductors such as Paolo Arrivabeni, Roland Boer, Laurent Campellone, Mikko Franck, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Dmitri Jurowski, Enrique Mazzola, Marc Minkowski, Christophe Rousset and Guy van Waas.

Jodie Devos has given numerous recitals and concerts all over the world in countries like Belgium (Gent, Antwerpen, Brussels), France (Paris), Germany (Düsseldorf), the Netherlands (Maastricht), India (Mumbay), Canada (Québec), Poland (Katowice) and also on tour in Brasil. She has also been invited in a number of Festivals (Stavelot, Juillet Musical de Saint-Hubert, Estivales en Médoc, Saint-Riquier).

In 2014, she joined the Opéra Comique Academy in Paris where she could be heard in La Chauve Souris (Ida and then Adele) and Les Mousquetaires au Couvent. She has also sung at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) and Orphée aux Enfers (Eurydice), at the Opéra of Montpellier in L’Enfant et les sortileges (le Feu, le Rossignol and la Princesse) and L’Hirondelle inattendue by Laks as well as in Genevieve de Brabant by Offenbach. More recently, she has made her debuts in Lakmé (title-role) in Tours and Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht) in Dijon and in concert at the Philharmonie de Paris conducted by Christophe Rousset and Le Timbre d’argent by Saint-Saëns at the Opéra Comique, Pelléas et Mélisande for her debut at the Paris National Opera...

In concert, she sang la Chauve-souris, la Chouette, une Pastourelle with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and le Feu, le Rossignol and la Princesse at the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo in L’Enfant et les Sortileges, Monsieur Beaucaire by Messager with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Pygmalion by Rameau conducted by Christophe Rousset in Potsdam, Le Chalet by Adam in Toulon, Mahler’s 4th symphony and Mozart Requiem with the Orchestre national de Belgique, Ein Sommernachtstraum by Mendelssohn with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege, Orphée et Eurydice with Les Talens Lyriques at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

Among her future projects: Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Le Comte Ory (Comtesse Adele), Lakmé (title role), Rigoletto (Gilda) and La Fille du regiment (Marie) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht) at La Monnaie in Brussels, Dialogues des Carmélites (Constance) in Toulouse, La Nonne Sanglante by Gounod at the Opéra Comique, Die Zauberflöte (Königin der nacht), Les Indes Galantes (L’Amour / Zaire) and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Olympia) at the Opéra de Paris, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Blondchen) in Monte Carlo, Guillaume Tell at the Chorégies d’Orange, L’Eclair by Halévy at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées...

Morphing Chamber Orchestra

Tomasz Wabnic, a violinist and violist, is the founder of Morphing Chamber Orchestra and also its artistic director since the beginning in 2006.The ensemble carries out projects from the classical and contemporary music as well as film and jazz music repertoire in co-operation with such renowned artists as Bobby McFerrin, Arvo Pärt and Andreas Scholl.

MCO owns the exclusive rights to the world premieres of compositions from Jasna Góra. The Orchestra includes extraordinary young musicians whose paths have crossed in Vienna and their mutual aspiration was to master the performance and sophisticated sound creation.


Georg Philip Telemann — Viola Concerto G major, TWV 51:G9
Tomasz Wabnic solo viola
– Largo
– Allegro – Andante – Presto

Marcin Józef ¯ebrowski — Magnificat — Suscepit Israel
sopran aria Jodie Devos

Arvo Pärt — Vater unser
Andreas Scholl

Arcangello Corelli — Concerto Grosso D major nr 4 op. 6
– Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
– Vivace
– Allegro

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi — Stabat Mater
1. Stabat mater dolorosa,
2. Cujus animam gementem,
3. O quam tristis et afflicta,
4. Quae moerebat et dolebat,
5. Quis est homo,
6. Vidit suum dulcem natum,
7. Eja mater fons amoris,
8. Fac ut ardeat cor meum,
9. Sancta mater, istud agas,
10. Fac ut portem Christi mortem,
11. Inflammatus et accensus,
12. Quando corpus morietur und Amen.

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