The Children’s Choir was established in September 2011 as an initiative of the then Director of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok, Roberto Skolmowski. The Choir’s conductor is Dr. Ewa Barbara Rafałko. The most meaningful enterprise of the ensemble was taking part in the Ch. Williams’s musical “Korczak,” which premiered the day of the inauguration of the new building of the Podlasie and Philharmonic—European Art Centre. For the next three artistic seasons the Choir performed during many symphonic and chamber concerts at the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic’s venues, as well as Christmas concerts and occasional events, such as the celebration of 20th anniversary of the Biebrza National Park. Alongside the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, the Children’s Choir performed e.g. the monumental L. Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony No. 3 or C. Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” The ensemble also took part in many concerts outside the institution. Children choristers sang in the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic’s performances such as musicals—J. Bock’s “Fiddler on the Roof” (dir. by R. Skolmowski) and L. Simon’s “Doctor Zhivago” (dir. by J. Szydłowski), operas—G. Verdi’s “Traviata” (dir. by R. Skolmowski) (while juggling balls, pois, and plates!), G. Bizet’s “Carmen” (dir. by B. Redo-Dobber), and G. Puccini’s “La Bohème” (dir. by M. Sartova). Choir’s repertoire contains a concert “Years go by, but songs stay.” In 2016 the Children’s Choir alongside the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra took part in a Polish premiere of C. Matthews’s “Pluto, the Renewer” under the baton of P. Kotla. The Children’s Choir was also the first—alongside the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir—to perform P. Łukaszewski’s Symphony No. 4 “Symphony on the Mercy of God” under the baton of W. Michniewski. A “Symphony on the Mercy of God” recording, featuring soloists A. Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział and M. Nerkowski and the ensembles of Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Choir and Children’s Choir, under the baton of W. Michniewski, was awarded the Fryderyk Music Award in the Album of the Year Contemporary Music category (2017).

Girls
Karina Barszcz
Magdalena Biegluk
Klara Biernacka
Maja Błażko
Pola Bobrowicz
Zuzanna Borowska
Oliwia Borusiewicz
Zuzanna Borys
Jagna Charkiewicz
Maja Charyło
Natalia Choruża
Maria Chwedyna
Beata Citko
Anastazja Cyrkun
Wiktoria Czaczkowska
Emilia Dąbrowska
Julia Dubowska
Karina Dudzińska
Weronika Dudzińska
Weronika Falkowska
Julia Garbuz
Klaudia Golińska
Natalia Gulc
Oliwia Harasimczuk
Julia Iwaniuk
Alicja Jerominek
Gabriela Klepacka
Martyna Kociakowska
Kamila Kondraciuk
Blanka Konopacka
Julia Koper
Małgorzata Koprowska
Adrianna Kosakowska
Nina Kriksunowa
Kate Krywko-Doganay
Klaudia Kulesa
Aleksandra Lachowska
Amelia Litwińczuk
Zuzanna Łaszcz
Magdalena Ławreszuk
Julia Łoś
Aleksandra Łukaszewicz
Anna Łyżwa
Oliwia Mlenko
Oliwia Mortel
Magdalena Nurczyk
Martyna Nurczyk
Natalia Oksiejczuk
Kinga Olszańska
Wiktoria Ościłowska
Paula Panasewicz
Milena Paniczko
Adrianna Piontkowska
Emilia Popławska
Magdalena Przestrzelska
Julia Puchalska
Gabriela Radziewicz
Magdalena Rokuszewska
Julia Siewko
Amelia Smuczyńska
Maja Sobolewska
Julia Sosna
Natalia Suszyńska
Zuzanna Tarantowicz
Gabriela Tkaczyk
Klara Tomkiel
Zofia Wołczyńska
Weronika Zambrzycka

Boys
Wiktor Celiński
Rafał Dąbrowski
Tomasz Jerominek
Ignacy Lewicki
Michał Michalczuk
Julian Mucha
Karol Niedźwiedź
Aleksander Przygoda
Karol Puziuk
Michał Siemieniuk
Klaudiusz Suma
Jakub Warakomski
Mateusz Zakrzewski

Children’s Choir Coordinator
Dominika Kraśnicka

Contact: Dominika Kraśnicka
dominika.krasnicka@oifp.eu,
tel. 506 077 195