Sunday Jun 21
A Concert in Memory of John Paul II will be held on-line and broadcast on June 21, (please check time in your location) from the dedicated event website jp2concert.com and will be available for 3 days only.
John Paul II holds a special place in the hearts of the faithful around the world. He always carried hope in difficult times, was a mainstay of faith, an unwavering preacher of love and peace. Pope will be remembered for his successful efforts to end communism and building bridges with people of other faith. Concert will be held under the patronage of His Eminence Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, secretary and right hand of John Paul II. The organizer is the Culture and Art Foundation, an organization non-profit based in Warsaw, Poland. Pope was a Pole, so we invited well-known artists from Papas homeland, and artists from abroad. Concert will be Program includes arias from the Opera HIOB to the words of John Paul II and music by polish well known conductor and composer Krzesimir Dębski, Ave Maria, Laudate Dominum, Panis Angelicus, Pie Jesu by Gabriel Faure, Vocalize from the Opera King Roger by K.Szymanowski, Legend and Caprice by Wieniawski, Meditation from Opera Thais by J.Massenet with Ballet, Gavotte from Partita for solo violin by JS Bach, Cadenza for solo violin by K. Penderecki, Melody by I. Paderewski, Meditation from the Opera Thais by J. Massenet, Adagio from the Ballet Giselle by A. Adam, Meditation from Souvenir d’un lieu cher by P. Czajkowski, pieces from the Ballet Chopiniana with music by F. Chopin and choreography by M. Fokine, arias from the Opera Halka and Opera the Haunted Manor by S. Moniuszko, Melody by I.Paderewski, piano works by F. Chopin performed by outstanding pianists and guitar virtuoso. On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła, over 30 great artists from Poland, the United States, England, Germany, Korea, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and Switzerland will join together to pay tribute to the Great Pole. The audience will be able to listen great music performed by outstanding artists, include soloists from Metropolitan Opera in NY, see the city of Krakow and Wadowice Papas Homeland
The teaching preached by John Paul II was filled with optimism. Today, in the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, we need this optimism all the more. We are convinced that our unique concert will keep on the light that John Paul II lit up and bring us together in hope. https://youtu.be/wdS35IGNmiU