The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

ul. Kopernika 26

9th August2018


Admission free

Bogarodzica – Theotokos (The Mother of God)

The program shows the Marian piety of the late Middle Ages expressed in motets, sequences and songs, in monodic music and polyphony. What holds the material of the concert together is Bogarodzica – a constitutive song for Polish religiosity up to the present day – sung in two versions: ‘chivalric’ (about 1450) and ‘Sarmatian’ (around 1630). The following chants invite the listener to contemplate along with Mary the particular events of the liturgical year – from Advent, through Christmas and Easter, to Pentecost and the Sunday of the Holy Trinity. The culmination is the participation with Mary in the central event of human history – the redemptive death of Jesus Christ (Stabat Mater).