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Paul Esswood and Philippa Hyde in Poland again this summer

Paul Esswood once again packs his bags and batons for a tour of Poland this April. He begins in Bytom with the inaugural concert in the Gorczycki Festival, Katowice, conducting Haydn Creation (Die Schöpfung) on the 13th April. This will be the first performance in modern times of this work in an original Polish translation from 1824 from the library of Jasna Gora, Czestochowa. The orchestra will be the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice with the Academic Choir of the Silesian University of Technology.

14th April he will conduct the choir of the Early Music Faculty of the Academy of Music in Katowice in a programme of music dedicated to the English composer, Henry Purcell. Interspersed with some of Purcell’s most famous Church anthems, he will sing solos and duets with Philippa Hyde.

On 20th and 21st April, Paul will conduct vocal students and the baroque orchestra of the Academy of Music in Krakow in a staged performance of Handel’s Opera Rodelinda.

On 27th and 28th April he returns once more to the Gorczycki Festival, Katowice where he will conduct 2 concerts dedicated mainly to the composer Gorczycki, and on 29th April the final performance of Rodelinda will take place in the Opera Nova, Bydgoszcz as part of the 20th Opera Festival.

Posted on April 8th 2013