Singers and musicians from the internationally known folk group, "Slask" of Silesia, Poland will perform in South Texas December 22-29, 2008. The group has been called, "one of the grandest and most dazzling spectacles in the world."
The Song and Dance Ensemble “Sląsk” is an unusual synthesis of music, dance, and song with folk roots. It is a phenomenon arousing admiration and inspiring respect among audiences around the world. Perfectionism and professionalism are the ensemble’s hallmark. The high artistic level of the ensemble has brought it recognition throughout the world along with numerous awards and certificates including the honorable certificate of merit from the President of the United States.
The originator and founder of “Sląsk” and its artistic director was Professor Stanislaw Hadyna, son of a music teacher from Silesia, Poland, who, since childhood, was greatly influenced by the songs and dances of the land of Silesia. The Ensemble was established in 1953 at the decision of the Culture and Art Minister of Poland. The first 120 singers, dancers, and musicians were selected from among 12,000 candidates.
Currently, the ensemble numbers 120 artists accompanied by an 80 person support crew. Among the many countries the ensemble has performed in are: Japan, Australia, Israel, Canada, and Mexico. This wonderful group, represented by 60 singers and musicians, will perform in Texas during the Christmas Season of 2008. From December 22-30, they will visit Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio as well as St. Hedwig and Panna Maria.
For more info, visit www.zespolslask.pl
Dec. 24, 2008 – St. Paul Catholic Church, 10:00 p.m..
Dec. 26, 2008 – St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 28, 2008 – St. Paul Community Center, FLM Gala, 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 24, 2008 – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 24, 2008 – Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2008 – Corpus Christi Cathedral, 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 27, 2008 – Polish Roman Catholic Church, 6:00 p.m