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History

VRC choir was created in 2009 by Joanna Maluga, its present conductor. Since the very beginning, VRC choir has been focusing on performing renaissance and contemporary music, linking between those genres. Choir’s repertoire mainly involves sacral music, often performed in Roman catholic and protestant churches in Warsaw.

One of the choir’s large accomplishments was participating in the performance of ‘St. Matthew Passion’ by J.S. Bach, conducted by Harry Brasser (Netherlands) in March 2010. In May 2010 VRC choir took part in the Night of the Museums in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Warsaw, and performed at a charity concert for Haiti with Sinfonia Iuventus. In September 2010 the choir participated in an innovative project – ‘Our Inferno’ oratorio, directed by Marcin Liber, with music by Aleksandra Gryka, commissioned by Adam Mickiewicz Institute. A month later the choir was a special guest at the ecumenical choral workshop ‘Wniebogłosy’, organized by Areopag, the Dominican order academic ministry.

In April 2011 (on Good Friday) VRC choir performer ‘St. Matthew Passion’ by J.S.Bach in Haarlem philharmonic (Netherlands), with Harry Brasser as a conductor, RBO Sinfonia philharmonic orchestra and soloists. In November 2011 VRC was awarded second prize on the VII International Choir Festival Varsovia Cantat, choir also took part in first performance of ‘Messa dell’Uomo Moderno’ by Kamil Staszowski, a piece for 2 string quartets, multipercussion and 2 chamber choirs. In May 2012 VRC was awarded silver diploma on 43rd Choir Competition Legnica Cantat and a golden diploma and II prize on the VII Choral Music Festival Mater Misericordiae.

In June 2011 Varsoviae Regii Cantores Association has been established (formally registered in September 2011), with the objective of organizing music projects involving VRC choir.

During years 2014 – 2017 VRC choir was the resident choir in Filmoteka Narodowa –  Instytut Audiowizualny (d. NInA).