Chant21

Chant21 is a vocal-instrumental group, founded in 2016 by Jacek Wisłocki, a tenor based in Dublin, and Jerzy Żak, a lutenist from Warsaw. We are  dedicated to the performance of rare masterpieces of European music to the Irish audience, by collaborating with musicians of the highest international standards. The group has recently premiered in Ireland sacred works by S.S. Szarzyński evoking the Golden Age of 17th C Poland as well as a selection of lesser known Italian  and  Polish Baroque cantatas ( Dublin, April 2018, March 2019) thanks to the generous funding awarded from Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, the National Botanic Gardens as well as a generous support of enterprises engaged in scientific research in Ireland.The ensambe will be touring Poland with 17th C music of Gdansk in summer 2020. 

Recording, Warsaw, 2019 -   https://youtu.be/sfggBzAxpTE

Jacek Wisłocki

Jacek (haute contre tenor) is a much soughtafter soloist and choral singer with many of the major Irish and international ensembles (NKK Zangers, Christ Church Cathedral). He is particularly renowned for his distinguished solo oratorio performances such as Evangelist role both in J.S Bach’s Passions (Kilkenny Arts Festival 2016), and B Minor Mass, along with many cantatas; he premiered A. Part’s Stabat Mater at RTÉ Living Music Festival in Dublin, sung Momo role in Rossi’s Orfeo (with E. Headley in Ireland) and The Rose Tree character in a new John O’Brien’s opera The Nightingale and the Rose (2018), J.S Bach’s  St. John's Passion under William Christie in Concertgebouw Amsterdam (April 2019), St. Matthew's Passion in Dublin March 2020.Jacek received an Arts Council of Ireland award to premiere Polish Baroque music (S.S. Szarzyński) in Ireland with his newely founded ensemble Chant21 in Sept 2017. The most recent project of Chant21 included (Dublin City Council funded) rarely performed Italian and Polish Baroque cantatas. Jacek made numerous CD and radio recordings for RTÉ, BBC, and Harmonia Mundi. Jacek's future projects include 

Jerzy Żak

At first he studied classical guitar in Poland and in Spain. Since 1983 he specializes in early music playing historical plucked instruments and leading larger ensemble projects. Has performed with distingished soloists in Poland, also played with the Swiss ‘Le Nations’, and Danish ‘Concerto Copenhagen’; worked for the Warsaw Chamber Opera as a lutenist and music director. In 2016, at the invitation of tenor, Jacek Wisłocki, he became artistic director of the Chant21 ensemble based in Dublin. He edited and directed premiere CD recording of two oratorios: by Alessandro Scarlatti and by Alessandro Melani; also recorded solo lute music by Silvius Leopold Weiss, and a collection of chamber cantatas by Antonio Cesti. His reconstructions of S.L. Weiss Concerti are published in Complete Works of the composer in the series Das Erbe deutscher Musik. He teaches at the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland.


Eileen Coyle

Dublin soprano but a native of Cavan. She has been studying classical singing with Dr Imelda Drumm and has completed the Diploma in Teaching and Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is a Lay Vicar Choral at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and also sings with a number of professional ensembles in Ireland, including: Lassus Chamber Choir, Tonnta Performance Company, Kirkos Ensemble, Peregryne Vocal Ensemble, Crux Vocal Ensemble, Anúna, The Bugle Babes and Systir Vocal Ensemble.She has performed in shows in the Fringe Festival, New Music Dublin, Cambridge Early Music Week and Speaking of Music, RIAM, Dublin. She has sung as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, The RIAM Baroque Ensemble, The Orlando Chamber Orchestra, The Longford County Choir, West Wicklow Voices, Setanta Choir, Christ Church Baroque Ensemble and The Irish Memory Orchestra.She has toured America, England, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands and has performed as a soloist all over Ireland including appearances at the National Concert Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, The National Gallery of Ireland, Cork Opera House, Kilkenny Theater Royal and regularly at Christ Church Cathedral.

 

 

 

Chant21 is a vocal-instrumental group, founded in 2016 by Jacek Wisłocki, a tenor based in Dublin, and Jerzy Żak, a lutenist from Warsaw. We are  dedicated to the performance of rare masterpieces of European music to the Irish audience, by collaborating with musicians of the highest international standards. The group has recently premiered in Ireland sacred works by S.S. Szarzyński evoking the Golden Age of 17th C Poland as well as a selection of lesser known Italian  and  Polish Baroque cantatas ( Dublin, April 2018, March 2019) thanks to the generous funding awarded from Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, the National Botanic Gardens as well as a generous support of enterprises engaged in scientific research in Ireland.The ensambe will be touring Poland with 17th C music of Gdansk in summer 2020. 

Recording, Warsaw, 2019 -   https://youtu.be/sfggBzAxpTE

Jacek Wisłocki

Jacek (haute contre tenor) is a much soughtafter soloist and choral singer with many of the major Irish and international ensembles (NKK Zangers, Christ Church Cathedral). He is particularly renowned for his distinguished solo oratorio performances such as Evangelist role both in J.S Bach’s Passions (Kilkenny Arts Festival 2016), and B Minor Mass, along with many cantatas; he premiered A. Part’s Stabat Mater at RTÉ Living Music Festival in Dublin, sung Momo role in Rossi’s Orfeo (with E. Headley in Ireland) and The Rose Tree character in a new John O’Brien’s opera The Nightingale and the Rose (2018), J.S Bach’s  St. John's Passion under William Christie in Concertgebouw Amsterdam (April 2019), St. Matthew's Passion in Dublin March 2020.Jacek received an Arts Council of Ireland award to premiere Polish Baroque music (S.S. Szarzyński) in Ireland with his newely founded ensemble Chant21 in Sept 2017. The most recent project of Chant21 included (Dublin City Council funded) rarely performed Italian and Polish Baroque cantatas. Jacek made numerous CD and radio recordings for RTÉ, BBC, and Harmonia Mundi. Jacek's future projects include 

Jerzy Żak

At first he studied classical guitar in Poland and in Spain. Since 1983 he specializes in early music playing historical plucked instruments and leading larger ensemble projects. Has performed with distingished soloists in Poland, also played with the Swiss ‘Le Nations’, and Danish ‘Concerto Copenhagen’; worked for the Warsaw Chamber Opera as a lutenist and music director. In 2016, at the invitation of tenor, Jacek Wisłocki, he became artistic director of the Chant21 ensemble based in Dublin. He edited and directed premiere CD recording of two oratorios: by Alessandro Scarlatti and by Alessandro Melani; also recorded solo lute music by Silvius Leopold Weiss, and a collection of chamber cantatas by Antonio Cesti. His reconstructions of S.L. Weiss Concerti are published in Complete Works of the composer in the series Das Erbe deutscher Musik. He teaches at the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland.


Eileen Coyle

Dublin soprano but a native of Cavan. She has been studying classical singing with Dr Imelda Drumm and has completed the Diploma in Teaching and Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is a Lay Vicar Choral at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and also sings with a number of professional ensembles in Ireland, including: Lassus Chamber Choir, Tonnta Performance Company, Kirkos Ensemble, Peregryne Vocal Ensemble, Crux Vocal Ensemble, Anúna, The Bugle Babes and Systir Vocal Ensemble.She has performed in shows in the Fringe Festival, New Music Dublin, Cambridge Early Music Week and Speaking of Music, RIAM, Dublin. She has sung as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, The RIAM Baroque Ensemble, The Orlando Chamber Orchestra, The Longford County Choir, West Wicklow Voices, Setanta Choir, Christ Church Baroque Ensemble and The Irish Memory Orchestra.She has toured America, England, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands and has performed as a soloist all over Ireland including appearances at the National Concert Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, The National Gallery of Ireland, Cork Opera House, Kilkenny Theater Royal and regularly at Christ Church Cathedral.