The name Varietas Cantandi derives from the Latin expression varietas cantandi and represents the main
idea of the ensemble: ‘the variety of singing’. The repertoire consists of works of various composers,
epochs and styles. At first, there are the antiphonal chants of the medieval. Regarding the
Renaissance, the singers are intrigued by the sacred music works by Palestrina or Vittoria and
madrigal chants composed by Morley or Isaac. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix
Mendelssohn also belong to the repertoire, as well as the modern sacred music compositions by
Francis Poulenc or the contemporary works by Ola Gjeilo and Krzysztof Penderecki.
In the autumn of 2019, the ensemble finalised its second recording carrying the title English Tunes,
which will be released in spring 2020.
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