Collegium Musicum Chamber Choir

The University of Warsaw Collegium Musicum Chamber Choir

to sing two concerts in Cape Town 

  • July 8 and
  • July 11, 2018.

The Choir was established in 1994 by employees and graduates of the University of Warsaw (Poland). In next 24 years it became one of the leading choirs of Poland in historically informed performance practice, singing works of Bach, Haendel, Telemann, Buxtehude, Hasse, Zelenka, Charpentier, Purcell, Mozart and Haydn.

Collegium Musicum perfoms at several important festivals and concert series in Poland as well as abroad. It has already visited 15 countries on 3 continents, from Chile and Egypt to Iceland, Norway and Russia.

At two concerts in Cape Town UW Collegium Musicum will sing a cappella repertoire with most significant and important pieces of Polish choral music: sacred pieces of Renaissance and Baroque, contemporary music inspired by Polish folklore (including works of world famous composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki), and in the end – vocal arrangements of Polish pop and jazz songs.

The concerts will take place: -

  • on Sunday, July 8, at 19:00 in St Mary’s Catholic Cathredral of Cape Town (tickets – R100 from July 2 in the Cathedral and by the Cathedral’s door before the concert), 
  • on Wednesday, July 11, at 19:00 in St Michael’s Catholic Church in Rondebosch (Rouwkoop Rd, off Main Rd), admission free.

A week before Cape Town concerts the Choir will participate in 10. World Choir Games in Tshwane as the only choir from Poland among nearly 300 choirs from all over the world. Should you require more information, please visit: and YouTube


Parents Prayer

Oh, Heavenly Father, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly.

Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me.

May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power. Let me not tempt my child to lie or steal.

And guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.

Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. And when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.

May I ever be mindful that my children are children and I should not expect of them the judgement of adults.

Let me not rob them of the opportunity to wait on themselves and make decisions.

Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.

Make me fair and just and kind.

And fit me, O Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children. Amen.

Child Safeguarding Policy

'The Archdiocesan Child Safeguarding Policy, promulgated in October 2015 seeks to support this celebration of life and to guide us in our interactions with the children and youth entrusted to our care.

This Policy states that: Each child shall be cherished and affirmed as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all.

1.1. The Archdiocese is committed to safeguarding all children who interact with the Church; Should you wish to read the full policy you can access it on the Archdiocesan website at

Our Parish Council has adopted the Child Safeguarding Policy and has begun the implementation of the policy in 2017 through ensuring that all those who are required to have the necessary clearance to minister in the parish have done so. This is an ongoing process and will be repeated each year. The contact details of the Archdiocesan Contact persons are on display in the Parish Centre and the the Church Foyer.'