Katarzyna Sądej, mezzo-soprano, performs internationally in recital, concert, opera and oratorio. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Cartagena International Music Festival, the Zagreb Music Biennale, the Bard Summerscape Music Festival, the Nuits Blanches Festival of Toronto, the Ojai Music Festival, and Le Salon de Musiques in Los Angeles, among other prestigious venues.
Founded in January of 2000, the Chorus of the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra is composed of the seasoned choral musicians and vocal music enthusiasts. It is an integral part of the PaSO Organization. Its members meet on weekly basis yearlong under the expert tutelage of Maestro Luciano Laurentiu. To date, the choir has performed more than 100 concerts with the orchestra as well as on its own. Covering a full range of music styles and forms from oratorio to opera and sacred music, the PaSO Chorus has performed in a multitude of Chicago area churches and concert halls, including the Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, Rosemont Theatre, Harris Theatre, Millennium Park and the Copernicus Center. The highlights of past seasons include Harnasieby Karol Szymanowski, Angelus and Exodus by Wojciech Kilar, Messiah by Haendel, Missa in F- major by MichałPoniatowski, LitaniaOstrobramskaby StanisławMoniuszko, Oratorio The lord call on us by WłodzimierzKorcz, oratorio Tues Petrus by Piotr Rubik, and the Haunted Manor Opera by StanisławMoniuszko, as well as a large selection of excerpts from opera, operetta, musicals and hundreds of popular and artistic songs.