The Company of Private Men AMICI CANTIONIS ANTIQUAE
was founded in January 1992 as a vocal quartet (Halina Pribula, Beata Brzóska, Leszek Kalina - the artistic director and founder, Lech Gattnar) and as a art-independent ensemble of the Polish singers` union Collegium Canticorum. Its goal was to commemorate the forgotten work of Jiűí Tűanovskę (1592-1637). After giving out the record for the Tìín Museum, the Radio Ostrava and after several concerts the singers have decided to continue their existence in the field of the Renaissance a`capella choral music. They also attached some new members (Kateűina Kafková, Aleksandra Sładeczek, Grażyna Sucha, Roman Najder, Radek Duda).
They had a little break from June 1998 to November 2002. Concurrent reactivation connected with Polish art union ARS MUSICA changed the vocal background from the mixed to male choir with countertenor voices.
|Leszek KALINA||countertenor or tenor|
|Witosław SZWARC||countertenor or tenor|
|Jacek RYBICKI||countertenor or tenor|
The "Company" has already given some concerts for the Polish and Czech TV and for the local radio-station in Ostrava. It is a member of the Choral and Musical Organization in the region Zaolzie, the Polish Union of Choirs and Orchestras in Warsaw and the Union of Czech Choirs in Prague.