Important dates, events and premieres

On May 6, 1993, Palka composed his first song: Let us be covered by Grace Lord Twa.

In March 2002, Voce Angeli performed and recorded the medieval morality play “A Short and True Story About Everyone” directed by Wojciech Markiewicz, with music written by Piotr Pałka. That same year, in May, they won the Marulić Grand Prix award at the 6th International Festival of Historical Plays and Radio Documentaries in Croatia.

In June 2004, Piotr Pałka composed and conducted the musical Jealousy Love, staged by Krakow’s Dominicans (premiered June 9 – Teatr Stary in Krakow).

On April 7, 2005, Palka conducted the Papal Schola and co-created the prayer vigil in Krakowskie Błonia with the White March and the Eucharist for the intention of the Holy Father John Paul II.

On October 15, 2005, the premiere of John Paul II’s Roman Triptych with music by Piotr Pałka took place. The honorary patronage was held by the Metropolitan of Krakow and Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz. Performers included were: Elżbieta Towarnicka, Piotr Piecha, Sinfonietta Cracovia, and Voce Angeli.

In November 2005, the Missa in Basilica Cracoviensia Sancti Francisco was created, dedicated to the Franciscan Basilica in Krakow.

In May 2006, Piotr Pałka composed the Hymn of the National Youth Meeting with Benedict XVI: “Do Not Be Afraid.” He prepared and led a 500-member choir and orchestra during the meeting.

On October 22, 2006, the Rome Philharmonic Symphony at the Vatican performed the Concert Gala “In tribute to the Holy Father John Paul II.” This was held in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the John Paul II foundation. Piotr Palka conducted this concert as well as produced and arranged the music. Greatly known Christian artists from around the world including Natalia Kukulska, Miecz Szcześniak, Mark Mallett, Padle Stan Fortuna, Padre Cleidimar, Brian Allan, Alicja Bachleda-Córuś, Aleksander Teliga with Paulletta de Vaughn, the choir of Voce Angela and Sower Lednica performed at this concert.

In 2008, PASTORALKI by Jerzy Harasymowicz, m. Piotr Pałka, performed by Julia Doszna, vocals; Maciek Ostromecki, instr. percussion; Piotr Krygowski, fort; Ewa Libchen, flute; Jacek Sribniak, clarinet, piano; Paweł Kozłowski, electric double bass; Krzysztof Pietrucha, classical guitar; Paweł Bek, classical guitar.

On December 7, 2009, in the Church of the Most Holy Savior in Warsaw, the premiere of the WARSAW ORATORIUM – Redemptoris Mater took place. The piece was composed by Piotr Pałka and the text was written by Tadeusz Adamski for the 100th anniversary of the presence of the miraculous image of the Savior’s Mother.

On May 22, 2010, the premiere of ORATORIUM BRANIEWSKIE – Mikołaj Kopernik, city of Braniewo, libretto by Śr. Miriam Brzozowska, m. Piotr Pałka – for the occasion of the second burial of Nicolaus Copernicus in Frombork.

On April 15, 2012, at 15.00 in the Cathedral in Antwerp, an International Prayer was held with the participation of the Polish choir Voce Angeli from Krakow and the Belgian choir Taizé from Schoten under the direction of Piotr Pałka. This event was organized at the invitation of Bishop Johan Bonny by the Emmaus prayer group and the Polish Catholic Mission. This was part of the 450th-anniversary celebration of the Bishopric of Antwerp and the celebration of the annual feast of the Divine Mercy. The prayer gathered Poles, Belgians, and the faithful of other nationalities.

On June 16, 2012, in Krosno, the premiere of GOD ABOVE ALL – ORATORIUM ABOUT BL. BRONISŁAW MARKIEWICZ took place. This premiere was held on the 100th anniversary of the death of the founder of the Michalite Congregation.

On March 25, 2014, at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow – Łagiewniki, chapel with the grace-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina, premiere: LOVE ABOVE ALL – A PRAYING AND REPAYING PRAYER.

On March 25, 2014, the premiere of LOVE ABOVE ALL – A PRAYING AND REPAYING PRAYER was held at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy (Łagiewniki) in Krakow in the chapel with the famous image of the Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina.

On June 14, .2014, in Bialystok, the premiere of HERE IS MY FAITHFUL SERVANT – ORATORY OF BL. MICHALE SOPOCKO, libretto by Fr. Tadeusz Golecki occurred.

On September 15, 2015, in Krakow, MISSA MARTYRUM (MASS OF MARTYRS) was written on the occasion of the Beatification of the Martyrs of Pariacoto: Father Michał Tomaszek and Father Zbigniew Strzałkowski. The text in variable parts was written by Father Andrzej Zając, OFMConv.

On June 18, 2016 at the Klaryski Stary Sącz, the ORATORY OF ST. KINDZE – LOVE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT premiered with four soloists, an actor, a mixed choir, and a symphony orchestra. The libretto was written by the Poor Clares: Sr. Maria Teresa Izworska OSC and Sr. Maria Franciszka Barnowska OSC. The work was commissioned by the mayor of St. Sącz on the occasion of receiving the papal decree, constituting St. Kinga, the patron saint of the city.

On September 9, 2017, in Katowice, the premiere of SOLI DEO PER MARIAM Oratorio premiered with the Executive Orchestra and Choir of the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony. The oratorio was written about Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in thanksgiving and celebration of the Jubilee of the 300th anniversary of the coronation of the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa. The libretto was written by Fr. Tadeusz Golecki.

April 20, 2017, in Krakow, author of the HYMN OF THE V SYNOD OF THE DIOCESE OF TARNOWSKA – FOR CHRIST to the text of Sr. Maria Teresa Izworska OSC.

July 28, 2017, in Warsaw, author of the HYMN OF THE NATIONAL SOBRIETY CONGRESS, to the text by Małgorzata Sojka.

On June 9, 2018, in Vienna, the world premiere of OMNIA PRO DEO – Cantata on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Love, libretto by Sr. Zofia Szymanek FDC.

June 30, 2018, Krzyżtopór Castle in Ujazd, the premiere of ORATORIUM ON THE MARTYRS OF SANDOMIERZ in the year of the 200th anniversary of the Sandomierz Diocese, libretto by Fr. Christopher Lechowicz.

August 15, 2018, Kalwaria Pacławska, the world premiere of HERE IS YOUR MOTHER – KALWARYJSKIE ORATORIUM on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the Marian Sanctuary in Kalwaria Pacławska, libretto by Sr. Leonia Przybyło CSSMA.

May 25, 2019, Kalisz, premiere of ORATORIUM ABOUT SAINT JÓZEFIE KALISKI, libretto by Aleksandra Polewska. The piece was performed during the XXVI Greater Poland Choir Meetings CARMEN SACRUM FESTIVAL.

April 06, 2019, The FENIKS, 2019 Distinction of the Association of Catholic Publishers, in the category Christian Music – Contemporary for Missa Martyrum.

October 12, 2019, received the TOTUS TUUS 2019 Award, in the category “Achievements in the field of Christian culture”

October 10, 2020, Czerwińsk nad Wisłą, the premiere of ORATORY MOTHER FROM CZERWIŃSKIEGO HILL on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the coronation of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Consolation, libretto by Fr. Mariusz Lach SDB.

September 25, 2021, premiere in Chicago, CANTATA OF LIFE, lyrics written by Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski SChr.

August 27, 2022, premiere in Chicago, ORATORY TO THE MOTHER AND THE QUEEN, lyrics by Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski SChr.