Underground concerts

Everything at the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is in tune. The mine is a brilliant venue for grand musical events, choirs and renown artists from all over the world who wish to add a pinch of salt to their music.

Year in, year out, a moment of wistfulness during Easter is celebrated by a concert performed in the Chapel of St. Kinga which is part of the Misteria Paschalia Festival. The underground church is then filled to the brim and resounds with music evoking positive emotions. The saline underground has hosted such famous performers as Doulce Memorie, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Poème Harmonique and Capella della Pieta de’ Turchini each and every time arousing enthusiastic reactions from the gathered audience.

Kopalnia Soli "Wieliczka"You can also celebrate the beginning of a New year at the Wieliczka Mine – New Years Concerts have become a tradition. The underground opera house then resounds with both classical music as well as more modern and popular tunes. Following the most excellent Vienna concerts these events have become legendary, while at the same time the mine has gained the prestigious title of the underground salon of Krakow.

The town made of salt resounds not only with classical music. The eccentric violin virtuoso, Nigel Kennedy, performed in front of the altar of the patron saint of miners playing more popular music, as well as the legendary guitar player, Richie Blackmoore, together with his group Blackmoore’s Night. The Wieliczka chambers were also visited by the celebrated “Jolka Jolka” and the energetic “Małgoska”. Perfect, Maryla Rodowicz, Golec Orkiestra, Skaldowie, Robert Janowski, Janusz Wojcicki, Irena Jarocka, Beata Kozidrak, Edyta Gorniak are just some of the artists who visited and performed at the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine. Their performances, as the salt itself, attracts crowds.

Kopalnia Soli "Wieliczka"The virtuosos of jazz, Tomasz Stanko and Mack Goldsbury descended over one hundred metres into the mine to play their music during Krakow’s All Souls’ Jazz Festival. Their original and brisk sounds filled almost every nook and cranny of the underworld and most definitely brought a smile to the face of the Good Spirit of the mine, the Treasurer. World-famous Jan A. P. Kaczmarek also crossed the threshold of the Wieliczka mine. The Oscar award-winner conducted a brilliant film music concert at the Warszawa Chamber celebrating the 30th anniversary of entering the mine on UNESCOs World Heritage list.

A real treat for those visiting the mine are the performances of the Representative Brass Band of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine. The oldest in Europe, as it was established 200 years ago, miners’ orchestra performs not only in Poland but at many festivals abroad winning numerous awards. They always perform during the official visits of well-known state dignitaries and celebrate various local and state events during parade marches.


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