We gave concerts for the Queen of Malaysia, for the Sultan of Oman, and now we have been waiting all year to give concerts for the king of Polish hearts, for Jurek Owsiak, for the whole of Poland – said on Sunday the director of the Nadarzyn Volunteer Fire Department orchestra, announcing the 32nd finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in this town. The band showed TVN24 viewers a live rehearsal of the performance, during which the musicians will play, among others, “Glory, Glory Hallelujah”.
Mirosław Chilmanowicz, bandmaster and director of the Nadarzyn Volunteer Fire Department orchestra, emphasized that it is ready for the final of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, which will take place on Sunday, January 28. He announced that the musicians during 32nd Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity they will play the traditional song “Glory, Glory Hallelujah”. – We treat it as an anthem – director Chilmanowicz said on TVN24 on Sunday.
32nd final of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in Nadarzyn
– We have our own artistic program that will last 25 minutes. We will show our capabilities, a bit of parade drill, a bit of a choreography show, it will certainly be very interesting and colorful – said the bandmaster.
The director announced that the Nadarzyn Volunteer Fire Department orchestra consists of about 80 people, but about 45 people will take part in the WOŚP finale.
When asked whether the orchestra members also play music together on a daily basis, Chilmanowicz emphasized that the band receives invitations from all over the world. – We have already visited 55 countries, promoting our Nadarzyn environment, but I think also the whole of Poland. We have performed on virtually all continents, we recently returned from Mexico. We gave concerts for the Queen of Malaysia, for the Sultan of Oman, and now we are honored, we have been waiting all year to give concerts for the king of Polish hearts, for Jurek Owsiak, for all of Poland, for a noble cause – said the bandmaster.
In “You Get Up and Know”, the orchestra showed a live rehearsal for the performance that it will present during Sunday’s finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
When is the 32nd finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity?
The 32nd Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity will take place on January 28, 2024. The WOŚP Foundation announced the fundraising goal in October: “Lungs after the pandemic. We play for children and adults.” The finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is a one-day public collection. This year, on January 28, over 120,000 volunteers will collect money in Poland and abroad.
For many years, the WOŚP Finals have also been accompanied by online campaigns and closed events, which this year started at the beginning of December. You can support the collection account in various ways: via SMS with the word HEART to the number 75 565 (the number will be active until February 14, 2024, the cost of sending one SMS message is PLN 5 net, i.e. PLN 6.15 including VAT), donations on the WOŚP website or to e-Piggy Banks.
You can also take part in auctions for the Foundation – journalists from the TVN and TVN24 editorial offices put it up for auction among others an unusual souvenir from the border between North Korea and South Korea, participation in a special edition of the “Wstańsz i pozna” program, a visit to “Dzień Dobry TVN”, chocolates from the White House or meetings with Ewa Chodakowska or Joanna Krupa.
– The topic of the upcoming Final (…) is lungs after the pandemic. This is a huge problem and one that we want to deal with. We want to do it again, just like it happened with sepsis, said Jerzy Owsiak, president of the WOŚP Foundation.
Main photo source: TVN24