Cantus Animae is a vocal ensemble founded in October 2013. Its members are amateurs who have gained experience in various choirs. The team remains practicaly unchanged since beginning.
Cantus Animae specializes in old polyphonic music; the repertoire is carefuly chosen and performed in churches during Holy Masses, services or special dedicated concerts. The ensemble performs works by Heinrich Schütz, Henry Purcell, Jan Dimas Zelenka, Andreas Hackenberger, Antonio Lotti, Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons, G.P. Da Palestrina and Polish composers of baroque – Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Mikołaj Zieleński, Bartłomiej Pękiel.
The ensemble has a history of collaboration with Parish St Christophori in Wrocław (German language), Most Holy Heart of Jezus Parish in Żerniki Wrocławskie and more recently with Providence of God Parish in Wrocław. Cantus Animae has given performances in churches of Wrocław, Świdnica cathedral, Nysa, Jelenia Góra and also in Germany, France, Luxembourg and Belgium.
In 2014 Cantus Animae took part in 6th International Choir Conducting Competition ‘Towards Polyphony’ Wrocław Poland, organized by Wrocław Academy of Music, as one of the competition choirs.
The ensemble worked under artistic supervision of Marta Kierska Witczak (Wrocław Academy of Music) and Przemysław Czekała (Poznań Academy of Music)
The founder and manager of Cantus Animae is Aleksandra Woźniak.