The conclusion of the festival will be the contemporary premiere of Jacob Schuback’s oratorio Die Jüngen zu Emaus. Jacob Schuback was a German lawyer and composer, active in Hamburg during the Baroque. While his works remain obscure and unknown to the public today, he was an extremely influential figure in the musical life of Hamburg in the first half of the 18th century. He collaborated with Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, exchange letters with Metastasio, published a treatise on declamation, and was a cantor and conductor.

The oratorio performed during the festival’s final concert focuses on the meeting of two disciples with the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus – an event that from a psychological point of view can be interpreted as a stimulus to change and to take action. The concert will be performed jointly by the ensembles-in-residence of the 19th edition of the Misteria Paschalia Festival: {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna and the Polish Radio Choir. Vocal parts sung by the choir will be prepared by Maria Piotrowska-Bogalecka, and the concert will be led by violinist Martyna Pastuszka, the festival’s director-in-residence.



Stefan Sbonnik – tenor

Tomáš Král – baritone

Sreten Manojlović – bass-baritone

Polish Radio Choir

{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna

Maria Piotrowska-Bogalecka – choir conductor

Martyna Pastuszka – conductor


ICE Kraków Congress Centre, Krzysztof Penderecki Auditorium Hall S1

Duration: 2h (with one break)