On 1 September 2022 at 6 p.m. – on the 83rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War – at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Łambinowice, our Museum, together with the Roman Catholic Parish in Łambinowice Opole, is back to the Prayer of Peace concert which was inaugurated in 2019. It will be performed by the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Przemysław Neumann together with the Opole poets.
The venue is organised in a special place, at which the prisoners of the Lamsdorf (Łambinowice) camp casted a look during the Franco-Prussian War and both World Wars, praying for justice and a quick end to each of them. In the Prayer of Peace, we call for the same, directing our thoughts to the victims of modern armed conflicts. We do so on a day that is not coincidental – the anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, which forever changed our perception of the evil of which man is capable of committing, and where many testimonies of this are left at the Site of National Remembrance in Łambinowice.
The programme includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Tomaso Albinoni, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and poems by: Danuta Babicz-Lewandowska, Małgorzata Bobak Końcowa, Edmund Borzemski, Harry Duda, Adrianna Jarosz, Elżbieta Lisak-Duda, Ewa Maj-Szczygielska, Walter Pyka and Jerzy Stasiewicz.
The concert enjoys the honorary patronage of Andrzej Czaja, Bishop of Opole Diocese, and media patronage by TVP3 Opole, Radio Opole, Radio Doxa, "Nowa Trybuna Opolska" and "Nowiny Nyskie".
The concert will be preceded by laying flowers and lighting candles at the Monument to the Martyrdom of Prisoners of War at 11.00 am.
You are welcome to attend the concert!