Lulajze Jezuniu & Other Gems of Polish Carols
Our first concert, titled ' Lulajze Jezuniu and Other Gems of Polish Carols,' was performed at the Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 6th, 2002. We wanted to bring the Polish tradition of singing Christmas carols to the CIC community, and therefore we sang them in Polish as well as in English. We hoped that everyone would join our singing, whether they remembered the words, or just the melodies, or maybe had only the memories of their parents singing these songs a long time ago. But we also wanted to welcome those who may simply enjoy the carols for their unquestionable beauty. It was only during our first concert that we realized just how strongly this tradition is rooted in the people of Polish heritage. There were many thanks but also many tears, stories and nostalgic reflections. We promised to repeat our caroling the following year and we have kept the tradition since. This recording is dedicated to everyone who treasures the beauty of the Polish carols and the tradition of singing them together.