(2008 Performance of Ychtis @ Corpus Christi)

An award-winning girls’ song and dance group from Poland will visit Buffalo August 6 with a performance at Corpus Christi Church. The name of the ensemble is Ychtis (from the Greek word for fish). The group specializes in religious songs. Among their repertoire is music based on the poetry of the late Fr. Jan Twardowski, one of Poland’s beloved poets.

The five member group will perform at Corpus Christi Church on Friday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. The girls, aged 10-15 years of age, will sing in Polish and in English as well as tap dance.

The group has been in existence for 15 years and is based in the city of Katowice in the industrial region of Silesia. Ychtis’ mission is to give young people with difficult family situations the opportunity to develop their inner talents through song and dance. Ychtis has appeared on television and toured Europe where they have won first place in a number of contests. This is their second visit to Buffalo and other cities in North America. In addition to the event at Corpus Christi, they will also perform in Chicago, Cleveland, Yonkers, Newark and a number of cities in Canada.

The group’s performance in the beautiful sanctuary of Corpus Christi Church promises to provide an uplifting experience for all. Admission is free, but a free will donation will be requested at the end of the show to help offset the group’s expenses.

Corpus Christi Church is located at 199 Clark St. in Buffalo, just one block from the Broadway Market.

The group’s website is at: http://www.ychtis.art.pl/

For more information about this performance and other events at Corpus Christi Church, visit www.corpuschristibuffalo.org.