The Artus Court, erected in the mid 14th c., was home to the Brotherhood of St. George, a meeting place for nobles and merchants and a seat of courts.
The first written account of a small chapel dedicated to St. John comes from 1358, but the present church was built about a century later.
St. James’s was built as a late-Gothic hospital church in the first half of the 15th c.
At 8 p.m. on December 11th the St. John’s Centre will witness the performance of the most distinguished countertenor of our time - Max Emanuel Cencic, with George Petrou and his excellent Armonia Atenea group. The artists will present music from their ‘Rokoko’ album issued by the Decca Classics label.
The 6th Actus Humanus Festival will be inaugurated at the St. John’s Centre in Gdańsk on 5th December at 8pm. The first of its seven concerts will consist of Christmas compositions by masters of the Spanish Baroque.
The 5th edition of the Actus Humanus Festival in Gdańsk ended with a spectacular concert by a brilliant Argentinian countertenor Franco Fagioli and the ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro conducted by Riccardo Minasi. Seven festival days, and performances by the legends of historically informed performances were concluded by applause worthy of a rock concert.