Prague Choral Meetings
Prague Choral Meetings 2017
Prague Spring Choral Meeting
April 28-May 1, 2017
Prague Summer Choral Meeting:
July 13-16, 2017
August 3-6, 2017
Prague Autumn Choral Meeting:
November 9-12, 2017
November 16-19, 2017
Prague Advent Choral Meeting:
November 23-26, 2017
November 30-December 3, 2017
Prague Spring Choral Meeting
Prague Summer Choral Meeting
Prague Autumn Choral Meeting
Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2016
Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2015
Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2014
November 20-23, 2014
Prague Summer Choral Meeting 2014
July 17-20 , 2014
Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2013
November 21-24, 2013
November 22-25, 2012
December 1 - 4, 2011
December 2 - 5, 2010
December 3 - 6, 2009
Participating Choirs and Programme
As in 1990 the village of Gunskirchen became a township, Liselotte Kiener with friends from Lions Club Wels decided to celebrate it also by music. A concert program with musicians from Gunskirchen was studied. The concert was a big success and the female singers decided to keep the choir in operation. The leader became Liselotte Kiener. The number of singers has grown from the original 18 singers to 35 who can split for concerts in smaller groups forming a female choir, male choir, quartets, trios and duos. 22 female singers are coming to the Advent Choral Meeting, their first festival appearance. The repertoire is wide: folk songs, spirituals, classical songs, operettas, musicals, oldies, Advent songs.
The vocal ensemble was founded in 1983. Over the years it developed into a mixed choir of 35 singers of all ages, from students to pensioners.
The ensemble is formed by 6 passionate singers who have been singing together since childhood – in the beginning at the school choir in Pressbaum and later in the choir „Singgemeinschaft Pressbaum“. Together with this choir they performed successfully at various youth choral meetings in Austria and e.g. in 1964 they won 1st prize with praise of the jury at the European Youth Choir Festival in Neerpelt/Belgium. In summer of 2001 they have founded the today´s Vokalensemble Pressbaum and have been organizing concerts on various ocassions and themes. Their rich repertoire ranks from motets to madrigals to folk songs and jodel.
Nevertheless is a Danish choir, from the town Århus. The choir has existed for 20 years and it was started by its conductor Lise-Lotte Brix. It is a amateur choir of mixed voices and there are about 45 members. Age level of the singers: 30 – 60. Nevertheless makes concerts in Århus and the surroundings, and the choir has given concerts in Italy, Poland and Ireland.
The female choir was founded in 1973 and has 25 members. Since some singers could not come to Prague, they have brought help from another choir. The chairman of the choral society is Mrs. Rita Pilgrim and the conductor Mrs. Kerstin Knacke. As a rule they sing at village, town or spa concerts. The highlight of their activities is the annual Christmas concert held in their hometown on third Advent weekend. The repertoire of the ensemble includes folk songs, evergreens, English songs and north German songs.
Somogyvámosi Ökumenikus Énekkar
The "Ecumenical Choir of Somogyvámos" was founded in October 2001. The choir sings regularly at liturgical services and performs also at secular choir festivals and concerts organized for charities.The main aim of the choir is to promote rather unknown sacred music compositions. The repertoire consists mainly of choral works of Renaissance and late Baroque. Choir director: Seregi László
Chamber choir Musica Ludens The choir was founded in January 1995. Presently, it has 25 members, but this number is gradually increasing. Since September 1996 Peter Balas has worked as the chorus leader, who used to be the secondary chorus master of the choir of the Budapest University of Economy, and at the moment a member of the choir of the Budapest Opera. The choir have made two radio recordings. They have also made two CD-s. They have participated in several festivals: Riva del Garda, Budapest Choir Festival, Olomouc Choir Festival, Europa Cantat in Nevers, Choir Festival in Bad Ischl, Alta Pusteria International Choir Festival. In May 2009 in the National Museum the choir performed Missa Jubileo written for brass instruments and singing voices by contemporary composer Attila Balázs. The repertoire of the choir is of a wide range from renaissance compositors to contemporary ones.
CORAL SAN ANTONIO DE IRALABARRI
The choir was founded in 1998 on the iniciative of the Franciscan Community of the Bilbao´s borough Irala with three basic premises: illusion, effort and sense for music. The ensemble has carried out important concerts in the short period of its existence – in places like Andorra, Lérida, Madrid, Vieria do Minho (Portugal), Zaragoza, Barcelona, León, Cantabria, Paris, Asissi, Florencia, Torreciudad, Lanzarote as well as celebrations in Bilbao and all over Basque Counrty. La Coral San Antonio was selected by Eurodisney to sing on its Festival Stage. The choir had the privilige to be the first Basque choir to sing in the Cathedral Almudena in Madrid. In their rich repertoire can be found such works like Requiem of G. Fauré, the Creole Mass , the Messias of Haendel.. The choir has 65 mixed voices and has been conducted by Maite Zugazaga.
Coral El Gavià de l’Escala
The choral group is working at the Municipal Music School “El Gavià” of l’Escala in the Catalonian province of Girona and has been formed by female students of this music school. At the moment it is an entirely female choir formed by approx. 26 girls at the age of 12 – 15 conducted by Carme Almirall.
ZARAUTZ ABESBATZA EUSKADI
Zarautz Abesbatza was created in 1983, the conductor being Mr. Joaquin Iruretagoyena, but since 1996 the choir has been lead by Mrs. Jaione Eskudero.
Ass. Cult. Corale Arnatese
Lyrical Choir, the historical part of Arnatese’s Choral, was ounded in 1928. The choir has a vast lyrical repertoire: from Mozart to contemporary composers, incl. Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni etc., sacred music which they perform in churches during festivities.The Lyrical Choir is conducted by M° Giampaolo Vessella. In their long history, they gave numerous concerts and successfully participated in festivals, e.g. in 1999 the sung Carmina Burana - C. Orff in Teatro delle Arti Gallarate, in 2003 Messa Solenne, unpublished work from 1835, Giuseppe Verdi, in 2007 Christmas Oratorio of Saint-Saens with Orchestra Camerata dei Laghi at Church St. Carlo al Corso – Milan, in 2008 participation in the 11th International Choir Festival of Val Pusteria.
Associazione Musicale - Coro R.Goitre
The choir started its activity in 1983 as a result of the musical education courses organized for the pupils of the Primary School in Follonica In 1998 a section of adults was constituted, with the purpose of performing choral music with the classic mixed four voices. At present the Choir is composed of 35 elements, all amateurs, and it is conducted by Alessio Pagliai, who is engaged in organizing a varied polyphonic repertoire: from classical to contemporary music, with Church pieces and popular traditional songs. The Choir has been present in festivals and musical events in different towns and every year organizes the “Corincanto” , a prestigious choral event in Follonica.
Gruppo Costumi Tradizionali Bisiachi
The Gruppo Costumi Tradizionali Bisiachi, the Traditional Costumes Group of Bisiacaria, which was founded in December 2000, has been active since 1991, following the publication of research into womens' local costumes written by Dr Marina Dorsi for the cultural association Circolo Culturale e Ricreativo Don E. Brandl of Turriaco.The group comprises about 40 people which include men, women and children. They act as spokesmen for local traditions and dialect by spreading awereness and promoting the area through several diverse cultural and folk activities. By involving itself in all local customs, the association has the honour to represent the area called Bisiacaria, the province of Gorizia and the whole region Friuli Venezia Giulia at important national and international conventions.
Grupo Coral do Grupo Bandolinista 22 de Maio de 1925
The name of the group is doing hommage to a group of young jazz musicians founded on May 22, 1925.The choral group was founded in 1995 - since then they held many performances on regional and national level, at private invitations and invitations of the Municipality of Sintra. Since 1998 the group has been conducted by Maestro António Amorim Barbosa. The Choral Group has actually 36 members who are managed by the choir singer Ana Vieira. The ensemble will present in Prague Portuguese Christmas and folk songs.
Coral Polifónico de Ponte Sor - Associação Cultural
The Coral Polifónico de Ponte de Sor was founded on February 26 1996. During the 13 years of its existence the choir grew to 36 members. It has been lead artistically from the very beginning by the meastro Rui Martins Picado. The repertoire of Coral Polifónico de Ponte consists of some 150 compositions of various styles – sacred music, spirituals, folk songs, etc. Internationally they have performed in Toronto/Canada in 2000 ; Alta Pusteria/Italy 2006 and Rome/Italy in 2008.
Corul Dorulet Al Dascalilor de la Scoala Lucian Blaga Din Ocna Mures
The ‘DORULET’ teachers‘ choir of Lucian Blaga Secondary School from Ocna Mures. The town of Ocna Mures is situated on the left bank of the River Mures in central Romania. The DORULET choir was founded in the autumn 2008 by open hearted teachers moved by the traditions of the Romanian singing. Their first presence on stage took place during the Advent of 2008 in Cluj Napoca as part of the traditional Christmas Carol Festival. The choir appeared in local cultural shows and we also participated in the International Choral Spring Festival in Campia Turzii. The participation at the Advent Choral Meeting 2009 in Prague has streghtened their artistic activity.
The choir exists for more than 30 years - known to listeners as "Moskovskye Zori". Since its first conductor, famous choir director A.Gofman, passed away, the choir is carrying his name as "Gofman Choir". Since 20 years the choir is lead by Olga Kosiborod. In the years of its existence, the choir has won hearts of listeners both in Russia and abroad. They have won numerous international choral festivals and competitions. In Moscow they are performing in various concert halls, including also the famous Big Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Christ Saviour Church. Their repertoire is very rich, consisting of more than 200 compositions - from choral miniatures to major choral works, folk songs and sacred music.
Choir MGPI /Moskovskij gumanitarnyj pedagogiceskij institut/
is a young collective that will celebrate 5 years next year. It is formed by students of the institute - future pedagogues, sociologists, social workers. The choir participates regularly in the events taking place in Moscow. They are diploma holders of the festivals "Festos" and "Moscow - City of Peace", winners of the sacred music festival in Polish Międzyzdroje, musical festival in Kristanstad /Sweden/ and Berlin. The choir is lead by Olga Kosiborod, honourable worker of Moscow culture, docent of the institute MGPI.
KUD MePZ dr. Bogdan Derč
The need, for giving to others and ourselves something more spiritual after every days demanding work for sick children, was the reason for beginning the chorus singing at the University Paediatric Hospital in Ljubljana. It was in the spring 1981 when first group of singing enthusiasts gathered at the Hospital. The chorus has chosen the name after the pioneer of child health in Slovenia – prof.dr.Bogdan Derč . The choir´s motto is »singing for health«.During years the number of chorus singers grew up and now there are forty members from paediatric and other hospitals. Venceslav Zadravec is the conductor for more than 20 years. The repertoáre of the choir: original Slovenian folk songs, folk songs of foreign nations, classic and liturgic music. The choir has visited hospitals and nursary homes in USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria and Portugal.