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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

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Prague Spring Choral Meeting
March 17-20, 2016

Prague Summer Choral Meeting
July 14-17, 2016
August 4-7, 2016

Prague Autumn Choral Meeting
November 10-13, 2016
November 17-20, 2016

Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2016
November 24-27, 2016
December 1-4, 2016

Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2015

Prague Advent Choral Meeting


November 12-15, 2015
November 19-22, 2015
November 26-29, 2015
December 3-6, 2015

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Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2014

November 20-23, 2014
November 27-30, 2014
December     4-7, 2014

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Prague Summer Choral Meeting 2014

Prague Advent Choral Meeting

July 17-20 , 2014

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Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2013

November 21-24, 2013
December 5-8, 2013
December 12-15, 2013

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November 22-25, 2012
December 6-9, 2012

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December 1 - 4, 2011
December 8-11, 2011

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Advent Choral Meeting

December 2 - 5, 2010
December 9-12, 2010

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Advent Choral Meeting

December 3 - 6, 2009
December 10-13, 2009

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Advent Choral Meeting
December 4 - 7, 2008

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Participating choirs

Sint-Ceciliachoir Ranst, Belgium
Several chairmen have tried to find out when the Saint-Ceciliachoir was exactly founded. Unfortunately, up to now, no one ever succeeded in this  task. Nevertheless, it is certain that a few teachers of the parish sung  in the Pancratius church in Ranst on Sundays and holiday days (e.g.  Christmas, Easter and especially the fair in Ranst) in the years 1948-1949. Jef Mortelmans, the main teacher, was the conductor, and his  brother, Modest Mortelmans was the organist. The choir counted six or  seven singing members. This number became bigger throughout the years.  The ensemble is now conducted by Robert Van Straelen. They perform regularly at their parish, organize beneficiary concerts and participate  in competitions, festivals and celebrations.

The Boy Choir of Rauma, Finland
Rauman Poikakuoro (a Boy Choir of Rauma city) is the second oldest boy choir in Finland. The choir celebrated 55 years anniversary last year. The founder of the choir is Erkki Tallila who was a cantor in Rauma at that time. Today the conductor of the choir is Anne-Eliise Mattila.  There are 20 boys singing in the choir. The programme consists of all kind of music using many languages: Latin language, music composed by Sibelius and popular music. Lately  the choir has  given  concerts in Sweden and Estonia. The very important task is to educate singers from six years old boys to grown up men. Brotherly friendship and interest in singing carries throughout the whole life.

Lahti Female Choir/Lahden Naislaulajat, Finland
For one evening a week they forget being teachers, clerks, salespeople, doctors, interpreters, gardeners, mothers, daughters or sisters. They are human beings, adult women getting together to sing. For a brief moment they do not think about their children, their work and about tomorrow. Their minds are captured by music: mood of jazz, nostalgia of folk songs, poetic expression of art music, massiveness of feast music or just simple telling of a simple story. The illusion created through music and the picture of life become more real than the life itself. Their songs tell about them, about you and me, about fragile moments in life, about the future and the past, about happiness and sorrow. Respecting women of the past, they continue the story of their choir that started in year 1923.

Mixed choir Eglantier, Belgium
is a modest choir from Tielen, a small village in Flanders, Belgium. Nevertheless it always tries to approach music in an authentic and careful way. The choir was founded in 1981 and Patrick Van Looy who has been the conductor ever since. It has gradually evolved to a concert choir bringing a wide range of choral music from the 15th century to the present-day.  The repertoire contains both secular and religious music. The choir counts 30 members but as this festival in Prague is during school and working time, some members can’t participate in this trip to Prague. Two years ago, Eglantier sang a Christmas concert in Frari Church in Venice. Tielen is the birthplace of the great organist and composer Flor Peeters and Eglantier is the Dutch word for a sweet-brier, which is a legendary plant in medieval texts and it sounds well.

Pápa Város Bárdos Lajos Vegyeskara, Hungary
The  choir "Pápa Város Bárdos Lajos Vegyeskara" was founded  by Ferenc  Fehér in the town Pápa in 1995. The choir is named after the famous  Hungarian composer, scientist, professor and conductor Lajos Bárdos. The  44 singers participate not only in local concerts but in various musical
events all over Hungary - they have had more than 150 performances in  the recent 15 years. Every year they participate in the national meeting  of  teachers´choirs. The ensemble  has partnership with a choir in Targu  Mures (Marosvásárhely) in Transylvania. The group likes travelling -  they performed in France and the Netherlands. The choir´s performances  express joy, multicolourness of music, pleasure of music and reflex  the  spirituality of life of Bárdos.

Mendi Ona Abeslariak, Basque Country, Spain
Mendi Ona Abeslariak  is coming from the Basque Country. The group was founded in 2000, it is sponsored by their municipality: GÜEÑES. It is a amateur choir of mixed voices and there are about 35 members. The ensemble is member of La B.A.E. Federación de Coros de Bizcaia,  la Asociación Enkartur.  They like to organize exchange stays for foreign ensembles – this year, they stayed in Anglet (France). The repertoire of the choir is of a wide range: religious songs, church music, habaneras, popular songs. The choir is conducted by Idoia Terreros. It takes part in regional meetings of choirs of the region, it is often invited to participate in traditional festivities,  ceremonies (weddings), spring, autumn and christmas concerts.  In 2010, they performed  in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela  de la Coruńa and in the Cathedral of Santiago Apostol in Bilbao.

KorEssa, Norway
KorEssa is a Norwegian mixed choir, established in 1992 in Stavanger for employees of the regional newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad. From the autumn of 2003 the choir was opened also for members outside the original group, and today the number is about 35 happy singers. Over the years the choir has had several conductors – since 2007, the conductor is Ronnaug Bakke.
The repertoire consists of songs of wide thematic span – from serious to hilarious. They sing at old peoples homes, summer concerts, Christmas concerts in churches and participates in New Year concerts. They also cooperate with local choirs, and every second year they arrange a festival with choirs from newspapers in Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. They participated in Stavangers closing ceremony of the European Capital of Culture in 2008, in a concert together with English and Norwegian choirs with about 1.000 singers.

Stadtchor Baden, Austria
The Choir of the City of Baden was founded in 1899. At the moment there are 27 male and female singers in the ensemble directed by Mag. Gaby Mittermüller. The repertoire of the choir covers various musical directions - you can find there gospels and spirituals, classical music songs, evergreens, international  folk songs as well as sacred music.  They especially concentrate on preservation  of folk songs. The essence of their activities is their own joy of singing and spreading the pleasure of their music.

Children choir ‘Echo’, Russia
Children choir ‘Echo’ was created in 2005 at School of Music named after V.I. Muradeli. This is one of the oldest Schools of Music in Moscow – it was founded in 1919 and occupies part of an old manor house in the centre of Moscow. Children who participate at ‘Echo’ choir learn to play different
musical instruments and attend theoretical and choir classes. The main teacher and creator of the choir is Irina Ruvinskaya, choirmaster of the school and graduate of the Russian Academy of Music named after Gnesins.
Since 2005 the Choir has taken part in some Moscow Festivals of Art and also International Festivals. In 2008 new children joined the choir, mostly 7  and 8 years old, who successfully participated in concerts and festivals. In February 2010  ‘Echo’ performed at the festival ‘Friends of Bulgaria’ for the second time. The performance together with an interview was recorded by Sofia radio.

 

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