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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

Zuricher Vokalisten, Switzerland

The Choir  Zürcher Vokalisten was founded by its conductor Christian Dillig in November 2002.  There are about 30 female and male singers in the chamber choir - their aim is to study and perform demanding  choral music  of various hitoric periods  and styles on higher vocal and musical level. The choir has rehearsed over 20 programs from Renaissance madrigals over oratoria to vocal jazz.  There were three highlights of the choir´s activity: performance of the Requiem by  Duruflé together with the professional Chamber Choir Cantus  from Ukrainian Uzhorod, Missa de Lumine by David Haladjian with the Armenian Chamber Players and the  Vater- Unser-Vertonung for 3 choirs by Max Reger together with two other Swiss chamber choirs. The choral work concentrates on studying of a-capella works often in eight and more voice sets as well as demanding choral literature of the recent 25 years.

Vokalensemble InTakt, Germany

The vocal ensemble InTakt e.V. comes from Magdeburg, capital of the German state of Saxony - Anhalt. The choir is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. There are approx. 30 male and female singers from various walks of life in the choir - they meet once a week to sing together. The choir has a wide and rich repertoire - from classical masters, gospels and spirituals to church music and folk songs to musicals and pop songs. The artistic director of the choir is Hans-Joachim Böhme who often writes own song arrangements. The vocal ensemble organizes concerts during the whole year, goes on concert tours and takes part in choral meetings.

Royal Male Voice Choir Rotte's Mannenkoor, the Netherlands

was established in 1854 in the proud and busy harbour city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It is  choir with an impressive past. Already in 1867 King William III of the Netherlands granted his patronage to the choir. In 1880 the choir won a prestigious prize in Cologne, Germany, causing the choir to be famous in the whole of Europe. In 1898 Queen Wilhelmina granted the choir the right to call itself "Royal", meaning it can enjoy the protection of the Dutch Royal Family. Rotte's Mannenkoor is still a well respected choir, with a dual goal: firstly to bring music to the world that was intended to be male voice choir music, but for the members the old choir slogan "Faithful to each other in joy and mourning" is maybe even more important. Rotte's Mannenkoor is a group of men, a group of friends that will go through thick and thin for each other. The choir has only had 12 conductors during her 157 years of existence, and two years ago our  Ms. Anneke van Es, became their  13th conductor , to lead the choir into the 21st century.

La Chanson VEVEYSANNE, Switzerland

The choir was founded as “La Vadoise”  in 1919  by several ladies who wanted to preserve the typical regional costumes and the songs from the Cantone of Vaud. The female choir turned into mixed choir in 1936 on initiative of Mr. Albert Urfer. Since 1952 the choir carries its current name: La Chanson Veveysanne. During all those years they have participated in numerous performances, co-operated in national and international folklore shows, brought medals and awards from many festival. Since 2004 they are conducted by Mr. Andrea Longo - there are approx. 30 female and male singers in the ensemble. An important part of the repertoire  are the folk songs from Vaud and other regions, contemporary and sacred music. The choir  always performs in national costumes.

Coro de Camara de Beja, Portugal

The choir was founded in 1981 and operates as an “association” since 1986. In 1999 they were awarded a Medal for Municipal Merit by the town hall of Beja. They have participated in numerous concerts in Portugal and abroad  e.g. in Germany, Sweden, Canada, Madeira, Belgium /also in the European Parliament/. Since 1983 they have been organizing “The Christmas Music Weeks” in Beja , a pioneer activity attracting well-known national and international names. Since 1989 they are organizers of Choral Meeting of Beja. The choir´s  a capella repertoire is formed by classical and  folk music - since 1990 they also perform compositions for choir and orchestra - among others e.g. “The German Mass” by Schubert, “Stabat Mater” by Pergolesi and excerts from “The Messiah” by Händel.  The artisitic director is Pedro Vasconcelos.

Orfeón Universitario de Puebla, México

The choir Orfeón Universitario de Puebla was founded in October 1987 and since then has been  annually performing  at the “Easter Concerts” in the  Basílica Catedral. They have reached 1st place in folklore at the IV International Choral Competition in Athens in 1992 and have participated in festivals in France, Puerto Rico, etc. The choir is formed by employees and students of the universities in Puebla - the repertoire consists of symphonic choral compositions, madrigals, folk songs of Mexico and the whole world. Mr. José Antonio Rincón is the director of the choir.

CORO LAUDAMUS, Nerviano (Milano) ITALIA

The chorus Laudamus of Nerviano (Milan) Italy, is operating since  1996. The repertoire of the choir is miscellaneous: from baroque music to contemporary composers, sacred and profane, national and international music, a capella or with accompaniement of an orchestra. During the last few years the association has offered to its public the execution of concerts and airs of the Italian lyric tradition between which " La cavalleria rusticana" of Pietro Mascani. The choir  is directed from Master Andrea Dellavedova and under its guide it has held concerts and participated to choral in Italy and abroad  (Grimmenstein - Vienna and Mering – Bavaria).

Gloucester and District Christian Choir, England

The Gloucester and District Christian Choir was formed, under the Direction of Musical Director Pamela Dewick, eleven years ago, to support Roger Jones, writer of Christian Musicals, in the Gloucester Production of one of his performances. 
The choir has grown in those eleven years to about 70 members – over half way to the original vision of a choir of 100.  Over twenty different churches and denominations are represented in the choir and members come from all parts of Gloucestershire.  The choir has sung in a variety of places ranging from village halls to our magnificent Cathedral and has raised thousands of pounds to support local and international charities.
The choir was delighted to accept an invitation from the Indian Missionary Society to take part in a world-wide mission concert in Chennai in August 2007.  50 choir members went to India and took part in many concerts in Chennai and Bangalore and now we look forward to singing in the beautiful City of Prague.

Kilkenny Gospel Choir, Ireland

Kilkenny Gospel Choir was founded in 2000 by Fr Willie Purcell who is the current director of the choir and director of the National Gospel Choir Association.The choir is a charitable foundation and through singing has  raised in excess of €400K for International and Irish charities. The choir has sung nationwide and on the international stage.  In 2005 the choir travelled to Washington DC where performed in a number of venues including an evening of song in the Irish embassy.  In 2007, the choir travelled to Boston and New York.   In September 2008 they performed for Pope Benedict at the Wednesday audience in St. Peters Square.   To date they have produced 2 CDs ‘Kilkenny sings Gospel, Somebody’s praying’ and one single ‘Sleep little angel.’ As a choir they are always delighted to be able to outreach to the various requests we get for fundraising.  This is only possible through the generosity and self-giving of the choir members and the support of the people of Kilkenny, Ireland and many friends throughout Europe and the US.The  choir is an international one in the past eleven years they have had members from every county in Ireland as well as from Germany, France, England, Austria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Tobago and Congo.  Currently there  65 members in the ensemble.

The Kilkenny Gospel Choir will host Europe’s first International gospel Choir Festival from the 17th – 21st May 2012.  Gospel choirs from all over the world will descend on the Medieval City of Kilkenny for a festival of Gospel Music, Workshops with international guests and musicians from many different gospel cultures.

Chór Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu, Poland

The University of Medical Sciences Choir was established in 1959 by Jerzy Fischbach, a doctor and a conductor. The choir consists of students and graduates of the Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences and other universities in Poznan.
The choir, being an important artistic part of the Alma Mater, performs during numerous university ceremonies and actively participates in the cultural life in the city as well as in the country.
The choir is the laureate of many prominent awards and distinctions of choir competitions and festivals in Poland and in Europe. Here are the latest awards: “Srebrna Lira” – second award at the 4th International Warsaw Choir Festival “Varsovia Cantus” (8th – 9th November 2008) and two awards at the International Krakow Choir Festival (10th – 13th June 2010). The choir performed also in Great Britain, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Germany and Netherlands. The choir has also made a few recordings for the radio and television in Poland and abroad. The musical output of the choir consists of four albums, the latest of which was recorded in June 2011.  Professor Przemysław Pałka has been a conductor and an artistic director of the choir since 1982.

Mješoviti pjevački zbor “Joakim Rakovac” / Mixed choir “Joakim Rakovac”, Croatia

The mixed choir „Joakim Rakovac“, was founded in the distant 1979 and in 2011 is celebrating its 32 years of existence. The past three decades are filled with devotion and enthusiasm of hundreds of members that embedded their vocal abilities and love towards the singing in remarkable results that the choir achieved in the above mentioned period. The Choir was and remained a framework of the musical amateurism in the town of Poreč, Istria.  In the past period of its activities, the choir performed on many stages throughout Istria, Croatia and abroad: in Austria, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia… It is worth-mentioning performances on the 7th International festival of choirs in Clusone in 2007, where 70 choirs from all over the world participated. It was an unforgettable experience with six performances in multiple places of the Bergamo province. Traditionally the Mixed choir „Joakim Rakovac“ sings at long lasting choir meeting „Naš kanat je lip“ which  the choir has attended  28 times with 90 compositions, some of which were premieres. From 1998 till the end of 2010 the choir held 40 stand-alone concerts, some with  participation of guest choirs. 
The Choir's repertoire is various and different and it goes from the Istrian and Dalmatian traditional songs, pieces of local and foreign authors to all musical-historical periods, from spiritual to secular character. Since 1997 the Choir is acting at the Open public university of Porec.  The choir is made of 40 members that regularly meet twice a week.

Corale  Polifonica  “Volumnia” Ponte San Giovanni, Perugia

The Corale Polifonica "Volumnia" was  founded in 1965 as Santa Cecilia’s Choir. From 1979 to 1985, the choir performed as San Pietro’s Basilica’s Choir in Perugia, and in this period, it took part in national events of great interest. In 1986 the Chorale brought  back its original range and took  the current name, inspired by the noble tomb of “Ipogeo dei Volumni” in Ponte San Giovanni. In following years, it has organized several music festivals, including four editions of the "Fluorilegio d' Estate" and it left  Italy for concert for different concerts: in Klingnau (Switzerland) on the occasion of the celebrations for the 750th year of founding of the town (1989), in Paramitha (Greece) with a concert of secular music of the 1500 at the invitation of the local civic administration (2007) and in France in Aix en Provence - Benefit Concert: Laudes (2009). The most important, unforgetable performaces were : "Gloria" by A. Vivaldi, "Magnificat" by T. Albinoni, "Te Deum" by W. A. Mozart, “Requiem” by G. Fauré. The ensemble  is a member of A.R.C.U.M. (Regional Association of Umbrian Choirs) and “Consulta dei Rioni e delle Associazioni” of Ponte San Giovanni.  From January 2010, the choir is conducted by Mr. In Sang Hwang. 

Santo Spirito's Choir – Perugia

This choir was founded in Perugia's Santo Spirito Parish in 1968, devoting itself to the community's liturgical service. As years went by the choir devoted itself to the study of classical polyphony, Gregorian  Chant and baroque and modern music up to Afro-American spirituals which became the peculiarity of its repertory.
The choir has been on tour in Tubingen (Germany) invited by a local Association then in Aix en Provence (France) and in various italian cities. It took part in a T.I.M. Competition in 1994 and in an international Choral Competition in Verona in 1997 where it reached the second place in the Spiritual's category.
In December 2005 the choir recorded its first CD including the live recording of Vivaldi's Gloria which was executed in January of the same year. In 2006 the choir performed Antonio Vivaldi's "Magnificat" in Santo Spirito's Church in Perugia and took also part in the twentieth International Choral Review in Savigliano (Cuneo). In 2007 the world premiere "Cantica De Sancto Benedicto" composed by Jacob Hann, was performed in honour of Pope Benedetto XVI. In Christmas time, that same year, the choir performed Vivaldi's Gloria with the Young Orchestra Sarang for a Christmas Concert in Perugia. In 2008 the choir performed the play "Cordova Anno Mille" written by Mario Coletti and set to music by Maestro Sang Hwang and executed the Mendel's "Messiah". Santo Spirito's Choir is a member of A.R.C.U.M. (Regional Association of Umbrian Choirs).

 

 

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