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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.