Prague Choral Meetings 2020
Prague Spring Choral Meeting
April 23 -26, 2020, May 7-10, 2020
Prague Summer Choral Meeting
July 9-12, 2020, August 6-9, 2020
Prague Atumn Choral Meeting
November 5-8, 2020
Prague Advent Choral Meeting
November 26 -29, 2020, December 3 -6, 2020
Advent Choral Meeting
Prague Advent Choral Meetings 2018
Prague Advent Choral Meetings 2017
Prague Choral Meetings 2016
Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2015
Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2014
November 20-23, 2014
November 27-30, 2014
December 4-7, 2014
Prague Summer Choral Meeting 2014
July 17-20 , 2014
Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2013
November 21-24, 2013
December 5-8, 2013
December 12-15, 2013
Program v češtině
November 22-25, 2012
December 6-9, 2012
December 1 - 4, 2011
December 8-11, 2011
December 2 - 5, 2010
December 9-12, 2010
December 3 - 6, 2009
December 10-13, 2009
December 4 - 7, 2008
Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2019
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Kostel Sv. Michala, St. Michael Church, V Jirchářích
13.30-14.00 Cantus, Latvia
14.00-14.30 Vaci Harmonia Kórus, Hungary
14.30-15.00 The Colour of Gospel, Switzerland
15.00-15.30 Coral del Valle de Benasque ELS PITARROIS DEL FREIXE, Spain
15.30-16.00 "Egressy Kórus Tata" Alapítvány, Hungary
16.00-16.30 Coral d'Ullastrell, Catalunya
16.30-17.00 Coral Saude do Chuac de La Coruña, Spain
17.00-17.30 common singing of all choirs, diploma awarding
Kostel Sv. Michala, St. Michael Church, V Jirchářích
11.00-11.30 Choir TRISON Braila, Romania
11.30-12.00 Aurorakören, Finland
12.00-12.30 Gulbene Cultural center mixed choir "Harmonija" Choir, Latvia
12.30-13.00 Concentus Choir from Brasov, Romania
13.00-13.30 Choir Loreleja, Latvia
13.30-14.00 Leövey Klára Secondary School Choir, Hungary
14.00-14.30 Coral de São José - Associação Musical, Portugal
14.30-15.00 Choir DURBE, Latvia
15.00-15.30 Troubadours de l'Eau Noire de Couvin", Belgium
15.30-16.00 common singing of all choirs, diploma awarding
Conductors: Maruta Rozite, Maruta Grigale
The Girls‘ Choir “Cantus”of Ernesta Vignera Kuldīga Music School has been founded 50 years ago and has been trained and conducted up till now by its founder and main conductor Maruta Rozīte. The conductor Maruta Grigale and accomponist Marta Ozoliņa are also a big part of choir's success. The girls aged 8 to 18 come from Kuldiga in western part of Latvia (population 14.000).
“Cantus” can be proud of 13 international competition awards and prizes as well as worldwide concert tours (China, USA, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France and others) – all this reflect the unique vocal quality of the Choir.
“Cantus” effortlessly performs two-hour concert programmes from memory (pieces with original texts in German, English, Italian, Latin and Latvian), always on the highest level and marked by an incomparable beauty of sound. The traditional folk costumes of their native land together with their dance-like movements and “choreography” additionally serve to captivate their enthusiastic audiences.
Váci Harmónia Kórus Hungary
Conductor: Andrea Prugli
Váci Harmónia Kórus comes from Vác, Hungary. The choir is celebrating its 55th anniversary of foundation this year. The choir has the highest qualification of Hungary called “concert choir”. The ensemble has 6 -7 concerts a year. They organize and participate in choral festivals, in oratorio concerts and in musical literary shows. The choir’s program today is multicolour, from Renaissance to modern music including Italian, English, German and Hungarian composers. In this concerts the piano accompanist is Eszter Hámory, solo singer is Krisztina Jaczo. Váci Harmónia Kórus is conducted by Andrea Prugli.
The Colour of Gospel, Switzerland
Conductor: Gordana Kekenovska-Kolarova
The Colour of Gospel exists since 1997 and belongs to the catholic church in Neuenhof (Canton Aargau) in Switzerland. Almost 40 singers are part of this 4-voices choir. Beside its participation in church services troughout the year, the choir performs own concerts. The repertoire consists mainly of gospels and spiritual,s as well as pop and musicals songs.
Coral del Valle de Benasque “Els Pitarrois del Freixe” Spain
Conductor: D. Pablo Gascón Vallés
The choir "Els Pitarrois del Freixe" was formed by a group of people from various locations in the Benasque Valley (belonging to the Aragonese Pyrenees) in autumn 1998.
The name is in Patés, a dialect spoken in the surroundings of the Benasque Valley. "Pitarrois" - robin - is a bird similar in size to the common sparrow but much more striking due to the red color of the chest.
In addition to the choral activity, the Choral Cultural Association promotes other initiatives related to music such as choral technique courses, body expression applied to choral singing and talks,promotion of Aragonese folklore ...
They have made numerous choral exchanges with ensembles all over Spain.
Egressy Kórus Tata" Alapítvány, Hungary
Coral d'Ullastrell, Catalunya
Conductor: Carles Valls Pons
The Ullastrell Choir was founded in 1996, under the direction of Anna Burgués. They gave their first concert on April 27, 1997 in the Church of Santa Maria de Ullastrell. It is made up of 27 singers and its repertoire collects universal works by different authors, styles and periods.
Concerts have been made in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the rest of the Spain as well as Andorra, France, Italy, Belgium and Ireland.
They have participated in different exchanges and choral meetings throughout Catalunya. They have been also invited and they have performed at different international festivals, such as Belgium and Italy.
Currently, they are preparing a repertoire based on the history of Catalan Rock.
Coral Saude do Chuac de La Coruña, Spain
Conductor: Juan Brage
The Saúde choir was founded at the end of the year 2001 and was presented to the public on August 3, 2002 in the church of Sta María de Cambre in La Coruña. It is composed mostly of health personnel from CHUAC, University Hospital of La Coruña. Beside their hometown they have performed in othe towns of Galicia:, Asturias, Peñafiel, Valladolid and outside of Spain, in Prague , Venice , Rome, Brussels and Lisbon.
The choir interprets profane and religious classical works (Schubert, De Vitoria, Rachmaninov, etc.), a lot of popular music (Galician, South American, Havana music, etc.) and also more current music (Mancini, Serrat, Gardel, Morricone, etc)
Choir TRISON Braila, Romania
Conductor: Prof. Ștefan Lupu + Marcica Lupu
For over twenty years, the TRISON choral ensemble professionally conducted by Teachers Marcica and Stefan Lupu has risen to the challenge due to its special participation in prominent competitions and festivals in Romania as well as abroad. Thus, promoting a repertoire which mainly includes Romanian but also international choral compositions, the TRISON choir has delivered the message of peace and harmony pertaining to choral music, the ardor and pleasure of making music together. Currently, the TRISON Choir is operating at the School of Arts and Crafts "Vespasian Lungu" in Braila.
Conductor: Sanna Kola
The Swedish speaking choir is coming from Finnish second biggest city Turku/Åbo. The choir has about 30 members and performs around 10 times a year. The choir in autumn of 1963 on the initiative of Börje Lång, who at the Institute of Commerce got to know a group of young people interested in singing. It was lead by Paul Jansson, for 34 years.
The best thing about the Aurora choir is the well-being, the joy of the singers and the so-called Aurora sound which, despite the change of singers and conductors, has lasted for over 50 years.
They meet for rehearsals every Monday.
Gulbene Cultural Center Mixed Choir "Harmonija" Choir, Latvia
Conductor: Māra Mezīte
Choir "Harmonija" (Harmony) is a choir of Gulbene Cultural Center. The choir has been singing with their conductor Māra Mezīte since 2002.
Harmonija takes part in a lot of events organized by Gulbene municipality, such as - celebrations of town and municipality, solstice celebration, Celebration of well-known Latvian conductors brothers Kokari, as well as contests organized by Latvian Radio. The choir has been participated in singing game "Choir Wars" – they like to sing all kinds of music.
Every 5 years, Harmonija is a part of the biggest singing celebrations in Latvia- Song and dace festival in Riga. Lately choir Harmonija has worked on religious music., performing in churches and other places in Gulbene municipality.
Concentus Choir Brasov, Romania
Conductor: Marius Modiga
“Concentus” Mixed Chamber Choir was founded in the fall of 1997, under the direction of two dedicated profesors, Marius Modiga and Radu Noaghiu.
The choir’s repertoire ranges from a capella works to musical pieces with instruments, from non-religious to religious and folkloric.
The choir’s debut was a concert of Romanian and international carols in December 1997 which led to concerts during festivals and contests, both at home and abroad (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, USA).
Female Voice Choir "Loreleja"
Conductor: Diana Austra Vaice
The female choir "Loreleja” established in 2001, comes from a small city called Plavinas. The choir's repertoire contains many songs with different characteristic's varying from the classical music to contemporary songs.
In cooperation with the Youth folk dance group "Daugaviņa", they have made joint concert programs, which have been shown in Denmark, Croatia and Ukraine. Loreleja also took a part in many choir festivals and competitions in Latvia and Lithuania. In 2017, the choir received silver award in International Choir Festival “Mundus Cantat Sopot 2017” in Sopot, Poland. The choir is also an active participant in the social and cultural life of their hometown Plavinas.
Leövey Klára Secondary School Choir, Hungary
Conductor: Gizella Gróf Füredyné
The choir consists of students aged 14 - 18, they all attend Leövey Klára Secondary School in Budapest. The institution has a famous musical history: Ilona, Andor – a student of Zoltán Kodály – worked as a music teacher and became a world famous choir-master in this school in the 1960s. During the last few years the school mixed-choir has been revived in order to follow the school’s traditions. Their repertoire is extensive and includes a wide variety of songs eg. Gregorian, Renessaince, Baroque, Classical, Romantic works. They are also very keen on popular music. The choir has rehearsal weekly and are happy always to perform to the public.
Coral de São José - Associação Musical, Azores, Portugal
Conductor: Luís Filipe Carreiro
The São José Choir, formed on March 19, 1967, already has 52 years of artistic activity, being recognized regionally and nationally as a reference choir in the archipelago of Azores in the Atlantic.
From his vast repertoire stand out the famous works of Rossini, Haendel, Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven, Puccini, Haydn, Santos Pinto, Carl Orff, Gershwin, among many others.
Their long career has allowed them to perform with famous national and international conductors and soloists, as well as prestigious national orchestras.
They have traveled to other islands in the region, the USA, Madeira, Lisbon and Porto.
Currently there are about 60 singers in the choir - the São José Choir develops the valences of Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir and Liturgical Choir, along with the promotion of Musical Formation classes. Luís Filipe Carreiro has been their musical and artistic director since 2007.
Choir Durbe, Latvia
Conductor: Renars Juzups
There has been a long and old tradition of choral singing in Durbe. On 19th August 1865 a polyphonic motet had been sung. – it is considered the beginning of the choral singing in Durbe. In 2013 the conductor Renars Juzups started working with the choir. The choir regularly takes part in the Song and Dance Festivals in Riga. A cooperation has been with a men’s choir from Berlin, both choirs performed in St. John’s Church in Riga. In 2014 it took part in the Choir Olympiad in Riga as well as it had a concert trip to Austria. The choir has friendship links with a number of Latvian choirs.
Troubadours de l'Eau Noire de Couvin", Belgium
Conductor: Friar André Rosseaux
The choir coming from Couvin, a small town in the Ardennes, was founded by friar André Rosseaux in October 1964 – he has been leading the ensemble for more than 55 years now. The choir has reached excellent results in many national and international competitions, such as:
· 1st Prize of the Belgian Radio-Television Category mixed voices
· 1st Prize with Special Jury Congratulations to the European Neerpelt Festival
· 1st Prize at the Bethlehem Choir Festival
They were received by King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola at Laeken Royal Castle.
The choir has successfully performed in Italy, Israel, USA, Rwanda, Switzerland, France, Spain, Canada, Senegal, Hungary, Mexico, Tunisia, Germany, Czech Republic (Olomouc), Poland and many other countries.