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The Music of Romanian Monasteries

22. 9. 2022, 19:30

The concert will take the listener down the mystical paths of Romanian sacred music performed by the leading male choir Nectarie Protopsaltul.

Program: music from the Neamț monastery, Cernica monastery and others

Male choir Nectarie Protopsaltul, artistic director: Sabin Preda

Venue: Church of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Resslova 9a, Prague 2

Admission: 300 CZK, 150 CZK (students, seniors)
Tickets available online here
Tickets are also available at the venue one hour before the beginning of each concert.

Treasures of Slavic Sacred Music

2. 10. 2022, 19:30

Join us for a “musical excursion” through the world of Slavic Orthodox music with music from Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, etc. and a world premiere by Czech composer P. Koronthály on Orthodox texts.

Sbor Notre Dame, conductor Leona Stříteská
Mixed choir Melodie
, conductor Pavel Salák

Venue: Church of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Resslova 9a, Prague 2

Admission: 250 CZK, 150 CZK (students, seniors)
Tickets available online here
Tickets are also available at the venue one hour before the beginning of each concert.

East and West
in the liturgy of the late Middle Ages

6. 10. 2022, 19:30

An outstanding concert which presents various settings of the Western Latin Mass by great masters of the late middle ages such as F. Landini and J. Ciconia along with masterpieces of the “Eastern Liturgy’’ by significant composers of the byzantine ars nova such as St. John Koukouzelis. For the first time in Prague, hitherto unknown Byzantine compositions from the musical archives of Cyprus will be performed, along with Ars Nova and Ars subtilior polyphony from the prominent Cypriot codex known as the Turin Manuscript J.II.9.

Tomáš Hála: positive organ, clavisimbalum
Anna Petrtylová: soprano
Marek Žihla: tenor
&
Giorgos Dimitriou (Cyprus, Vienna): protopsaltis (solo)
with members of the Ensemble Hilaris

Venue: Church of Saint Wenceslas of Zderaz, Resslova 300/6 120 00, Prague 2

Admission: 250 CZK, 150 CZK (students, seniors)
Tickets available online here
Tickets are also available at the venue one hour before the beginning of each concert.

The concert is held with the support of the Embassy of Cyprus in Prague  and under the auspices of the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, H. E. Mr. Antonios Theocharous.

Philokalia Today
Contemporary piano music inspired by Orthodox spirituality

12. 10. 2022, 19:30

Traditionally, one concert of the festival presents the Prague audience with contemporary music inspired by Orthodox spirituality. This year we invite you to musical trip to modern and postmodern piano music with works by V. Mokranjac, J. Tavener, I. Moody, A. Pärt and H. Bartoň (world premiere) .

V. Mokranjac: Echoes (Odjeci)
J. Tavener:
Ypakoe
I. Moody:
Fioriture
A. Pärt:
Für Alina
H. Bartoň: Prelude to psalm 141, for piano and electronics (world premier)

 

Radka Hanáková: piano

Venue: Liechtenstein Palace – Galerie, HAMU, Malostranské nám. 13, Prague 1

Admission: 250 CZK, 150 CZK (students, seniors), for students of HAMU entrance free
Tickets available online here
Tickets are also available at the venue one hour before the beginning of each concert.

Hildegard of Bingen and st. Kassia of Constantinople

19. 10. 2022, 19:30

The concert is dedicated to two of the earliest Christian women composers, the German mystic Hildegard of Bingen and the Byzantine composer and poet St. Kassia. Their works will be performed by the leading women’s ensemble Tiburtina and Greek singer Evanthia Vavoulioti.

Program: Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum, Ordo Virtutum, Troparion Kassianis aj.

Tiburtina Ensemble, artistic director: Barbora Kabátková
Evanthia Vavoulioti (Greece): psaltria
with the accompaniment the Philokallia Ensemble

Venue: Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Viničná 2, 128 00, Prague 2
Admission: 300 CZK, 150 CZK (students, seniors)
Tickets available online here
Tickets are also available at the venue one hour before the beginning of each concert.

The concert is held with the support of the Embassy of Greece in Prague and the Church of Greece and under the auspices of the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Mr. Athanassios Paressoglou.

CHURCH SERVICE (free entry):

All-night vigil on the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos
or
Music from the Holy Mountain of Athos

7. 9. 2022, 21:00 until 01:30 (8. 9. 2022)

All-night vigil with authentic Byzantine music from the Holy Mountain of Athos on the feast day of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

Fotios Kalyvas (Greece): protopsaltis
Sotiris Tsepidis (Greece): ison singer, psaltis
with the accompaniment (isokratema) of the
Male choir of the Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Malá Chuchle, artistic director: Marios Christou.

Venue: Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, V Lázních 15, Malá Chuchle

Free entry

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