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Concert: Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir

Concert: Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir

October 30, 2018, 7:30 PM
The Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, one of the most prestigious choirs in the Czech Republic, performs a special selection of Czech and international classics in celebration of 100 years of Czech independence at the Washington National Cathedral on October 30, 2018, at 7:30 pm. The touring choir, ranging in age from 12-18, has performed throughout the world and brings exceptional young talent to the heart of Washington. Among the choir's greatest achievements are appearances at La Scala (Milan), Carnegie Hall (New York), Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow). The choir will feature such beloved songs as Dvořák’s Ave Maria, Schubert's Psalm XXII, and Bernstein's Gloria Tibi. Share in an evening of angelic voices in tribute to the centennial.  
 
Event Details:
 
Date/Time: October 30, 2018, at 7:30 pm
 
Venue: Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
 
Tickets: https://cathedral.org/event/czech-centennial-concert/
 
PROGRAM
Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir
Jan Kalfus, organ
Petr Louzensky, choirmaster
 
Jan Campanus Vodňanský: Rorando coeli
Jacobus Handl Gallus: Pueri concinite
Tomás Luis da Vittoria: Ave Maria
Randall Thompson: Alleluia
Leonard Bernstein: Gloria Tibi
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Veni Domine
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Laudate pueri
Franz Schubert: Psalm XXIII.
Max Reger: Mariä Wiegenlied
Antonín Dvořák: Ave Maria
Antonín Dvořák: When My Mother Taught Me
Jan Novák: Gloria
Jan Novák: Ave Maria
Slavomír Hořínka: Domine, non est exaltatum
Slavomír Hořínka: Laudate Dominum
Ivan Kurz: Maria, Mater nostra
Arvo Pärt: Peace Upon You, Jerusalem
Arvo Pärt: Zwei Beter
 
About the Choir:
About the Choir: The Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir (known as Kuhnata in Czech), was founded in 1932 by Jan Kühn, a distinguished singer, director and choirmaster. The choir is now one of the most significant Czech artistic collectives, known throughout the world. The choir has performed in Japan, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Its most talented children have grown into distinguished musicians – conductors, directors, composers, singers and instrumentalists. The choir's outstanding reputation is evident by the numerous awards and official honors it has won, including the European Grand Prix in 1998. The Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir has also emerged victorious in a number of international choir competitions (Paris, Princeton, Wuppertal, Tolosa, Arezzo) including a world record three wins at the prestigious competition at Tolos in Spain. During its existence, the choir has recorded over 50 CDs of both Czech and international music.
 
For more information about the choir, please visit http://www.kuhnata.cz/en

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