Tag: Lukáš Vasilek

Prague Philharmonic Choir

The Prague Philharmonic Choir (PPC), which marked 80 years of its existence in January 2015, ranks among Europe´s leading professional choral ensembles. Initially named Radiojournal Prague Choir, it was founded in 1935 by choirmaster Jan Kühn. Its current principal choirmaster, Lukáš Vasilek, has stood at the helm of the Prague Philharmonic Choir since 2007. The Prague Philharmonic Choir has to its credit many prestigious collaborations with, among others, the Czech…

Re:Source-Prague Philharmonic Choir

This Re:Source article is presented as a service to Opus Osm readers by The Prague Philharmonic Choir. The Prague Philharmonic Choir (PPC), which marked 80 years of its existence in January 2015, ranks among Europe´s leading professional choral ensembles. Initially named Radiojournal Prague Choir, it was founded in 1935 by choirmaster Jan Kühn. Its current principal choirmaster, Lukáš Vasilek, has stood at the helm of the Prague Philharmonic Choir since…

Sing For Your — Breakfast!

What happens when young kids meet The Prague Philharmonic Choir and their guests? In the Prague Conservatory concert hall: Young kids, mostly early elementary-school age, and their parents. On the stage: Empty choir ‘risers’ (stands). Nothing happens. Where is the choir? Suddenly, “Allelujah! Allelujah!” bursts from the balcony above. The 35 voices from The Prague Philharmonic Choir (SBOR) sing the main theme from Handel’s Messiah. Startled kids twist around in…

Balancing Acts

In The Prague Philharmonic Choir’s Ingenious Matchup, it’s Voice Facing Off against Instrument You generally hear large mixed choirs either a cappella or in conjunction with symphony orchestras, as in the final movements of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In their performance Feb 1 at the Lichtenstein Palace, the Prague Philharmonic Choir offered a third alternative. The massed voices of the choir were balanced against groups of instruments that are generally heard…

Monday, April 16, 2012: Spectre at the Castle!

The Spectre’s Bride Comes to the Castle! It is a tale that is common to cultures all across Europe, irrespective of language barriers. It is a close relative to tales of vampires and werewolves. About 150 years ago, this eery tale was retold to reflect profoundly Christian beliefs, and then set to music in 1884 by Antonín Dvořák. On the 25th of April, the Prague Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, with the…