T. Albinoni, J. Pachelbel
St. Nicholas Church on Old Town Square |
60 minutes |
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A pleasant chamber classical concert at the St. Nicholas Church located in the most central part of Prague, few meters away from the Astronomical Clock Tower.
Bohumír Rabas - organ
Miroslav Kejmar - trumpet & flugelhorn
Miroslav Kejmar is an elite Czech trumpet player. Member of the Czech Philharmonic, he is also the founder of famous Prague Brass Ensemble.
Feel free to check the calendar of classical music concerts in Prague.
This monumental Baroque church of St. Nicholas on Prague Old Town Square is a masterpiece created by a genius of his time Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer. Completed in 1737, the church was first owned by the Catholic Church, later by the Orthodox Church and now it belongs to the Czechoslovak Hussite Church founded here in 1920.
The original design of the ceiling, frescoes (by K. D. Assam), stucco decoration (by B. Spinetti) and statues (by A. Braun) are a masterful example of the Baroque sense of dramatic effect. Completed by a splendid chandelier, donated to the Orthodox Church by Russian Tsar Alexander II. in 1880, St. Nicholas church on Old Town Square has one of the most impressive church interiors in Prague.
The front of the church was originally located at a small square called "Hen Market" and the church itself was surrounded by many other buildings, hence its strange orientation. The house right next to the church stands on the birthplace of Franz Kafka. Popular classical music concerts in St. Nicholas Church are among the most favourite ones. After the evening concert, the Old Town Square enlighted by lanterns and night lighted Church of Our Lady before Týn are an unforgetable sight!
St. Nicholas church on Old Town square is heated during the winter.
The church as such is not wheelchair accessible, as there are stairs to enter. No lift, no ramp. However, before each concert there are assistants ready to carry the wheelchair in the church.
Excellent choice of program played by two virtuosi.
Stunning playing and a great way to spend an evening in Prague. Thank you so much!