September12 2019 (Thu)
7:00 PM

Old Testament Themed Oratorios

Chamber Concert in Prague

Maisel Synagogue | Classical Music

70 minutes | Not available

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Date: September 12, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)
Venue: Maisel Synagogue
Duration: 70 minutes
Status: Not available
Group discount 10+ people
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Old Testament Themed Oratorios 

Hear the leading Czech soprano Viktorie Dugranpere accompanied by one of the Czech Republic’s finest Baroque violinists Jiří Sycha and the harpsichordist/organist Ondřej Bernovský. The program includes compositions by the Baroque composers George Frideric Händel (1685–1759), Nicola Matteis (1650–1714) and Henry Eccles (1670–1742). 

Program:

Let the bright Seraphim…” (Israelitish Woman) / SAMSON, Act III
Bless’d the day...” (Solomon’s Queen) / SOLOMON, Act I

  • George Frideric Händel (1685–1759): Sonata in F Major
    Adagio
    Allegro
    My vengeance awakes me…” (Athalia) / ATHALIA, Act II
    Regard, oh son, my flowing tears…” (Nicotris) / BELSHAZZAR, Act II
     
  • Nicola Matteis (1650–1714)
    Aria amorosa
    Oh, had I Jubal’s lyre…” (Achsah) / JOSHUA, Act III
    Ah jealousy, thou pelican...” (Asenath) / JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN, Act III
     
  • Henry Eccles (1670–1742)
    Guilt trembling spoke my doom…” (Susanna) / SUSANNA, Act III
    To darkness eternal…” (Athalia) / ATHALIA, Act III

Soloists:

Viktorie Dugranpere - soprano
Jiří Sycha - violin
Ondřej Bernovský - harpsichord

The soprano Viktorie Dugranpere studied singing first with the Czech opera singer Daniela Šounová Brouková and then with the Prague Conservatory profesor Jiří Kotouč. She is currently attending the Music Academy Prague.

She obtained a bachelor's degree in liturgical music (choir direction) from the Týn School under the auspices of the Charles University Faculty of Education and a master's degree in musicology from the Charles University Faculty of Arts. She also successfully completed a course at the Sorbonne in Paris. Viktorie Dugranpere has given many solo performances. In 2018 she did a concert tour in the United Arab Emirates as part of the Sharjah Heritage Days festival, where she represented Czech music. Since 2009, she has been the artistic director of the professional vocal instrumental group Victoria Ensemble, with whom she performs as a soloist, ensemble singer and conductor.

Jiří Sycha studied violin at the Church Conservatory in Kroměříž, where he won first place in the Yamaha Scholarship Competition. As a student, he was a member of the school Baroque ensemble Collegium da Camera. Besides the violin, he also studied conducting and composition at the conservatory. He is active as a solo and group performer in various groups, as well as a concert master of Czech Baroque ensembles. He regularly gives solo recitals with the harpsichordist Filip Dvořák. As a conductor, he has collaborated with soloists such as Iva Bittová, Ivan Ženatý and Karolína Berková. He is also active as a composer, mainly of chamber music.

The harpsichordist and organist Ondřej Bernovský is active in the Czech Republic and other countries. He focuses on pre-classical music and new compositions. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed with many ensembles from the Czech Republic and other countries. He has been successful in many prestigious competitions. As a répétiteur and basso continuo, he has also participated in the Pilsen production of the opera L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi. He also enjoys performing as a liturgical organist.

Important: 

  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual / smart casual 

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