D. Bortniansky, P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff and A. Kastalsky performed by prominent Czech choirs and an ensemble
This concert will present works which late Miroslav Košler (important Czech choir master) loved, conducted and arranged, performed by his students Jiří Petrdlík, Ondřej Kunovský, Pavel Trojan Jr. and Marios Christou as well as the world premiere of the Czech version of Agni parthene, the renowned hymn by Saint Nectarios of Aegina.
- D. Bortniansky, P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff, A. Kastalsky
- traditional orthodox music arranged by Miroslav Košler and other
Prague Mixed Choir, choir master: Jiří Petrdlík
Charles University Choir in Prague (VUS UK), choir master: Ondřej Kunovský
Philokallia Ensemble & Choir of the Cathedral of Ss. Cyril and Methodius
choir master: Marios Christou, guest conductor: Pavel Trojan Jr.
The children’s choir of Cyril and Method’s school, choir master: Sakvina Lariss
About the festival:
Archaion Kallos International Festival of Orthodox Music invites you to a beautiful spiritual and musical experience. In its literal sense, the Greek expression “archaion kallos” means “ancient beauty,” but in the vocabulary of the Holy Fathers of the Eastern Christian Church, “archaion kallos” speaks of a certain archetype, an “original beauty;” that is to say, the beauty which man beheld in Paradise and which he experienced after Creation.
The association Philokallia (a word of Greek origin meaning “love of the beautiful”) gave this name to the first and only festival of Orthodox music in Prague because they perceive every act in sacred music, whether of composition or interpretation, as a kind of conscious or unconscious search for this pristine beauty, the Archaion Kallos.
- No intermission
- Dress code: casual