11th International Festival of Police Orchestras and Choirs
Prague, 4.6. - 7.6. 2015

In June 2015 the 11th International Festival of the Police Orchestras and Choirs will take place in the city of Prague. Ninety-five ensembles from Austria, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the Phillipines, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and the Czech Republic took part in the 10 last successful courses of the festival, which came to life in June1995. The aim of this event is to promote close personal contact among the "guardians of the law" of these countries which is extremely important for cooperation of the police at the international level. During the four days of their stay in Prague, the orchestras and the choirs will perform publicly in concert halls, gardens and on the largest squares of the city. They will also take part in Prague Castle concert, a parade in the city centre with a final concert in the city centre.

The festival organiser is The Band of the Castle Guards and Police of the Czech Republic (which this year celebrates 70 years of its existence) in cooperation with BP Promotion festival agency under the patronage of the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Mr. Milan Štěch, the Police President of the Czech Republic Mr. Tomáš Tuhý and the cty mayor of Prague Mrs. Adriana Krnáčová.

Bedrich Plechac
director of Bohemia Festivals

4.6. 2015 / Thursday


Arrival to your hotel, check-in


Reception of conductors and representatives of the orchestras and choirs by the mayor of the Town Hall of Prague
We can offer evening activities such as visit of cultural perfomances, dinner in the brewery, folklore evening etc.

5.6. 2015 / Friday


Guided half-day city tour for each ensemble


Reception of ensemble representatives by the Police President


Wallenstein Garden - Opening ceremony


Opening concert of choirs and orchestras in the Wallenstein Garden


 Vltava river cruise with buffet dinner and music (2hrs) = optional or individual programme

6.6. 2015 / Saturday


Concert of choirs at the Basilica of St. George, Prague Castle


Concert of the Band of Castle Guard and Police of the Czech Republic and of all participants in the garden Na Valech, Prague Castle*


 Joint lunch of all festival participants


Parade of all orchestras and choirs through the city of Prague and joint concert on theOld Town Square                                                                                         


Residence of the Mayor - Festival final evening with awording ceremony buffet style dinner, dancing and singing

* During the joint concerts on 6.6. , following compositions will be performed: František Kmoch: Kolíne, Kolíne and Muziky, muziky

7.6. 2015 / Sunday


Promenade concert at the Karlovy Vary or Podebrady Spa (for those interested)
departure for home

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