Praga Cantat

prof. Miroslav Kosler

prof. Miroslav Košler
Artistic Director of Festival

Praga Cantat


27th International Choir Competition and Festival
Prague, 31.10. – 3.11. 2013

Praga Cantat festival of which the 26th edition was held from 25th to 28th of October 2012 became one of the most important choir events in Prague. The previous 26 festivals was attended by 770 choirs from 31 countries. The total number of singers who have visited this Prague's festival is 29 200.

Praga Cantat festival is not an exclusive competition. Alongside the excellent choirs there are also choirs at the beginning of their development and those which want to match with the others and feel the beautiful atmosphere of the competition. The international and professional jury does not only judge the performances of the choirs but also gives valuable recommendations which may help the choir leaders with their following work.

We are looking forward to welcoming you as our guests!

Bedrich Plechac
director of Bohemia Festivals

Preliminary programme:

31.10. 2013 / Thursday


Arrival to Prague and meeting with your Czech assistant, transfer to the hotel
individual programme

1.11. 2013 / Friday

Group breakfast in the hotel


Choir Director and Vice-President (2 choir members) will take part in welcome reception


Official opening concert at the National House perfomed by Czech famous choir "Cancioneta Praga"
Time for lunch


Competitions for choirs in all categories takes place in the National House
At the same time, the performances of festival choirs take place at senior citizens homes
Competition continues until the evening

2.11. 2013 / Saturday

Group breakfast in the hotel


Performances of festival´s choirs participating in Category G
Guided city tour including visit of the Prague Castle for the categories A - F
Time for lunch


Competition for GRAND PRIX 2013


Closing ceremony + awards ceremony for choirs, after which the compulsory pieces are sung together, performance of the Grand Prix winner  
Following the closing ceremonies, all choirs come together to enjoy a farewell evening of music and dance at the National House

3.11. 2013 / Sunday

Group breakfast in the hotel and check-out of the hotel

If you would like to extend your stay in Prague we can prepare a special programme for you upon request.

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