Praga Cantat

prof. Miroslav Kosler

prof. Miroslav Kosler
President Emeritus,
Founder of the Festival

Jakub Zicha

Jakub Zicha
Artistic Director of the Festival

Praga Cantat

30th PRAGA CANTAT 2016

Jubilee International Choir Competition and Festival
includes the Grand Prix as well as an extraordinary award from the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation
and a special premium awarded by Miroslav Košler

Prague, 27.10. – 30.10. 2016

Praga Cantat festival of which the 29th edition was held from 29th October to 1st November 2015 became one of the most important choir events in Prague. 836 choirs from 38 countries attended in the past 29 fesitval years. The total number of singers who have visited these Prague festivals is 31 620.

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:

27.10. 2016 / Thursday


Arrival in Prague and meeting with your Czech guide, accomodation


Choir Directors and Vice-Presidents + 2 choir members will take part in welcome reception at the Old Town Hall
individual programme

28.10. 2016 / Friday

Group breakfast in the hotel


Official opening concert
at the National House Na Vinohradech, Prague 2
perfomed by famous Czech choirs Bonifantes
Time for lunch


Competition for choirs in all categories categories and performance of non-competitive choirs take place at the National House Competition continues until the evening

29.10. 2016 / Saturday

Group breakfast in the hotel


Guided city tour including visit of the Prague Castle (without entrance fees)
Time for lunch


Competition for GRAND PRIX 2016


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

30.10. 2016 / 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 program for you upon request.

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