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Choral Workshop & Concert

22 July - 3 August 2020 Prague / Leipzig

Workshop in Prague with final concert in Leipzig

We are excited to invite you to join a choir workshop with an outstanding opportunity to hold a concert in one of most prominent churches of Leipzig - St. Nikolas Church. You will create many memorable moments during travel adventures in the triad of European culture: Prague, Leipzig, and Dresden.
At ICM International Choir Workshop we have organized a workshop package where we will provide you with an educational and entertaining programme. Next to intensive choir rehearsals you will experience the historical beauty of medieval Prague, a multitude of attractions in the noble city of Dresden and the colourful palette of Leipzig’s musical scene.
Our programme ensures a fully-fledged educational enrichment. In addition to plenty of entertaining accompaniment such as musically and historically themed tours you will also be able to visit museums and art galleries. You will also enjoy multiple dinners including one to celebrate the pinnacle of the workshop: The final concert in the historic church where J. S. Bach himself performed his musical masterpieces.

Program

REPERTOIRE:

J.S.Bach- Jesus bleibet meine Freude (with organ)

J.S. Bach - Magnificat: Casti Fecit potentiam, Gloria

F.Mendelssohn - Bartholdy: Psalm 43

F.Mendelssohn - Bartholdy: Psalm 100

A.Dvorak- Messe D dur (with organ)

Jan Campanus Vodňanský: Rorando coeli (optionally)

1ST DAY JULY 22, WEDNESDAY | PRAGUE

- arrival to Prague
- check-in into the hotel
Afternoon:
- Choral Workshop registration meeting with welcome drinks. Brochures with in-depth information about the workshop program, city structure, contacts and list of recommended turist activities will be available for each workshop participant.
Evening:
- free time for relaxation and acclimation

2ND DAY JULY 23, THURSDAY | PRAGUE

Morning:
- Individual program
- Prague guided excursion, which will include the pearls of Czech history. You will walk on The Royal Way through the heart of Old City while visiting iconic Charles' Bridge, the Castle and it's St. Vitus Cathedral, along with many other beautiful churches and streets.
Afternoon:
- first rehearsal of Choral Workshop
Evening:
- welcome dinner in traditional czech restaurant *
* in case of food allergies, please inform the workshop manager

3RD DAY JULY 24, FRIDAY | PRAGUE

Morning:
- Individual program
Afternoon:
- rehearsal
Evening:
- List of optional activities for this day will be listed in the brochure: concerts, parties, pub crawls, museums and gallery visits. Easy booking is available via workshop manager.

4TH DAY JULY 25, SATURDAY | CESKY KRUMLOV

One-day excursion to Cesky Krumlov (optionally):
- A walk through the exceptionally old city with a brief introduction to its history. Being placed in a relatively peaceful area, Cesky Krumlov has never been noticeably damaged by wars and unrests, thus preserving its immaculate medieval atmosphere. You will visit the second large castle in Czech Republic. Picturesque views are guaranteed.
Lunch:
- Optional: Reservation of lunch seats in an old czech tavern
Afternoon:
- Optional: Visits of Český Krumlov Regional Museum, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, etc...
Evening:
20:30 - Festival Krumlov: evening concert in a beer garden with Steven Spielberg & John Williams; North Czech Philharmonic Teplice; Conductor: Jan Kučera
- returning to Prague after concert

5TH DAY JULY 26, SUNDAY | PRAGUE

- Individual program
- this is a free day to enjoy and explore the city
- examples of museums and galleries: Czech Museum of Music, Franz Kafka Museum, National Gallery, Museum Kampa with contemporary czech art, Jewish Museum, Beer Museum, etc....
- further activities will be listed in the brochure

6TH DAY JULY 27, MONDAY | PRAGUE

Morning:
- Individual program
Afternoon:
- rehearsal
Evening:
- optional activities will be listed in the brochure

7TH DAY JULY 28, TUESDAY | PRAGUE

Morning:
- Individual program
Afternoon:
- rehearsal
Evening:
- optional activities will be listed in the brochure

8TH DAY JULY 29, WEDNESDAY | PRAGUE

Morning:
- Individual program
Afternoon:
- rehearsal
Evening:
- optional activities will be listed in the brochure
- preparation for the trip to Dresden and Leipzig

9TH DAY JULY 30, THURSDAY | DRESDEN

Morning:
- check out from Hotel (Prague)
A one-day excursion to Dresden:
- A walk through the city centre. Dresden is known for its long tradition as a royal residence of electors and kings of Saxony. With its influence, the city was graced with plenty baroque and roccoco architecture, which was scrupulously restored after second world war.
Afternoon:
- Dresden's fine art gallery Zwinger, which you will be able to visit, features most prominent Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan van Eyck, El Greco and many more.
Evening:
- arrival to Leipzig, check-in to the hotel

10TH DAY JULY 31, FRIDAY | LEIPZIG

- Excursion to the Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments in Leipzig. Visit of Bach Museum and St. Thomas Church. Being one of the most prominent musical city in the Europe, one can see the heritage of renown composers on many corners and streets.
Afternoon / Evening:
- rehearsal
Optional: Leipzig is a home to an exuberant cultural life, including many alternative subcultures such as indie, punk or gothic, which can be explored in saturday night concerts. For those who favour young art scene, numerous small independent galleries and gallery complexes (such as Baumwollspinnerei ans Tapettenwerk) are open for visits.

11TH DAY AUGUST 1, SATURDAY | LEIPZIG

Morning:
- Individual program
- Guided city tour through the city center
Afternoon / Evening:
- rehearsal

12TH DAY AUGUST 2, SUNDAY | LEIPZIG

Morning:
- Individual program
- dress rehearsal
Evening:
- final concert in St. Nicolas Church Leipzig
- celebration dinner

13TH DAY AUGUST 3, MONDAY | LEIPZIG

Morning: - check out from Hotel - departure from Leipzig to Prague or Berlin

Concert

St. Nikolas Church

St. Nikolas Church. The final concert will be held in the historic church St. Nikolas Church (Leipzig) where J. S. Bach himself performed his musical masterpieces.

Travel

Prague

Prague, a legendary city of a hundred spires and mysteriously picturesque streets saturated with historical gems, attracts tourists from every world's corner in every season of the year. Its saturated culture has produced many artistic geniuses working in various fields - the traces can be seen (and heard) in almost each street and district. It was in Prague where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Fryderyk Chopin, Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Edvard Grieg came to write and perform some of their best works. Additionally, the ultimate duo of Czech Romanticism - Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana - both lived and created their famously wonderful works in Prague. Today, the commitment to classical music and opera runs deep in the veins of Prague in the form of the Prague Spring music festival in May, and at high-culture venues such as the Rudolfinum and National Theatre.

Leipzig

Leipzig has a great tradition as a city of music, a vibrant city-life and an international reputation in many fields. Important musicians such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Clara, Robert Schumann, Hanns Eisler and Richard Wagner all worked and performed here. Leipzig is also home to internationally renowned ensembles such as the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the St. Thomas Choir, and the classical music recording centre of the public Central German Broadcasting. The city annually organizes an international Bach festival and biannually the international Bach competition. Musical talents from all over the world study at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theater. The current music scene in Leipzig remains wide - classical, rock, pop, jazz, experimental are to be found in dozens of avenues. Numerous music festivals - from a-capella to jazz days and street music to unusual subcultures - make Leipzig one of the most attractive musical cities in Europe.

Dresden

The historic centre of the city on the River Elbe should be explored on foot - from the Zwinger and the Semper Opera House to the Royal Palace, which is under reconstruction, on to the Frauenkirche and to Brühl's Terrace, and to the town houses in the inner new city.
Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner had a number of their works performed for the first time in Dresden. Other artists, such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Strauss, Gottfried Semper and Gret Palucca, were also active in the city. Dresden is also home to several art collections, musical ensembles, and buildings from various architectural periods.

Cesky Krumlov

Český Krumlov is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Its historic centre, centred around the Český Krumlov Castle, has been a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and was given this status along with the historic Prague castle district. The Castle is unusually large for a town of its size; within the Czech Republic it is second in extent only to the Hradčany castle complex of Prague. Inside its grounds are a large rococo garden, an extensive bridge over a deep gap in the rock upon which the castle is built, and the castle itself, which in turn consists of many defined parts dating from different periods. Český Krumlov Castle preserves its Baroque theatre. It is one of few such court theaters to retain its original stage machinery, scenery and props.

workshop manager
Contact Partner

Margarita Kalinovska

Phone: +420 608917903

E-Mail: conductingmasterclasses.eu@gmail.com

Fee

For inquiries and questions regarding the prices and workshop program, please contact us via above stated Email or Phone.

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Venues

  • Prague
  • Leipzig
  • Dresden
  • Cesky Krumlov (optionally)

Accommodation

  • 3 or 4 stars Hotels.

Breakfast included

  • Prague
    City Centre
  • Leipzig
    City Centre

Tutors

  • Choral Director of the National Theatre
    Lenka Navrátilová
choral tutor