Poetry in vocal music
17. October 2020 at 18:00
Church of St. John the Baptist
The Brno vocal quintet Ensemble Frizzante will perform at the concert as part of the “Silberbauer’s Musical Podyjí” festival together with organist Kateřina Málková. The concert program is focused on setting music to poetry into vocal compositions. We will hear Renaissance madrigals, but also modern spiritual vocal work. The concert will feature the premiere of Eros’s Madrigal Workbook by composer Lukáš Sommer, which was composed for this evening. The vocal quintet Ensemble Frizzante aims to discover forgotten compositions and the human voice’s unusual connection with musical instruments. It was founded in 2015 as a group of professional singers from leading Brno choirs (Opera Choir of the National Theater in Brno, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno and others).
The concert takes place as part of the Czech-Austrian International Music Festival “Silberbauer’s Musical Podyjí”. The festival takes the name of Baroque organ builder from Znojmo, who worked in the Podyjí / Thayatal region. The festival’s mission is to contribute to the rediscovery of his name to the general public in South Moravia and Lower Austria.
- Eva Daňhelová (CZ) – soprano
- Veronika Slavíčková (CZ) – mezzo-soprano
- Petr Pytlík (CZ) – contralto, tenor
- Antonín Libicher (CZ) – tenor
- Martin Kotulan (CZ) – bass