Legenda o sv. Ludmile

28. October 2023 at 15:00
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Opatství Geras

The Legend of St. Ludmila project is a concert programme that will begin with a motet by the important late Baroque composer F. I. Tůma Miserere mei, Deus and then the oratorio brevis Legend of St. Ludmila by contemporary composer and singer Jiří M. Procházka.

Dramaturgy accentuates the principle of duality. It combines the old and the new, the ancient and the contemporary, or the earthly and the divine. It looks into the moments of the beginnings of Czech statehood and connects the creative approach to domestic sacred music of the late Baroque period and the 21st century.


  • a student of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and a graduate of the Master's program at the Mannes School of Music in New York, where she had the opportunity to perform at the Bohemian National Hall and Carnegie Hall. She is a winner of many domestic competitions and a recipient of several prestigious study grants and the Gold Crystal Heart Award for spreading Czech culture in the USA. This season, she will be a guest artist at the Prague State Opera, the South Bohemian Theatre and the J.K. Tyl Theatre.
  • She is a permanent member and soloist of The Czech Ensemble Baroque under the direction of Roman Válek, and regularly collaborates with the Collegium 1704 ensemble under the direction of Václav Lukes, with whom she regularly performs in concerts both at home and abroad. She is a member of the vocal trio Drei Engel and appears on stage with other project ensembles, such as Collegium Marianum, Musica Figuralis and others. Besides singing, she is professionally involved in music management and production (Vojtěch Dyk & B-Side Band, international music festival Groove Brno, music club Metro Music Bar in Brno and many other projects).
  • He holds a B.A. degree from the Universität für Musik u.d.K. in Vienna, where he is currently pursuing his master's studies. He is a laureate of many Czech and international competitions. Since 2017, he has been a regular guest at the Olomouc Baroque Festival, where he has performed a number of roles. He made his debut in stone theatre in 2021 at the Silesian Theatre Opava. In November he will play the role of Tamino (Mozart: Zauberflöte) at the South Bohemian Theatre in Budejovice. In 2020 he recorded a Christmas CD "Exaltatio" with Dagmar Pecková.
  • singer, composer and initiator of cultural events. He was educated at the Brno Conservatory, the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. In addition to his own compositions (e.g. The Hours, Mea culpa, Ztracený, The Tale of the Golem and many others), he is devoted to classical singing, especially to the learned interpretation of early music. He has appeared as a guest at several opera houses and in concert with a number of domestic and international ensembles. He has completed a number of original projects (e.g. Black Earth, Home is Far, Far Away, Duality, (D)obrovský Skácel, etc.).
  • graduate of the Pardubice Conservatory and the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, she also studied at the Musikhoschule in Hamburg on a scholarship. Laureate of international organ competitions, she performs all over Europe; she is invited to prestigious domestic music festivals - Prague Spring, Smetana's Litomyšl, Lípa Musica, Janáček's Ostrava. Currently, she holds the position of head of keyboards in the Prague Symphony Orchestra. He is also a soloist with the Prague FOK. In October 2018, she toured Belgium as a soloist in Janáček's Glagolitic Mass with the Flemish Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Choir and conductor Jan Latham König. As a soloist in Janáček's Glagolitic Mass, she performed several times with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Musikverein in Vienna, then in Hamburg, London, Edinburgh, Santander, etc. As part of the Czech Philharmonic's US tour in 2014 and 2018, she had the opportunity to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall


Vstupné dobrovolné


Georg Muffat
Toccata duodecima et ultima (ze sbírky Sammlung Apparatus musico-organisticus)
F.I. Tůma
Miserere mei, Deus
J. M. Procházka
Oratorio brevis Die Legende von der Heiligen Ludmila (2022)


Geras Monastery was founded in 1153 as a daughter monastery of Seelau by Ekbert and Ulrich of Pernegg and was settled by the Seelauer Chorherren. The monastery has a rich history, which includes its destruction during the war between King Ottokar II. Přemysl and Rudolf of Habsburg in 1278, the sacking by the Hussites in 1419-1436 and the occupation by the Hungarians in 1486. In the 18th century, the monastery underwent a series of renovations and expansions under the leadership of Abbot Nikolaus Zandt, who brought in important artists such as Joseph Munggenast and Paul Troger. Architecturally, the monastery is famous for its Marmorsaal with a magnificent fresco by Paul Troger, the library with frescoes by Josef Winterhalder and many other works of art. The Stiftskirche, the main church of the monastery, is a Romanesque basilica that was later gothicised and baroqueised in the 18th century.

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