Ceremony of Carols
Maciej Małecki: Concertino in an Old Style for Two Harps and String Orchestra
Edward Elgar: Serenade in E minor Op. 20
Benjamin Britten: Ceremony of Carols
Vlastimil Kobrle concertmaster, orchestration
Lydia Härtelová & Martin Sadílek harps
Czech Radio Children's Choir
Věra Hrdinková choirmaster
The concert will be broadcast as part of Euroradio's Christmas programme on 18 December 2022.
Live and recorded coverage by radio stations in: Andorra, Bulgaria, Canada (CBC, SRC), Switzerland, Germany (Bavarian, Hessian Radio, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Mittlerdeutscher Rundfunk, Deutschlandfunk Kultur in Berlin), Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Great Britain (BBC), Greece, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and the USA (WFMT Chicago).
The Christmas concert at the Convent of St. Agnes will feature Polish and English music. The festive atmosphere will be evoked right at the beginning of the evening by Maciej Małecky's neo-Baroque Concertino in an old style, in which two harps will be featured as solo instruments. They will be accompanied by Lydia Härtelová, a member of the Prague Radio Symphony, and at her invitation also one of the most talented local young instrumentalists, Martin Sadílek, who at the age of just fourteen received an honourable mention at the Con¬certino Praga Radio Competition. The orchestra's concertmaster Vlastimil Kobrle will then perform one of Ed-Ward Elgar's most popular compositions, Serenade for Strings. The Christmas concert will culminate with a children's choir singing Ceremony of Carols, accompanied by Lydia Härtelová and under the direction of choirmaster Věra Hrdinková. The popular Christmas work on the lyrics of old English carols was composed by Benjamin Britten on board the ship on which he sailed between America and his native Britain during the Second World War.
Ticket prices: 390 CZK | 290 CZK
The organizer reserves the right to change the program and performers.