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September 11, 2014 | Concert | Bratislava Boys' Choir

  • Austrian Cultural Forum 3524 International Pl NW Washington, D.C., DC, 20008 United States (map)

Bratislava Boys' Choir

The Bratislava Boys’ Choir has been part of the Slovak artistic scene since 1982. Its founder is Magdaléna Rovňáková, Doctor of musical Art. The group is part of a private music school with about 90 students aged 7 to 28 and the concert ensemble has 45 members. Years of collaboration with symphonic orchestras (The Slovak Philharmony, The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra) have enriched the choir’s repertoire with dozens of oratorios, cantatas, and symphonies (J. S. Bach,  Bernstein,  Britten, Honegger, Mahler, C. Orff, C. Penderecki, M. Ravel, I. Stravinsky, E. Suchoň...) under world-renowned conductors (Lenárd,  de Billy, Muti, Tate and others).

The boys are cast in operas and stage plays. They perform pieces by J. Haydn, Handel, Vivaldi,  among others. Singing throughout Slovakia and beyond, they captivate audiences in Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan.

The choir’s repertoire comprises a wide selection of sacred and profane works. It includes Gregorian chants, Renaissance music, concert Masses, arrangements of folk songs, and works by contemporary composers. The Bratislava Boys’ Choir has appeared in television films, cooperated with motion picture companies (Hallmark, Miramax…), and has recorded seven CDs. Many soloists and excellent choir singers grew up in this group. The body has received numerous awards, among them the Golden Medal of the President of Slovakia. The choir has won three International choir competitions (1995 Des Moines, Iowa; 2008 Moscow; June 2014 Lecco, Italy – absolute winner). 

For this particular event The Bratislava Boys' Choir will perform "The Magic Flute" by
W. A. Mozart, "Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden" by Franz Lehar and "Praise to the Lord" by John Carter among others.

This event is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia.

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