Minulý ročník (video)

ANNIVERSARY – JUBILEE!

35. PRAGA CANTAT 2024

International Choir Competition and Festival
with the Grand Prix

Prague, 31 October – 3 November 2024

The Praga Cantat festival, whose 35th jubilee edition will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2024, has become one of the most important choral events in Prague. 938 choirs from 43 countries participated in its past 34 editions and the total number of singers who came to Prague amounts to over 40,000. Only a worldwide pandemic stopped the promising development of the festival and forced us to skip the 2020-2022 years. However, a renewed festival has already taken place in 2023 and we hope that the festival will return in full force in 2024. We are pleased to continue the history of the festival in the same venue and look forward to cooperation with the National House in Vinohrady, where the festival has traditionally been held.

From 2023, the festival has been taken over by two students of Prof. Miroslav Košler (co-founder of the festival and choirmaster), Jakub Zicha and Jiří Petrdlík. Their work continues the legacy of their teacher and brings the festival back to its former popularity.

The Praga Cantat festival is not an exclusive competition. Alongside the excellent choirs, it is
also attended by choirs that are at the beginning of their development, want to compare
their strengths and experience the wonderful atmosphere of competition. The international
expert jury not only evaluates the performances of the individual ensembles, but also gives
valuable recommendations, which may help the choirmasters in their future work.


We are looking forward to welcoming you as our guests!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – 31 July 2024

Schedule

Thursday

Arrival to Prague, check-in 
7pm Choir directors + 1-2 choir members will take part in Welcome reception at the Old Town City Hall

Friday

Group breakfast in hotel
10am Official opening ceremony of the Festival, concert of the choir Cancioneta Praga (National House in Vinohrady)
Time for lunch
2pm Competition for choirs in all categories and performance of non-competitive choirs 
9pm Announcement of the choirs selected for Grand Prix competition

Saturday

Group breakfast in hotel
Guided city tour including visit of the Prague Castle (entrance to paid parts and transport at the request)
Time for lunch
2pm Competition for Grand Prix (National House in Vinohrady)
8pm Closing ceremony + awards ceremony for choirs, compulsory pieces are sung together, performance of the Grand Prix winner
9pm Following the closing ceremonies, all choirs are invited to enjoy a farewell evening with music and dance at the National House

Sunday

Group breakfast in the hotel, check-out and departure


If you would like to extend your stay in Prague, we can prepare a special culture or touristic program for you upon request.