The Chorus and Orchestra of Charles University in Prague send their heartfelt greetings at these difficult times. Sadly, our forthcoming concerts this semester have all been cancelled. We shall, however, endeavour to add videos of concerts in recent years to our YouTube channel, and hope to be able to perform again as soon as circumstances permit.
Meanwhile, our members are in regular touch with each other, through zoom and through live-streaming. Members of our Chorus have been regularly meeting electronically for vocal warm-ups and for detailed work on Nielsen’s Søvnen and Beethoven’s Mass in C; further repertoire will be explored in coming weeks.
In addition, the activities of our Orchestra include supervised practice sessions in smaller instrumental groups, sessions on the interpretation of works we are due to perform, as well as illustrated talks on recent as well as future repertoire.
The aim is to keep our musicians motivated and committed, and, as far as possible, to turn our present limitations into a creative advantage – by engaging in forms of fruitful musical preparation for which we would not ordinarily have the opportunity whilst rehearsing in our habitual collective and intensive manner.