Festival is held under the auspices of the Minister of Cultury of the Czech Republic, Mr. Martin Baxa, President of the Olomouc region , Mr. Josef Suchánek and Mayor of the Statutory City of Olomouc, Mr. Miroslav Žbánek

Festival of Songs Olomouc 2024

  • Concerts
  • Festival programme
  • Choir competition
  • Vocal ensemble competition

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Absolute winner

Bystroušek | Brno, CZE

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Concerts

CHOIR CONCERT

Wednesday 29 May 2024, 18.00, TJ Sokol Slavonín

The first event of the Festival of Songs Olomouc 2024 will be a singing evening in the Slavonín Sokol Hall. The concert will feature the children's choir from Ústí nad Labem Chorea pueri ustensis, the Brno choir Divočáci and the vocal ensemble Vocallica from nearby Šternberk. Czech music will predominate in the programme. The concert will be held with the support of the Slavonín Football Club and the Commission of the Olomouc - Slavonín Municipal District No. 23.

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CHOIR CONCERT

Thursday 30 May 2024, 16.00, Sokol Hall Olomouc-Chválkovice

On Thursday afternoon, the second choir concert of the Festival of Songs Olomouc will take place in the Chválkovice Sokol Hall. Come and listen to the Olomouc children's choir Andromeda from the BoDo centre and their German colleagues from the Oberstufenchor des Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasiums. The concert will start at 4 pm. Together, the choirs have prepared a varied repertoire ranging from sacred and folk music to popular melodies. The concert is organized in cooperation with the Commission of the Municipal District No. 6 Olomouc - Chválkovice.

Admission: 80/50 CZK

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OPENING CONCERT OF THE FESTIVAL

Thursday 30 May 2024, 18.00, Reduta Hall MFO

On Thursday evening, the Pilsen Children's Opera Choir, Kajetan, last year's absolute winner of the festival and winner of the Audience Award, will return to the Reduta in Olomouc. The choir will perform at 6 pm in the company of one of the best youth choirs in our country, the KOS Mixed Choir of the Litomyšl Pedagogical School. The concert will also feature the festival theme song Come Spring, Come, composed by Jan Vičar on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the festival last year.

Admission: 120/100 CZK

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CONCERT TRIBUTE TO CZECH COMPOSERS

Friday 31 May 2024, 20.00, Reduta Hall MFO

The festival will include a workshop for adult and youth choirs, culminating in a gala evening concert. All types of adult choirs - female, male and mixed - will be presented to the audience in the Reduta Hall. The concert will offer a varied programme of Czech music. The Slovak Teachers' Choir, the Mixed Choir Smetana - Hulín, the Canticum Choir - Ostrava and other registered adult choirs under the direction of renowned choirmasters Lenka Polášková, Jurij Galatenko and Štefan Sedlický will perform.

Admission: 100/80 CZK

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CONCERT FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN OR A FEAST OF SONGS AND FAIRY TALES

Saturday 1 June 2024, 16.00, Reduta Hall MFO

The Children's Festival event, which will take place on Horní náměstí from 10:00 a.m., will culminate in a concert in the Reduta Hall, at which the premiere of a series of fairy-tale songs by Jaroslav Uhlíř and Zdenek Svěrák arranged for children's choirs and orchestra will be heard. The festival commissioned arrangements of popular songs from the promising young arranger and composer Martin Kudrna. You can look forward to songs from the fairy tales Long Live Ghosts!, Lotrando and Zubejda, Three brothers and others.

Renowned children's choirs from ZUŠ Campanella and BoDo Centre will perform together with the competition choirs, accompanied by the orchestra of ZUŠ OPEN Olomouc Region and the Iša Krejčí Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Tomáš Klásek.

Admission children up to 15 years free / adult escort 50 CZK

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ABSOLUTE WINNER COMPETITION OF MUNDI CANTANT

Saturday 1 June 2024, 19.30, Reduta Hall MFO

The Festival of Songs Olomouc will close with the traditional showcase of this year's best rated choirs. The competition for the absolute winner of the MUNDI CANTANT competition will take place from 7.30 p.m. again in the Reduta Hall and will offer the best of the festival competition.

Admission: 120/100 CZK

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Programme Festival of Songs Olomouc 2024

Wednesday 29 May

Sokol Hall Slavonín

18.00 Choir concert

  • Chorea pueri ustensis (Ústí nad Labem - Czech republic)
  • Pěvecký sbor Divočáci (Brno - Czech republic)
  • Vocallica (Šternberk - Czech republic)

Thudsday 30 May

T. J. Sokol Olomouc-Chválkovice

16.00 Sborový koncert

  • DPS Andromeda (Olomouc - Czech republic)
  • Oberstufenchor des GSGs (Zeitz - Germany)

Reduta Hall MFO

18.00 Opening concert of the festival

  • Kajetán – Dětský sbor opery DJKT (Plzeň - Czech republic)
  • Smíšený pěvecký sbor KOS (Litomyšl - Czech republic)

Friday 31 May

Reduta Hall MFO

9.00—15.00 International Choir Competition MUNDI CANTANT

  • children and youth choirs

15.00—16.00 International Vocal Ensemble Competition VOCALIS BELLUS

  • vocal ensembles

Stage Upper Square

17.00—18.30 Competition results announcement

Reduta Hall MFO

20.00 Concert Tribute to Czech Composers

  • Spevácky zbor slovenských učiteľov (Trenčianske Teplice - Slovakia)
  • Smíšený pěvecký sbor Smetana Hulín (Hulín - Czech republic)
  • Pěvecký sbor Canticum Ostrava (Ostrava - Czech republic)
  • and other registered adult choirs

Saturday 1 June

Aula of Palacký University Olomouc Faculty of Arts

9.00—16.00 International Choir Competition MUNDI CANTANT

  • adult choirs, genre categories

Reduta Hall MFO

9.30—15.00 International Choir Competition MUNDI CANTANT

  • adult choirs, genre categories

Stage Upper Square

10.00—15.45 Festival to Children or (not only) Festival of Songs and Fairy Tales

  • Ela and Tom – Children's summer hitmania
  • The Adventures of Button and Button - Summer Adventure
  • Performance of the Yamaha Music School Olomouc
  • and other choir performances

Reduta Hall MFO

16.00 Concert Festival for Children or a Feast of Songs and Fairy Tales

  • Dětský pěvecký sbor Mladší Campanella (Olomouc - Czech republic)
  • Dětské pěvecké sbory Andromeda a Music Bodo (Olomouc - Czech republic)
  • Dětský pěvecký sbor Lilium (Litomyšl - Czech republic)
  • Chorea Pueri ustensis (Ústí nad Labem - Czech republic)

Stage Upper Square

16.45—18.30 Competition results announcement

Reduta Hall MFO

19.30 Absolute Winner Competition of MUNDI CANTANT

  • The best participating choirs will compete for the title of Absolute Winner

MUNDI CANTANT Competition - live stream

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The festival is held with the financial support of

  • Ministry of Culture (programme Year of Czech Music 2024 / Smetana 200)
  • Olomouc Region
  • State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic
  • Statutory City of Olomouc
  • Nadace Život umělce
  • OSA - Partnership
  • GORENJE spol. s r.o. - brand MORA
  • Vodohospodářské společnosti Olomouc

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Opening concert of the festival

Thursday 30 May 2024, 18.00, Reduta Hall MFO

Concert Tribute to Czech Composers

Friday 31 May 2024, 20.00, Reduta Hall MFO

Concert Festival for Children or a Feast of Songs and Fairy Tales

Saturday 1 June 2024, 16.00, Reduta Hall MFO

Absolute Winner Competition of Mundi Cantant

Saturday 1 June 2024, 19.30, Reduta Hall MFO