First held in in 1992, this is the very first festival of its kind in the Czech Republic. Responding to the constant demand from audiences for concerts of sacred music thematically linked with Easter – an important period of the liturgical year – the Easter Festival of Sacred Music remains unique in Central Europe, an international project dedicated solely to sacred music that showcases novel programming and outstanding performances.

 

Dear listeners, due to government orders we cancel our festival. Thank you for your understanding. Information about returning tickets here

 

LIGHT / ILLUMINATION. This year Easter Festival of Sacred Music takes place from 5 to 19 April 2020. As in previous years, listeners can look forward to the world premiere of custom-made compositions. This year’s author is Martin Smolka and composed it for Easter Week, a church. St. Augustine and the exceptional vocal ensemble Capella Mariana.

You can find more about the festival on its own website.

Upcoming concerts

april 2020

sun05apr20:00CANCELED / VOICE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT / Easter Festival of Sacred MusicTomasi: Fanfares liturgiques for soprano, choir and brass
Dupré: De profundis, Op. 17 for soprano, tenor and bass solo, choir and orchestra
20:00 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby

mon06apr19:30CANCELED / LOVE SUPPORTS / Easter Festival of Sacred MusicReubke: Prelude and Fugue
Rheinberger: Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 27 for organ
Reger: Choral Fantasia on “Straf´ mich nicht in deinem Zorn”, Op. 40 No. 2
19:30 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby

wed08apr21:00CANCELED / IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH / TENEBRAE / Easter Festival of Sacred MusicGesualdo da Venosa: Responsories for Maundy Thursday21:00 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby

thu09apr21:00CANCELED / IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH / TENEBRAE / Easter Festival of Sacred MusicGesualdo da Venosa: Responsories for Good Friday21:00 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby

fri10apr21:00CANCELED / IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH / TENEBRAE / Easter Festival of Sacred MusicGesualdo da Venosa: Responsories for Holy Saturday21:00 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby

tue14apr19:00CANCELED / CONTEMPLATION/ Easter Festival of Sacred MusicSveinsson: Meditation for Clarinet19:00 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby

thu16apr20:00CANCELED / MUSIC OF THE HEAVENS / Easter Festival of Sacred MusicSmolka: Niedzielne rano
Renaissance polyphony for the Easter period (William Byrd, Thomas Tallis)  
20:00 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby

fri17apr19:30CANCELED / LET US REJOICE / Easter Festival of Sacred MusicBiber, Schmelzer, Corelli, Buxtehude, Handel19:30 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby

sun19apr19:00CANCELED / LIGHT AND MERCY / Easter Festival of Sacred MusicBruckner: Ecce sacerdos magnus,
Zemek Novák: Symphony No. 5 “Sources of Mercy and Light in Brno’s Saint James’s Church”
Beethoven: Mass in C major, Op. 86
19:00 OstatníFestivals:Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby