In Switzerland, there will be Czech folk musicians. The concert tour is sung by the Czech Academic Choir from Brno
Singing in German is not typical of the Czech Academic Choir (ČAS) in Brno. This time, however, he added one such song to his repertoire. Already on March 11th, he will head for a weekly tour to Switzerland, where people from the city of Trubschachen and his surroundings will listen to him under the guidance of conductor Michael Vajda.
In total, the Brno singers expect six concerts mostly in local churches. Apart from Czech songs, listeners can look forward to other pieces. “As a Czech choir, we mainly take our music abroad. Here he completes world hits, both oratorial and operatic. Everything is there, “explained lead author Michal Vajda. Preparing for such an action is not easy. “Of course, it’s quite challenging because one concert is about an hour and twenty minutes,” Vajda added.
According to the main organizer and member of the Jan Tylk Choir, the concert tour in Switzerland was a good experience. “The Swiss team is very grateful, they are great people who have a lot of music. In fact, it was all their idea, “Tylk explained. For him, then, the tour is more than just a musical experience. “Trubschachen is the second home for me. It is a really nice thing to bring my comrades here, “the singer added.
This is not the first time that about sixty singers go to Switzerland to show what they can do. In 2016, they participated in the Montreux Choral Festival and took the title of the absolute winner, the Grand Prix. “This year’s tour will be more challenging for concerts, but competition stress will drop. So we can concentrate on doing great performance. We will also have time to rest. It always cools the team, “said Simona Sváčková, Vice President of the Choir.
In addition to the concert, there is a tour for the chorus and little adventure. As with the last visit, they will live in the bunker this time. “Such accommodation is a total experience, there is no place to escape before others. But it does not matter to us. We have a great team in the congregation, so we look forward, “Sváčková added.
The choir sings under conductor Michal Vajda since 2004. Since then, he has won a number of awards, such as the Grand Prix of the Montreux Choral Festival 2016 or the golden band in the Slovakia Cantat 2016 competition. Since 2017 he has performed under the new name ČAS.
Author: Nikola Jakubová, member of the choir