The Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir Comes to Enlow Recital Hall
The Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir will perform, Calling the Sun, at Kean Stage on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place at the acoustically intimate Enlow Recital Hall on Kean University's East Campus.
The choir is one of the most significant Czech artist collectives known not only in Europe, but throughout the world. The purity and polish of the children's voices are immediately captivating. Originally founded in 1932 for the needs of Czech Radio in Prague, the choir gained notoriety and later became part of the Czech Philharmonic. Since then, it has trained thousands of children and instilled in them a love of music and art. Some of its most gifted members have grown up to become distinguished conductors, directors, composers, singers and instrumentalists.
Among the choir's greatest achievements are appearances at La Scala, Milan, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tchaikovsky Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Bregenzer Festspiele and elsewhere. The Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir has also emerged victorious in a number of international choir competitions (Paris, Princeton, Wuppertal, Tolosa, Arezzo) including a world record three wins at the prestigious competition at Tolos in Spain. During its existence, the choir has recorded over 50 CDs of both Czech and international music. The Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir has its own unique and exceptional sound.
The choir's tradition and breadth of artistic scope makes it a unique institution. Its extraordinary reputation is borne out by the official awards and distinctions it has received, including a European Grand Prix award in 1998.
The Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27 at Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave., Hillside. Tickets can be purchased at the Kean Stage Box Office in Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, N.J., by phone at 908-737-7469 or at www.keanstage.com.