Our Musical Adventure in Prague!

Fond music memories from Prague. Maestro Heinz Ferlesch conducted Dvorak’s Stabat Mater in the Zofin Palace with the Berkshire Choral International.

Dr. Mary Ann Niemczura

One year ago my husband and I embarked on a trip of a lifetime. The trip took us to an unexpected layover in Frankfurt, then on to Prague, Helsinki and Vienna. Singing with the Berkshire Choral International in Prague, we began learning the score of Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and later practiced with CDs, sometimes filling our house with music for hours daily.

We allowed a few extra days for sightseeing in Prague before the Berkshire week commenced with about 5 hours of singing daily. Choristers from 7 countries numbered 163. Added were apprentices, faculty and native Czech singers so our ranks swelled to more than 175. The Bohemian Symphony Orchestra accompanied us and had some 80 members. Additionally, we had 4 wonderful soloists. Maestro Heinz Ferlesch of Vienna, Austria conducted us daily.

The venue for the August 10, 2019 performance was the Zofin Palace and where Dvorak also performed his

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2 Responses to Our Musical Adventure in Prague!

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely photos of my favorite city! We went to a Dvorak opera in the Prague Opera House. Heaven.

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    • Cindy, thank you. How lovely you also attended a Dvorak opera. Aug. 10, 2019 was our concert date. So hard to believe it was almost three years ago. We have both had slices of heaven in Prague. Enjoy the weekend. oxox


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