HomeBlogskhorikos's blogKHORIKOS Performs in Eastern Europe's Smetana Litomysl Opera Festival

Our local NYC a cappella ensemble, KHORIKOS, is traveling to the Czech Republic this summer to perform in the prestigiousSmetana's Litomysl Opera Festival, one of Eastern Europe's largest classical music festivals. They will be launching the Festival's newest polyphony program and performing and recording performances along the way in order to create their third live concert CD.  KHORIKOS' first live album was nominated for best classical a cappella album by the CASA Music Awards, and their second, "SAROS," is about to be released.  

The repertoire for the tour will include Czech composer and friend Jan Jirásek’s Missa Propria, as well as Esti Dal by Kodaly, Sleep and When David Heard by Whitacre, Rosa Mystica by Britten, O Magnum Mysterium by Lauridsen, Agnus Dei-from Adagio for Strings by Barber, Jesus Kristus er Opfaren by Grieg, Bogoroditse Djevo by Part, and Hear My Prayer by Purcell.  

You can get your copy of the tour CD for just $10 at the Czech Tour IndieGoGo Campaign , along with other cool mementos like a digital photo documentary, t-shirt and concert tickets.  There's even a weekend stay with breakfast for two at the Hotel Intercontinental in mid town available as a perk for a larger contribution.  Every dollar supports the ensemble's direct travel expenses and groups like these depend on the support of our music community to thrive.  The Czech tour performances will be a great opportunity for Eastern European music enthusiasts to get a taste of what NYC choral music has to offer, and the ensemble is hoping to open up a long term, robust exchange that will bring opportunities to NYC as well.

KHORIKOS performances have been described as other-worldly, powerful and cutting-edge. As you can hear listening to them, they are talented, passionate, and dedicated to this music, volunteering their time to create it because they love what they do. 

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