6th Benefit Concert for Bohuslav Martinu Institute

will be held on 7 June 2021

​Martinů Voices will perform at the sixth benefit concert for the Bohuslav Martinů Institute. The concert will take place on Monday, 7 June 2021 in the garden of the Wratislaw Palace (and in case of bad weather in the Kaiserštejnský Palace which would be announced in advance)

​Martinů Voices is a vocal ensemble whose main artistic focus has been on top-quality interpretation of chamber choral works of the 20th century. Apart from its own concert programmes which constitute the core of its creative endeavour, the choir has likewise been involved in a number of joint projects with this country's orchestras and conductors and appear regularly at the Czech Republic's major music festivals. In 2014 it joined the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its principal conductor, the late Jiří Bělohlávek, in a production of Bohuslav Martinů's opera What Men Live by. The choir's album with Bohuslav Martinů's chamber choral cycles figures in the Editor's Choice in the March 2018 issue of the prestigious British magazine Gramophone.

Martinů Voices
Monday, 7 June, 19:00, Wratislaw Palace Garden, Tržiště 13, Praha 1


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
for mixed choir a cappella 

  1. Se non fusse il pensier 
  2. I vaghi fiori 
  3. La cruda mia nemica 
  4. O che splendor 

Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959)
Choice of songs by B. Martinů
for solo voices a cappella

  1. Rosička (Songs on One Page H 294)
  2. Rozmarýn (Songs on One Page H 294)
  3. Sen Panny Marie (Songs on One Page H 294)
  4. Děvče z Moravy (Songs on Two Pages H 302)
  5. Bohatá milá (New Chap-Book H 288)
  6. Veselé dievča (New Chap-Book H 288)
  7. Smutný milý (New Chap-Book H 288)
  8. Vysoká veža (New Chap-Book H 288)
  9. Hlásný (Songs on Two Pages H 302)


Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959)
Choice of works for choir
for soprano solo and mixed choir a capella

  1. Zvěstování (Four Songs about Mary H 235)
  2. Sen (Four Songs about Mary H 235)
  3. Na tom světě nic stálého (Madrigals H 380)
  4. Aj, stupaj (Czech madrigals H 278)
  5. Půjdeme (Czech madrigals H 278)
  6. Bolavá hlavěnka (Five Czech madrigals H 321)
  7. Čarování a pomluvy (Five Czech madrigals H 321)

Michael Tippett (1905–1998)
Five Negro Spirituals 
for solos and mixed choir a capella

  1. Steal Away 
  2. Nobody Knows
  3. Go Down, Moses 
  4. By and by
  5. Deep River 

Kateřina Nová

The Bohuslav Martinů Institute would like to express gratitude to the Martinů Voices for performing at the benefit concert for nominal fee. Many thanks also belong to the most generous sponsors so far: the RSJ financial group, Pro Arte for providing the garden of Wratislaw Palace, and academic painter Helena Konstantinová who, together with her family, provided the premises of the Kaiserstein Palace.

It is possible to make a donation agreement and subsequently deduct the gift value from taxes (see the bill no. 586/1992 Sb., o daních z příjmů, § 15). In case you are not able to attend the concert and  you would still like to support the Bohuslav Martinů Institute activities, you can send your contribution to the bank account 2300633685/2010 (Fio banka).


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