The naturalness of the children’s voices, their purity and polish are immediately captivating. The Children Choir currently has over six hundred members, with the youngest starting in the choir as of the age of three. The choir’s best concert division is, in age and sound, more akin to a youth choir. Their voices and souls are much more mature than their ages lead you to believe.
The Children Choir ranks among leading Czech vocal ensembles renowned not only in Europe, but also in Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea (known abroad as the Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir or the Czech Philharmonic Children’s Choir). In its 80 years of existence, it has trained thousands of talented children, instilling in them love of music and the art.
The choir regularly records for TV and radio, performs concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad, collaborates with renowned artists, ensembles and orchestras. Their repertoire includes both traditional and modern works of both Czech and international composers from all musical periods, large choral works, chamber music, folk songs and traditionals, contemporary music or choral arrangements of popular songs. The Czech Boys Choir is recognized for its stable sound quality created by uniform voice training. The young musical ambassadors of the Czech Republic enjoy singing and bringing joy to the audiences around the whole world.
The choir’s outstanding reputation is evidenced by the numerous awards and official honours it has won, including the European Grand Prix in 1998. The choir is regularly invited to major music festivals and on concert tours. In addition to giving independent performances, it also collaborates with leading orchestras and operas. The Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir has worked with the National Theatre in Prague since 1936, where children from the choir take roles in operas.
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.