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Embassy of Slovakia- BRATISLAVA BOYS’ CHOIR-

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/22/2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Embassy of Slovakia


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EMBASSY OF SLOVAKIA
3523 INTERNATIONAL COURT, NW

BRATISLAVA BOYS’ CHOIR

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:00pm

The Bratislava Boys’ Choir has been part of the Slovak artistic scene since 1982. Its founder is Magdaléna Rovňáková, Doctor of musical Art. The group is part of a private music school with about 90 students aged 7 to 28. The concert ensemble has 45 members. Years of collaboration with symphonic orchestras (The Slovak Philharmony, The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra) have enriched the choir’s repertoire with dozens of oratorios, cantatas, and symphonies (J. S. Bach, L. Bernstein, B. Britten, A. Honegger, G. Mahler, C. Orff, C. Penderecki, M. Ravel, I. Stravinsky, E. Suchoň…) under world-renowned conductors (O. Lenárd, E. Villaume, J. Conlon, B. de Billy, A. Parrot, F. Luisi, R. Muti, G.Tate…).
The boys are cast in operas and stage plays. Singing throughout Slovakia and beyond, they captivate audiences in European cities (Berlin, Budapest, London, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna…), the United States (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco…), Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto), Japan (Osaka, Tokyo…), Taiwan (Taipei …), Cyprus Nicosia, Paphos).

The Bratislava Boys’ Choir won the first place at the International Choral Festival in the United States (Des Moines, Iowa). It also placed first at an international music competition in Moscow, receiving the Grand Prix and Cum Laude in Lecco (Italy).The Bratislava Boys’ Choir has appeared in television films, cooperated with motion picture companies (Hallmark, Miramax…), and has recorded seven CDs. Many soloists and excellent choir singers grew up in this group. Excellent Slovak instructors are affiliated with the Choir: conductor Gabriel Rovňák jr., soloist and resident vocal coach Miriam Garajová and pianist Dana Hajóssy. Magdaléna Rovňáková (Doctor Artis) is the founder, conductor, and manager of the Bratislava Boys’ Choir, and has led the group ever since its foundation in 1982. After completing studies at the Conservatory in Bratislava, she pursued choir conducting at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and received a doctorate degree.

Under the direction of M. Rovňáková, the choir has recorded for various Slovak as well as international labels, and performed in television and motion pictures. Buffet Dinner/Wine/Ample parking on the compound- $80 (all-inclusive).