Májový Petrov ("May Petrov") is a charity concert held in support of the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, which also wants to pay tribute to all health care professionals for their commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert was supposed to take place already in May this year, but due to lockdown security measures it will not be staged until September. Featured performers will be Andrea Tögel Kalivodová, a soloist at the Opera of the National Theatre in Prague, accompanied by the Virtuosi Brunenses musical ensemble from Brno and the Kantiléna children's choir.
The concert programme includes works by Antonín Dvořák, George Frederick Handel, César Franck and Tomaso Albinoni. The principal guest appearing at the evening show will be the mezzo-soprano singer Andrea Tögel Kalivodová. Kalivodová is a graduate from the Conservatoire in Brno and subsequently from the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. Between the years 2003 and 2011 she was a soloist at the Prague State Opera. Since 2012 she has been a soloist at the Opera of the National Theatre. Her singing will be accompanied by the Brno-based Virtuosi Brunenses musical ensemble and the Kantiléna children's choir.
The event is scheduled to take place on 13 September 2020, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Brno. The concert is meant as an expression of gratitude to health care professionals for the extraordinary strain to which these people have been exposed during the last several months. All the money raised as proceeds of the concert will be handed over to representatives of the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute. Tickets can be purchased on the website of the company SMSTICKET.