Gloria Brunensis celebrates success at an international competition. She brings the Golden Lyre to Brno

21 November 2023, 12:00
Gloria Brunensis celebrates success at an international competition. She brings the Golden Lyre to Brno

The Brno women’s choir Gloria Brunensis regularly represents its city and the Czech Republic at international competitions. It is bringing home not only the golden diploma in the Women’s and Men’s Choirs category, but also the grand prix - the Golden Lyre for the best choir of the Varsovia Cantat competition in Poland.

For the 16th year of the international competition festival, 18 choirs from Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Lithuania came together in Warsaw. Mixed choirs, female and male choirs, youth and children’s choirs and chamber ensembles competed in 5 categories.

Their performances were evaluated by a jury composed of Prof. Paweł Łukaszewski, Carmen Moreno, Bernhard Gfrerer, Damijan Mocnik and Marcin Cmiel. The women of Gloria Brunensis under the direction of choirmaster Natalia Chirilenco scored 94.8 points. They were the winner of their category, but even more importantly the best choir of the whole festival. This is the first time the choir has won this title and rightly considers it one of the greatest achievements in its almost ten years of activity.

In addition to the competition performance in the concert hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, the choirs also sang at the Church of the Holy Cross, where Fryderyk Chopin’s heart is enshrined.

Gloria Brunensis/ photo: choir archive



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