Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
Choir Moraviachor was founded in autumn 2012 on the initiative of the conductor of the Belotin Singing Week, Mr Josef Surovik and several enthusiastic singers. Currently there are 35 singers from all over the Czech Republic. They practice once every two months, each time in a different town where the singers live. Each choir meeting ends by giving a concert together with one of the local choirs. Although the choir was founded not long ago, their repertoire is quite vast. It consists of the compositions written mostly in 20th and 21st centuries – sacred music pieces and arranged folk songs. In 2013 the choir took part in the chamber choirs´ competition at the Choral Art Festival Jihlava and acquired silver band. In the category of new compositions Moraviachor obtained second place for the composition Hodie Christus natus est composed by its singer Tereza Surovikova. The leader and conductor of the choir is Mr Josef Surovik.
Josef Surovík (1975) who is also the founder of Cantica laetitia, leads other vocal ensembles as well - Cantica Zlín , Dvořák Zlín , Sonet Vsetín , Moraviachor a Univerzitný zbor Tomáša Baťu. He graduated from the Protestant Conservatory in Kromeriz. During 1998 – 2004 he worked as a choir conductor of the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmony in Zlin. In 1998 he founded children´s choir Cantica Zlin from whose graduates the Cantica laetitia was formed in 2004. Mr Surovik has gained many awards at competitions at home an abroad. He leads international masterclasses and a jury member of many international choral competitions. He himself is an active participant in the organ workshops by AMU Prague (Martin Sander , Susan Landal), masterclasses by AMU Prague (Helmut Frank), conductors´ internships of the Hochschule der musik Dresden - Helmut Riling – the interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach´s Cantatas and the conducting of vocal-instrumental compositions of the Romanticism under prof. Helmuth Rademann. In 2009 he received the Award of the Czech Choral Union „Conductor-junior“ and in 2012 an award for the exemplary work with the youth choir of FSU Jihlava. Children Opera Zlín (founded in 2011) is one of his recent projects. With them he studied B.Britten´s The Little Sweep or V. Trojan´s „Chrobáčik“. He is a member of the professional advisory boards Nipos – Artama for children and youth choirs.Back to the list of ensembles