Bratislava Music Agency
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Schola Cantorum of the Catholic University in Ružomberok is a vocal ensemble that focuses on the interpretation of classic Gregorian chant as well as modern liturgic music by Slovak and foreign composers. The schola´s mission is to inspire and deepen interest in spiritual values by means of meditative monodic singing whose contents are the Holy Bible i.e. Word of God. The schola was founded in 1999 by its present conductor Janka Bednáriková, graduate of the Pontifi cal Institute of Sacred Music in Rome. The ensemble´s repertoire includes Latin mass chants, chants of the liturgy of the hours and more recent free compositions that became the basis of polyphonic music. The schola, composed of students of the Music Department, regularly perfoms at masses and sacred music concerts home and abroad (France, Germany, Czech Rep. Poland, Hungary). The schola cooperates with Rastislav Adamko, Stanislav Šurin and Peter Hochel – authors of new Slovak liturgical chants that are gradually being introduced in the present liturgy.
Doctor in Gregorian chant, since 1999 professor assistant at Catholic University in Ružomberok, at present the director of Music art, science and sacred music institute of the universtiy. Completed studies: Music pedagogy and Russian language – Pedagogical faculty in Nitra, 1987-1992; Gregorian chant - Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra, 1992-1997, Graduate work: Analisi liturgico-musicale degli uffici dei Ss. Adalberto e Martino nel ms. EC Lad 3 di Bratislava, Rím 1997); PhDr. work: The basis of Gregorian chant (2002); PhD. work: Frammenti gregoriani in Slovacchia (Rome 2009). In addition to her pedagogical activities, she studies fragments of Medieval artefacts in Slovakia and directs the university, with whom she participates in public performances, liturgical feasts and concerts of sacred music.Back to the list of ensembles