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Since its inception, the Cantamus mixed choir has operated under the auspices of the music school in Letovice, where it was established in September 2001. The ensemble initially operated as a small chamber choir for pupils studying solo singing with the teacher Alena Fišerová. It was in this form that the choir gave its first performance: a Christmas concert on 27 December 2001 in the Church of St Procopius in Letovice. In 2005 it was then merged with the teachers’ choir of the music school in Letovice and given the name Cantamus, which is still used by the choir today. Over time the position of choirmaster has been occupied by a number of individuals who at the same time acted as singing teacher at the music school in Letovice. The choir’s repertoire is relatively broad, encompassing compositions from various periods and genres, from folk songs and classical choral works to gospel songs. Cantamus regularly gives concerts in Letovice and the surrounding area. It has also participated in various events and projects such as Jazz Carols with the Letovice Brass Orchestra and the Festival of Amateur Choirs in Svitavy.
Veronika Hromková is originally from Valašské Meziříčí, where she gained her first choral experience as a member and soloist in the MŠ Sušilova choir and later in the “Bass G” mixed choir at the František Palacký Grammar School. During her studies in music education and choral directing at the University of Hradec Králové, she was assistant to the choirmaster of the Pardubice choir Bonifantes (Jan Míšek). After graduating from the UHK she continued her education at JAMU, studying choral conducting under Josef Pančík. During this time she became actively involved with the choir APS Moravan, taking on the role of artistic director after the departure of Tomáš Ibrmajer. She also began to work with the Brno Academic Choir. Since 2016 she has been a solo singing teacher and choirmaster for the Cantamus mixed choir at the music school in Letovice. Since grammar school she has attended choir-directing courses organized by NIPOS – ARTAMA. She has also taken part in a number of musical projects – e.g. Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium and Vivaldi’s Magnificat with the Brno Chamber Choir, and temporary choir member for National Theatre Brno choral concerts – e.g. 2016 performance of Janáček’s Eternal Gospel and Glagolitic Mass in Hong Kong. She is also a member of the Moraviachor mixed choir (director Josef Surovík).Back to the list of ensembles