Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
The mixed choir Smetana Hradec Králové belongs for many years to eminent vocal ensembles in the Czech republic for many years. It was established in 1922 and there are more than fifty active singers. The repertoire of the choir is very extensive, it tracks all musical periods from the Renaissance to the contemporary Czech and world original choir works and arrangements of folk songs. The choir focuses on great vocal and instrumental works both spiritual and secular as the choir has a unique opportunity to work with professional and amateur orchestras, first of all with the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra. Compositions like Stabat mater, Te Deum, The Spectre´s Bridge, D-major Mass by Dvořák, The Ninth Symphony with Ode to Joy by Beethoven, Requiem by Verdi, Bouquet of Flowers by Bohuslav Martinů, Glagolitic Mass by Leoš Janáček, the cantata Carmina burana by Orff, Magnificat by Vivaldi, C-major Mass (Coronation) by Mozart, Missa pastoralis by Brixi or Czech Christmas Mass by Ryba, this is a part of the repertoir. There are very famous choral scenes from well-known operas by Smetana, Dvořák, Verdi, Puccini and others. A number of outstanding conductors cooperated with the choir: Vojtěch Javora, Rudolf Krečmer, František Vajnar, Miloš Bok, Miriam Němcová, Jaroslav Kyzlink, Bohumil Kulínský, Andreas Sebastian Weiser, Peter Vrábel, Roman Válek and others.
Lenka Lipenská graduated at Pedagogical Faculty of University Hradec Králové with specialization in Czech literature and Music teaching. Consequently she graduated in choirmastering at same university. She took part in a several choirmastering courses of prestigious conductors. Today she works as a conductor of the child choir „Čtyřlístek“ of Art School in Ústí nad Orlicí. She has been working as conductor of the mixed choir „Smetana“ Hradec Králové since 2006 as well.назад на список ансамблей