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Homage to St Cyril and Methodius

Jul 4, 2015 | Saturday | 6PM

G. Fauré, B. Smetana, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovski, M.-A. Charpentier, J. Haydn, J. S. Bach, M. Reger

Prague Cathedral Choir, Josef Kšica – Organ, Conductor

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Welcome to the St Nicholas Church

The Church of St Nicholas, the most famous Baroque church in Prague, stands along with the former Jesuit college in the centre of the Lesser Town Square. A Gothic parish church consecrated by Prague Bishop Tobiáš in 1283 stood at the site until 1743; nearby was the Romanesque Rotunda of St Wenceslas, which had been built in memory of the miracle that occurred during the transfer of Wenceslas’ body from Stará Boleslav to Prague Castle, as mentioned in medieval legends.  Today’s Church of St Nicholas is one of the most valuable Baroque buildings north of the Alps. Construction lasted approximately one hundred years, and three generations of great Baroque architects – father, son and son-in-law – worked on the church: Kryštof Dientzenhofer, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer and Anselmo Lurago.

The Jesuit Thomas Schwarz built the small and main organs as well as many others in Bohemia. Built in 1745-47, the main organ has over 4,000 pipes up to six metres in length. W. A. Mozart played this organ during his stay in Prague as a guest of the Dušeks.
The Church of St Nicholas is a superb example of High Baroque architecture, a building that astonishes visitors with its size and monumental interior. As the most prominent and distinctive landmark in the Lesser Town, no panoramic view of the city would be complete without its silhouette below Prague Castle.

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We have prepared for you altogether 197 concerts by St Nicholas for the period from the end of March 2015 till the beginning of January 2016.

The backbone of the season is a cycle of 6 great concerts Music by St Nicholas – not only Bach or Mozart.

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Next Events

Organ Wednesday

July 1, 2015 6PM

B. M. Černohorský, F. Couperin, J. Pachelbel, G. Frescobaldi, D. Buxtehude, H. Purcell, J. S. Bach

Pavla Salvová – Organ

Trumpet under the Church Dome

July 2, 2015 6PM

P. J. Vejvanovský, B. M. Černohorský, G. F. Händel, D. Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, J. Clarke, J. Stanley

Josef Zámečník – Trumpet, Jan Kalfus – Organ

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Kostel sv. Mikuláše
Malostranské náměstí
Praha 1 - Malá Strana
118 00
Czech Republic

Tel.: (+ 420) 257 534 215
Email: info@stnicholas.cz

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