Besides indulging in the omnipresent cups of mulled wine and tempting food throughout the city there are other festive events not to be missed. Why not attend a Christmas concert? Prague is a musical city year round, but with the magic of Christmas these melodies sound all the better. Concerts are held in the most beautiful Prague’s concert halls, churches and the squares.
Here we put together few Christmas concerts worth visiting while in Prague
On Wednesday December 10, the stage on Old Town Square hosted Čechomor (Czech traditional music band, reportedly a favourite band of Czech playwright and former president Václav Havel). Hundreds of people gathered on the Square and sang Christmas carols together with the band.
ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS IN OLD PRAGUE
Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Corelli, Ryba, Dvořák, Gruber, Czech carols – české koledy
Concert is performed by soloists of the Prague State Opera, Opera of the National theatre and leading Czech orchestras.
CZECH CHRISTMAS MASS - J. J. Ryba
J. J. Ryba was a Czech teacher and composer of classical music. His most famous work is a Czech hymn sung at Christmas Mass called "Hey, Master!"
THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC & CAROL WITH SINGERS - Corelli, J. S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, G. Fauré
A variety of holiday music will be performed by the Prague Music Chamber Orchestra and singers in Prague's beautiful Municipal House.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT - Christmas carols performed by the Kühn Children´s Choir.
But more than visiting concerts the Czech are getting ready for the Christmas in the kitchen. One of our most favourite traditions is that we Czechs bake tons of special sweets. Most of the baking usually begins on St. Nicholas Day on 6th December and ends with large feast on Christmas Eve. Those Czech Christmas cookies, which come in an impressive array of shapes and sizes, are guaranteed to get your taste buds going. Those little sweets are practically impossible to resist – especially when they are homemade. Then of course our New Year’s resolution is to lose all of the extra weight we just gained over this festive time.
Did you visit any Christmas concerts this year? How was it? Do you bake cookies at home for Christmas? Which are your favorite?
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