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Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America presents

JITRO - Czech Girls Choir

Monday | June 20 2022 | 8 pm

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$10 student and senior tickets are available. Call the box office at 212 501 3330 or purchase at the window.

This internationally acclaimed touring choir is selected from over 350 children. Over the span of forty-three years, they have performed 2,800 concerts and have toured 785,000 miles around the globe. They have been awarded 36 First Prizes in international competitions from 1988 to 2022.
JITRO Choir's discography includes 39 CDs, some of them became bestseller of the studio like with US recording company Navona Records in 2015.
Since 1977, Jiri Skopal has led the choir as Artistic Director and Principle Conductor winning high praise for his brilliant leadership. Pianist Michael Chrobák’s superb playing adds lustre to the choir’s remarkable performances.

ARTISTS/INSTRUMENTS
JITRO
"The Daybreak“
Girls Choir from the Czech Republic
Jiří Skopal, Conductor
Michal Chrobák, Pianist

COMPOSERS/TITLES
JOHN STAFFORT SMITH (1750-1846) – The Star-Spangler Banner (arr. Jan Míšek)
FRANTIŠEK ŠKROUP (1801-1862) – Kde domov můj / Where My Home Is (arr. Jiří Laburda)
JAN CAMPANUS VODŇANSKÝ (1572-1622) – Favete linguis singuli
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897) – Regina coeli
HENK BADINGS (1907-1987) – Kyrie eleison
ARVID PLATPERS (1948) – Ave Maria
JAN JIRÁSEK (1955) – Gloria - WORLD PREMIERE
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) – Largo from „The New World  Symphony“ (arr. Evžen Zámečník)
RICCARDO COCCIANTE (1946) – Le Temps des cathedrales / The Age of the Cathedrals (arr. Jan Jirásek)
IRVING BERLIN (1888-1989) – Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

                                                                INTERMISSION

BEDŘICH SMETANA (1824-1884) – Proč bychom se netěšili / Why Shouldn't We Enjoy from the Opera      "The Bartered Bride“
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) –  Moravské dvojzpěvy / Moravian Duets
                                                           Dyby byla kosa nabróšená /The Shlighted Heart
                                                           Zajatá / The Maid Imprisoned
                                                           V dobrým sme se sešli / Parting without Sorrow
                                                           Prsten / The Ring
OTMAR MÁCHA (1922-2006) – Hoj, hura, hoj! / Oh, Mountain, Oh!
OTAKAR JEREMIÁŠ (1892-1962) – Směs národních písní / National Folk Song Selections
MILAN UHEREK (1925-2012) – Tovačovský hatě / Fascines at Tovačov
FRANTIŠEK PÍCHA (1893-1964) – Na tom bošileckým mostku / On the Boshilec Bridge
MIROSLAV RAICHL (1930-1998) – U sušeda dobra voda / Good Water at Neighbours
MIROSLAV RAICHL (1930-1998) – Tancuj, tancuj / Dance, Dance
SAMUEL AUGUSTUS WARD (1847-1903) – America the Beautiful

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