Final concert

Final concert

church choral music as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Brno and Stuttgart

This year’s Meeting Brno festival will end with a joint concert of the boys’choir Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben and the Brno mixed choir Ars Brunensis. The evening will present church music of the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism periods and by contemporary composers. The concert is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the partnership between Brno and Stuttgart.


Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, Ars Brunensis

Choirmasters: Rainer Johannes Homburg, Dan Kalousek

Organ: Hannes von Bargen

„Cape of Good Hope“: a concert with the announcement of the Year of Reconciliation 2020-2021

„Cape of Good Hope“: a concert with the announcement of the Year of Reconciliation 2020-2021

In the coming two years, this country has several anniversaries of major historical events ahead of it that have divided us over the centuries: 600 years since the declaration of a Crusade against the Hussites, 400 years since the Battle of White Mountain, 400 years since the execution of 27 Czech lords on the Old Town Square in Prague. The purpose of the Year of Reconciliation is to touch these historical milestones together, leave aside mutual remorse and infinite measuring of the shares of guilt: „Suffering remains suffering, whatever its originator and at any time.“ (Declaration of Reconciliation and Common Future, Brno).

Inspired by the Brno Year of Reconciliation 2015 and the Pilgrimage Programme of the Hussite Festivities 2015 „we express our desire that all past wrongs be forgiven so that, not burdened by the past, and in mutual cooperation, we may turn towards a common Future.“

Guests: S. Francesca Šimuniová, Daniel Ženatý, Pavel Hošek, Alexandr Flek, Jana Merunková, Miriam Kolářová and others.

Musical accompaniment:  CM Pajtáš 

Lavutara: Following Roma musicians and their songs

Lavutara: Following Roma musicians and their songs

17:00 guided tour of the exhibition

The exhibition offers and authentic look at music from the perspective of its performers (musicians, event organisers, musical instrument producers and repairmen, and other witnesses) and also gives an opportunity to learn about the broader political context. One of the topical chapters presents the consecutive circumstances of the turning point in 1989 which has become a strong impulse for the organisation activities among the Czechoslovak Roma. A significant event in this respect, the 1st global Roma fesitival ROMFEST, was organised in Brno in 1990. Hundreds of performers took to the stage in the presence of the current political representatives, including the then Czechoslovak president Václav Havel.

18:00 music programme

Traditional Roma music performed by Lukáš Čonka and Romana Horvátha and the Milan Horváth and Viliam Oračko dulcimer bands. The event takes place as part of the Musical Summer at the Museum of Romany Culture – a series of concerts by significant groups and artists of the Brno Roma music world.

This programme takes place in cooperation with the Museum of Romani Culture.

Concert: Hokr & Tiché lodi

Concert: Hokr & Tiché lodi

Before 1989, underground was the only space for totally free artistic creation. Underground as an alternative stream of thought, lifestyle and culture has its place even in today’s world.

Tiché lodi (Brno)

Guitar and voice on the edge of silence and music. An ambient alternative, an alternative ambient.

A project of a singer-songwriter and reciter originated from Olomouc living and working in Brno.

Hokr (Praha)

A Prague-based alternative / underground / rock band, which was born at the end of 1979. Only a few insiders know the appearance of the original bearer of the name, an was unwashed, slightly retarded haggard, living somewhere in the woods according to the last news, overgrown with tree fungus and completely without contacts with human vermin. A coincidence led to the connection of the name Hokr, or rather the ideological interconnection of certain characteristics of its owner and the future musical expression of this group. It symbolized a voluntary and natural step into a half-open battered doorway leading to a dark, spiral staircase, surfacing somewhere far below the ground, into a torch-lit cave where unspecified, but certainly less than a small number of people agreed that living among normal people feels equally unbearable for them all.

Admission: 100 CZK (at the door)