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Canti veris Praga 2024

International Festival of Contemporary Choir Music with Zdeněk Lukáš Award
Prague, 29.02.2024 - 03.03.2024


Many excellent choirs participated in the International Festival of Contemporary Choir Music, Canti veris Praga, that was held in February 2016. This festival, which is a continuation of successful years of the International Choir Festival “The Spring Is Starting” and entirely focuses on contemporary choir production and work of Zdeněk Lukáš, proved to be very beneficial and vital.

If you don’t want to take part in the competition appearance but are interested in the atmosphere of the festival and meeting other choirs at international level, apply for a non-competition appearance as part of the concerts accompanying the festival. Please indicate that you want to take part in a competition/non-competition appearance in the competition entry form annex.

We trust that you will find the International Festival of Contemporary Chorus Music with the Zdeněk Lukáš Award, Canti veris Praga, interesting in 2022 as well and we are looking forward to seeing you there.

Artistic guarantee

The Czech Choirs Association, prof. PaedDr. Jiří Kolář, honorary president of CCA

Artistic counsel

prof. PaedDr. Jiří Kolář, conductor, honorary president of CCA
doc. PaedDr. Zdeněk Vimr, conductor, specialist of Z. Lukáš work of art

Festival organiser:

The festival is organized by Music Travel Agency Prague in co-operation The Czech Choirs Association, experienced organizers of international musical and cultural festival, events and travel – MTA

Regulation of the competition

  • only non professional choirs can take part in the competition, although the conductor can be
  • choirs may take part in more than one category
  • he time limit of the competition programme is 13-15 mins of the total time, the order of
    competition compositions is at random


A: children choirs under 16 years old

B: girls, female and male choirs over 25 singers

C: mixed choirs over 25 singers

D: chamber choirs over 8 under 24 singers

E: non-competitive performances

The competition programme

1. spiritual composition originated after the year 1950 “a cappella”

2. secular composition originated after the year 1950 “a cappella”

a) one composition must be from a local composer, the other one from a foreign composer
b) children choirs under 16 years old can perform one of these compositions with instrumental accompaniment

3. Zdeněk Lukáš composition according to own choice in original arrangement of the author
(a cappella or with instrumental accompaniment)

4. composition of domestic author originated after the year 1957 “a cappella”

5. other potential compositions according to own choice originated after
the year 1975 “a cappella” or with accompaniment of 1-2 musical instruments

Note: Competition compositions must be original music (they can be set to folklore lyrics), not folk song arrangements.

Festival programme

29.2. 2024
Arrivals of participants
Dinner in festivals hotels

1.3. 2024
Reception of group leaders by the city of Prague representative
Ceremonial opening of the festival
Choirs competition presentations
Dinner in festivals hotels
Opening concert for the participants

2.3. 2024
Continue the choirs competition presentations
Dinner in festivals hotels
Awarding ceremony
Final laureat concert of best choirs for Grand Prix award of the festival.

3.3. 2024
Optional performance of choirs during the Holy Mass in Prague churches
Individual departures after breakfast


Hotel category




Package price per person in twin or tripple




Single room supplement for three nights




Package price includes:

  • participation fee in festival programme
  • three overnights in a hotel of your choice
  • three breakfasts in a hotel
  • three dinners in a hotel
  • guided city tour of Prague
  • services of a local quide for all festival programme activities in English or German language
  • one free place for every 21 paying participants

Accomodations in twin or three-bedded rooms in 4*hotels and 3*hotels.
Usual solution in 2*hotels is that two twin-bedded rooms or twin and triple rooms share private facilities.

The price does not include:

  • transportation (please note that organizers would be happy to arrange transportation to/from festival functions as per your requirements.)

Results of festival

Canti veris Praga 2016

Booking form

Preliminary booking form Canti veris Praga 2024