Taking place in Prague, the city of music with fairytale architecture and one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Musica Orbis Prague Festival offers a wonderful musical experience to ensembles of all ages. This event -- which features choirs, orchestras, and bands from all over the world -- includes 10 competition categories in addition to their non-competitive festival program. That includes 6 competitives categories for choirs, and four competitive categories for orchestras. The Musica Orbis Prague Festival offers unique performance opportunities in historical venues and churches located in the heart of the city, while bringing new musical inspiration and connectivity to your ensemble.

Join other ensembles and sing in the magnificent St. Vitus's Cathedral at Prague Castle during the Sunday mass, perform your own full-length concert in front of enthusiastic audiences, and experience fun and friendly atmosphere during choral workshops!

Upcoming Dates

June 27 - July 1, 2024

July 3 - 7, 2025

2024 Festival Program

Thursday, June 27 - Arrival Day
  • Official welcome at the Prague’s Old Town Hall
  • A guided tour of Prague in the footsteps of history and famous musicians
  • Festival concert

Friday, June 28 - Opening Day
  • Workshop / Masterclass
  • Opening concert
  • Welcome Dinner

Saturday, June 29 - Competition Day
  • Competitive and non-competitive performances
  • Feedback from the expert jury
  • Award ceremony
  • Dinner cruise on the Vltava River

Sunday, June 30 - Grand Finale Day
  • Musical accompaniment of the Mass in St. Vitus’s Cathedral at Prague Castle
  • Festival concert
  • Gala concert in the Dvorák Hall of Rudolfinum featuring Mira Costa High School Orchestras as part of the Musica Orbis Concert Series

Monday, July 1 - Farewell and departure
  • A guided tour of Prague in the footsteps of history and famous musicians
  • Leisure time
  • Trip outside of Prague

Additional customizations available upon request.

Trip Extensions

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Past Trip Highlights

St Vitus Cathedral
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Sing Mass at St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest & most important church in Prague

Czech Conductor
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Participate in a workshop with a professional Czech choral conductor

Old Town Hall in Prague
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Opening Ceremony at the Prague Old Town Hall

Concert at Museum of Music
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Sing in the Opening Concert at the Czech Museum of Music

Award Ceremony
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Competition which will take place in a beautiful venue in Prague and Evening Awards Ceremony (Non-competitive option also available)

Joint Concert
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Participate in a Festival Joint Concert at one of Prague’s many historic venues

2023 Musica Orbis Festival

Every year, performers from around the world gather in Prague to admire the cities unique charm, fill its concert halls and squares with their talent, and make their own mark in its long musical tradition!

Learn more about this incredible festival!

Meet the Artistic Director

Mgr. Jaroslav Brych

Jaroslav Brych (1964) served as the chief conductor of the Prague Philharmonic Choir between 1996 and 2004. His journey to this prestigious post began in Pardubice where, in addition to studying the French horn at the local academy of music, he devoted himself to conducting a children's choir. He continued his musical studies at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts with a focus on orchestral conducting; he was a student of Václav Neumann as well as Josef Veselka, his famous predecessor at the head of the Prague Philharmonic Choir. Jaroslav Brych also attended many of the master courses led by Helmuth Rilling in Stuttgart.

From 1984 - 1997 he functioned as the choirmaster of the Charles University Choral Ensemble, from 1987 to 1994 he was a conductor and Chief Conductor of the Czech Army Symphony Orchestra, and from 1992 to 1993 he conducted the Opera Mozart Company in Prague. He was appointed the second choirmaster of the Prague Philharmonic Choir in 1994, served as its principal choirmaster in the years 1996 - 2005, and then conducted the Prague Chamber Choir from 2006 to 2012.

Jaroslav Brych currently heads the Foerster Chamber Choral Association; he works with the Prague Philharmonic Choir, the Kühn Choir of Prague, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, and other Czech orchestras. In addition to his orchestra and choral conducting commitments, he teachers at the Prague Academy of Music, the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague, and the Conservatory of Pardubice.


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