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

2022 Festival Program
July 7-11, 2022

Thursday, July 7 - Arrival Day
  • Sightseeing tour of Prague Join our local guides and explore the “City of a Hundred Spires.”
  • Visit the famous Prague Castle and the magnificent St. Vitus’s Cathedral before walking over the Charles Bridge.
  • Workshops with Czech conductors. Gain insights into the rich Czech musical tradition with a professional clinician.
  • Festival concerts in beautiful venues in Prague and the surrounding area.

Friday, July 8 - Opening Day
  • Official welcome at the Prague Town Hall. Greeting by a representative of the City of Prague at one of the most significant buildings in the very heart of Prague.
  • Opening concert at the Czech Museum of Music. Give your first short performance in front of local audiences in the unique hall of the Czech Museum of Music.
  • Welcome dinner at the art nouveau-style Municipal House Café.

Saturday, July 9 - Competition Day
  • Perform with your choral or orchestral competition program in front of the professional Jury and excited audience! Throughout the whole day you will compete and compare your talents, enthusiasm and the new ideas you bring to classical music with ensembles from all over the world. (A non-competitive option is also available).
  • In the meantime, you will enjoy the historic Festival venue with its beautiful interior and pretty surroundings within immediate reach of downtown Prague, where you can charm locals by impromptu performances.
  • Announcement of results and evening award ceremony.

Sunday, July 10 - Grand Finale Day
  • Mass participation in St. Vitus’s Cathedral. Perform at the greatest Czech cathedral in the largest Castle in the world.
  • Festival concerts. Charm the local audiences with your singing in a beautiful venue in downtown Prague, perform at a joint concert with another participating ensemble, and support your newly-made friends and fellow musicians.
  • Farewell dinner cruise. Join the other ensembles and celebrate your successful festival performance with a cruise on the Vltava river!

Monday, July 11- Farewell and departure

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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

2022 Musica Orbis Festival Video

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!

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