Thu, 12. 12. 2019, 7.00 p.m.
C3 MARTIN CHODÚR’S CHRISTMAS
Hallelujah, The Power of Love, Deck the Halls, Coventry Carol, Guardian Angels, Mary, Did You Know?, Síla mít rád
MARTIN CHODÚR, vocals
PATRICIA JANEČKOVÁ, soprano
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC
MAREK PRÁŠIL, conductor
After two years of hard work, Martin Chodúr has made his great dream come true: he has recorded an album with conductor Marek Prášil and a sixty-strong symphony orchestra featuring a repertoire that has been a long time coming. Together with stage impresario Jan Adam he has brought together a sparkling listening experience themed around Christmas, which is surely for all of us the family celebration highlight of the year. His album Hallelujah (Christmas Songs and Carols) was issued by Supraphon in October 2018 and numbers from that album will feature in his two concerts with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic.
In addition to Chodur, the line-up includes another well-known face from the generation of younger artists - the soprano Patricia Janečková.
The message of love and hope, and not just at Christmastide, is something we all need. Be reminded of all things Christmas by being part of this song and carol performance.
"One of the reasons I decided to focus on this Christmas repertoire," Martin Chodur writes, "is that I sing Christmas carols and songs to our little boy Martín, who was born on 1st January 2016. He seems to like them and can sit and listen to them quite contentedly, assuming, of course, that he isn't dancing round the flat! Carols and festive songs are part of our shared culture and it's important that we keep that tradition going for subsequent generations. No-one can grow to love these carols just by listening to them at school or on TV," Chodur continues. "There's nothing better than hearing our parents sing them at first hand in the magical atmosphere of Christmas, and that's what I want people to feel with this album and my Christmas concerts. I really get the feeling that I'm singing them just to my son, and not to all the other people listening in the dark. For me, these are really magic moments and I hope that's what the audience feel too," Chodur concludes.