Easter in Prague: Easter Traditions and Music in Prague
Easter is a special time in Prague and visitors to Prague at Easter can look forward to enjoying its special Easter traditions and atmosphere.
At the Prague Easter markets in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, market stalls are full of brightly coloured, hand-painted Easter eggs, embroidery, crystal ware, handcrafted products and Easter whips, not to mention the many Easter treats and enticing snacks that are on sale.
Other Easter experiences include Easter egg painting by the girls and women. Easter caroling are performed by the boys who, with their braided whips, call on homes and whip the legs of girls and women of the homes. The boys recite Easter carols as they go about their whipping. In return, they are given one of the colourful Easter eggs.
Easter is also the time to attend a mass in one of Prague’s ancient churches and many of these churches are also venues for regular Prague classical concerts.
Some Easter concerts and music in Prague churches and other Prague attractions to enjoy include:
The Prague Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir present Dvorak’s Requiem with vocal soloists under the baton of Jiří Kout.
The Czech Ensemble Baroque presents a concert featuring three works by Bach that bring the listener from the contemplation of Holy Week to the majesty of the Resurrection. Hear the Easter story, told in music by the master of the Baroque: Johann Sebastian Bach..
Enjoy sacred classical music in beautiful surroundings at the Klementinium. The concert features baroque organ, violin and flute and the Choir Adalbert.
Enjoy the works by Verdi, Beethoven, and Puccini share the program with Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and other popular melodies in the impressive interior of Prague’s Spanish Synagogue. The Czech Collegium performs a widely varied program, with soprano and trumpet soloists.
Celebrate Easter with sacred music in the beautiful Czech capital. Portions of Mozart’s Requiem and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater are on the programme of this Easter concert at the Klementinum in Prague.
Enjoy selected works by Puccini and Dvorak which will be performed at the Municipal House, Smetana Hall.
The St. Francis of Assisi Church, houses a unique baroque organ which was built in 1702. It is the second oldest organ in Prague and many famous names such as W.A. Mozart, A. Dvorák, J. F. N. Seger and others played this historic musical instrument.
There are magnificent hotels in the heart of Prague and you can enjoy all the Easter festivities by staying in one of the hotels in the Old Town Square.
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