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Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For their second consecutive night at the Proms, Jakub Hrůša and the Czech Philharmonic bring to life the blazing fanfares, raw outcries and hushed humility of Leoš Janáček’s unparalleled Glagolitic Mass. Inspiration for the work struck the composer in a misty wood. ‘Its moist scent was the incense,’ he wrote. ‘I felt a cathedral grow out of the giant expanse of woods … Now I hear the voice of each arch-priest in the tenor solo, a maiden angel in the soprano – and in the choir I hear our people.’

Experience the power of Janáček’s galvanising work alongside two other Czech masterpieces, Dvořák’s fiendish Piano Concerto and a first Proms performance for the Military Sinfonietta by the tragically short-lived Vítězslava Kaprálová, a sometime pupil of Bohuslav Martinů.


Vítězslava Kaprálová      Military Sinfonietta

Antonín Dvořák               Piano Concerto in G minor

Leos Janáček                  Glagolitic Mass


Mao Fujita                       piano

Corinne Winters            soprano
Bella Adamova              mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip           tenor
Brindley Sherratt           bass
Christian Schmitt          organ
The City of Prague Philharmonic Choir


tickets go on sale 18 May

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Image: Jakub Hrůša © Petr Chodura


August 28
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AP United Kingdom
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