Czech Christmas Mass
Special Concerts

Czech Christmas Mass

Christmas Concert for St. Vitus Organ

Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum


Gabriela Beňačková soprano
Ester Pavlů mezzosoprano
Jakub Pustina tenor
Jan Šťáva bass
Marcello Rota conductor
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
CNSO Mixed Choir


W. A. Mozart – The Magic Flute, Overture
P. Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana, Voi lo sapete, o mamma
C. Franck – Panis Angelicus
G. Donizetti – La Favorita, Fia Dunque vero (O mio Fernando)
R. Binge – Elizabethan Serenade​​​​​​​
G. Bizet – L'Arlésienne, Agnus Dei
F. Schubert – Ave Maria
Traditional: Angels we have heard on high
Traditional: Adeste Fideles

— Intermission —

J. J. Ryba – Czech Christmas Mass

Along with fantastic singers headed by Gabriela Beňačková, the conductor Marcelo Rota has chosen several arias and songs on the theme of the birth of Jesus Christ, a handpicked selection of spiritually uplifting compositions which offer spectators a slice of true unadulterated Christmas atmosphere.

It is hard to imagine the Rudolfinum without Czech Christmas Mass delivered by the CNSO and CNSO Mixed Choir. As has been the case in previous years,this beautiful, joyful piece will feature in the second half of the concert programme.

This charity concert for the St Vitus Organ is put together by the Bohemian Heritage Fund.