Vsetin, Czech Republic

PaedDr. Helena Kaločová - conductor
Michal Opler, Štěpán Dvořáček - piano
Karel Hajdík, Štěpán Miklánek - guitar

Competition Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Come again John Dowland Anonymous
Dávno / Long time ago Antonín Tučapský Jan Skácel
Čačina / A spruce branch Folk song, arr. Oldřich Halma Slovak folk song
Rum dum dum Folk song, arr. Dragan Shuplevski Folk, arr. Dragan Shuplevski
Adon Olam / Eternal Master Uzi Chitman, arr. T.Novotný Hebrew
The Simpsons Danny Elfman, arr.Jan Kyjovský Jan Kyjovský

Pop Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Nikdy nic nikdo nemá / Nobody ever has anything Jaroslav Ježek Jan Werich, Jiří Voskovec
Norwegian Wood Lennon / McCartney, arr. K.-F.Jehrlander Lennon / McCartney
Something George Harrison, arr. Roger Radstrom George Harrison
The Simpsons Danny Elfman, arr.Jan Kyjovský Jan Kyjovský

The Song choir has been working at Masarykovo Gymnasium (Masaryk High School) in Vsetín since 1995. The school provides general education and prepares students for studies at universities. The choir consists mostly of students and graduates of the school aged between 14 and 20 and is also comprised of students from other schools from Vsetín. The choir has given numerous performances in Vsetín and other towns around the Czech Republic.

Song has also organized a series of concert tours abroad, performing in such places as Italy, Germany, Croatia, Greece, Slovakia and Austria. They have won many competitions such as Iuventus Mundi Cantant in Opava, Svátky Písní in Olomouc, Gymnasia Cantant in Brno, and participated in both the prestigious Festival of Choir Music in Jihlava and in the Czech-German week of music in Coburg as a representative of Czech high school choirs. At the national round of the Gymnasia Cantant competition in Brno, the choir was awarded a special prize for convincing expression and its conductor PaeDr. Helena Kaločová for her performance as a conductor.

Song has released 8 CDs and recorded three programs for the national radio station and radio Proglas. Since the very foundation of the choir it has been led by PaeDr. Helena Kaločová.

Vsetin is a small industrial town in the east of the Czech Republic. It has a population of 30,000 inhabitants. It lies on the Bečva river in the Beskydy mountains. There are numerous traditional folk ensembles and other choirs including Sonet.

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