Chamber Choir Cantabile

Hranice, Czech Republic

Markéta Lásková conductor

Gabriela Zdarsová piano accompaniment

Dominik Bagar solo vocal


Title Composer Lyrics
Na tej lúce, na zelenej (At the meadow, on the green) Moravian folk Moravian folk
Марш на 8 та Велешка ударна бригада (March at 8th Veleska soldiers brigade) Lazar Ivan Nikolov (1922-2005) Jordan Leov (1922-1998)
Matona mia cara (My lovely Lady) Orlando di Lasso (1530-1594) anonymous
Alleluia (Alleluia) Gordon Young (1919-1998) Gordon Young (1919-1998)
Praise His Holy Name! Keith Hampton (b. 1957) Lewis E. Jones (1865-1936)
Proč bychom se netěšili (Let us rejoice) Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) Karel Sabina (1813-1877)
O crux ave (Oh salute the cross) Rihards Dubra (b. 1964) Alexander Agricola (1445-1506)
Ubi caritas (Where charity) Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978) anonymous
Ave verum op.2,1 (Salute truly) Edward Elgar (1857-1934) anonymous
Lásko kupovaná (My Bought love) Czech folk Czech folk
Modlitba za vodu (Prayer for water) Jiří Pavlica (b. 1953) Jan Skácel (1922-1989)
Bodaj by vás vy mládenci (Let you youngsters to the hell with) Slovakian folk Slovakian folk


The chamber choir Cantabile was established in 2015. Its members are former members of The Children Choir Cantabile who attend secondary schools or study at universities now. The choir won a golden medal at International Choir Festival in Olomouc in 2016 and it gave a successful performance at the Czech Senate, the upper chamber of the Czech Parliament.

The choir conductor is Markéta Lásková. She has graduated from solo singing and piano playing at Brno Conservatoire.

Hranice is a small town with 20,000 inhabitants. It has a beautiful historical centre and lovely countryside. The Hranice Abyss is the deepest swamped cave in the world. The Teplice nad Bečvou spa is not far from Hranice. Patients suffering from heart diseases are cured there and spa also has many mineral sources and aragonite caves.