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Jitro Czech Children's Choir

Jitro is an award-winning choir from the Czech Republic. The choir tours regularly in many European, Asian and American countries. Jitro takes part in international music festivals and cooperates with philharmonic orchestras. Choir is a complex institution with a membership of around 450 young singers ranging between 5 and 19 years of age. MORE INFO

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  • 2014December

    Concert tour to France and Germany (17.12.2014)

    On weekend, December 19-21, we were touring Hénin-Beaumont (F) and Mülheim-Kärlich (D).

  • Japanese medal and award (14.12.2014)

    Japanese medal and award for Jitro helping people affected by devastating earthquake in 2011
    Representatives of public life of the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima appreciated our contribution in aid of those affected by the earthquake and devastating tsunami. These people we spent part of our tour in Japan 2013. Last year Jitro was also selected for the Japanese television project (czech site) to support the affected areas and in 2011 Jitro organized a benefit concert "Jitro sings for Japan", the proceeds of which, together with a note on the DVD (czech site), sent to the worst affected victims.

  • Concert tour to Germany (11.12.2014)

    On Friday, December 12, we were touring Stiftskirche Kleve, on December 13 we were in Xantener Dom, Xanten, and on Sunday, December 14, we had a concert in Stadttheater Emmerich.

  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (USA) published pictures of Jitro (3.12.2014)

    Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (Missouri, USA) published a truly wonderful pictures of our concert within our 2014 USA Tour. There is also a short video taken during rehearsal. Both are published on our facebook profile.

  • 2014November

    USA tour 2014 (17.11.2014)

    During 2014 USA Tour, 13th in our history, we had concerts in Chicago (Illinois, 3rd biggest city in the USA), Madison (capital city of Wisconsin), Saint Louis (2nd biggest by population in Missouri) or Cedar Rapids and others. We enjoyed Thanksgiving with turkey, apple pie, parades etc.

  • 2014June

    Japanese television chose Jitro (18.6.2014)

    Japanese television chose our interpretation of Japanese songs Hana Wa Saku

    Japanese public broadcaster NHK, the largest television in the land of the rising sun, chose our recording of Japanese songs Hana Wa Saku, which was taken as part of a project to support the areas affected by the devastating tsunami in 2011. The program, which is broadcast in Japan and where Jitro is participating, will now be available in our territory because it was included in the international satellite broadcast of JSTV.

  • International Music Festival Kutna Hora (8.6.2014)

    Opening concert of the International Music Festival
    procured this year in an extraordinary Cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora, the Czech Republic, Jitro choir and soloists performing cantatas of Bohuslav Martinů The Opening of the Wells. Photos available at photoserver. Festival website: www.mfkh.cz.

  • 2014May

    Prague Spring 2014 (25.5.2014)

    Standing ovation at the International Music Festival Prague Spring

    Jitro at the Prague Spring Festival showcased itself in a full glory. Listeners rewarded us with thunderous applause and a standing ovation. Photos available on photoserver Flickr. Solo concert was held on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in the church of the St. Simon and Jude in Prague. Our thanks go to the organizers that we could be part of a major international music festival.

  • 2014April

    Jitro in France (25.4.2014)

    During our tour in France Jitro sang in the oldest church in Paris Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Have a look at photos on Flickr.

  • 2013November

    Japan Tour 2013 (24.11.2013)

    Our next concert tour is in Japan with concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima and others. Photos are on Flickr server. Japan tour was held under the support of Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Hradec Kralove region, city of Hradec Kralove and Zivot umelce Foundation.

  • 2008November

    Wrote about us (3.11.2008)

    Article "Jitro brings world-class singing" by Arnold Eplev (Classical and Vocal Contributor) at Kansas City's Online Journal of the Arts: Kansas City is surely experiencing choral music concerts that would ennoble any concert hall anywhere.

  • 2008October

    Wrote about us (30.10.2008)

    Article "Czech children's chorus Jitro offers memorable performances" by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk (arts and entertainment reporter for MLive Media Group) at Mlive: "They have recently sung at the Kennedy Center and were a big hit there"

  • Said about us (10.10.2008)

    Mike Ross, Madison Youth Choirs' Artistic Director: The Jitro Children's Choir is sincerely one of the finest children's choirs in the world.

  • 2008June

    Wrote about us (3.6.2008)

    Article "McFerrin Leads "World of Voices" at Kennedy Center" by Stephen Brookes (classical music critic for The Washington Post) at The Washington Post: And the music flowed with astonishing diversity and depth.

  • 2005March

    Wrote about us (1.3.2005)

    Article "Czech choir, Jitro, shows diverse range of talent" by Rick Snyder at Olean Times Herald: This ensemble can certainly hold its own on any stage in the world. This was an evening to remember.

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