This is the 14th tour to the United States in our history. We spent Easter time in foothills of the Rocky Mountains and in Yellowstone National Park and we shared Czech art of music there as well as in Manhattan.
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USA Tour 2014
During our 13th USA tour in our history, we toured in Chicago (Illinois, 3rd biggest city in the USA), Madison (capital of Wisconsin), Saint Louis (2nd biggest in Missouri), Cedar Rapids and others. We enjoyed Thanksgiving with turkey, apple pie, parades etc.
Jitro sung Japanese song Hana Wa Saku in Japanese television
Japanese public broadcaster NHK chose our recording of the song Hana Wa Saku sung in Japanese, which was taken as part of a project to support the areas affected by the devastating tsunami in 2011.
Solo concert at the International Music Festival Prague Spring 2014
Czech childrens' choir Jitro took part in 69th International Music Festival Prague Spring. Solo concert was held on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in the church of the St. Simon and Jude in Prague.
Concert in the oldest church in Paris, France
During our tour in France Jitro sang in the oldest church in Paris Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
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Review of the new CD
The very first review of our new CD Parallel Worlds by Jan Jirásek released in USA by Navona Records (a PARMA Recordings company).
José Cura about Jitro
World-famous tenor José Cura in an interview for the Czech Television: This is the best children's choir in the world.
Our traditional summer tour in Europe is over. This year we have visited France and Italy.
José Cura wrote: "Dear Kids, dear Maestro, finally having some holidays, I am sitting in my studio and enjoying the recordings you gave me in February. Congratulations, they are superb!!! Looking forward to our future collaboration. A big kiss!!! José" (view on facebook)
USA Tour 2016
March 24 to April 8, 2016, Montana & New York City, USA
During 14th USA tour in our history we tour Montrana and New York City.
Jitro & Gentlemen Singers
Today's rehearsal with Gentlemen Singers. We have a common concert on March 16, 2016, a week before our 2016 USA Tour. (photos available here)
Concerts with José Cura
: "I knew that will be good nevertheless I was surprised. I must pass a huge compliment to the choir and choirmasters."
Jitro & Prague Symphony Orchestra
Dagmar Pecková & José Cura
February 10 and February 11, 2016, Prague
On this occasion, the Prague Symphony Orchestra’s Artist in Residence, José Cura, will take on the roles of conductor, choirmaster and composer. The foremost Czech mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková has been invited to collaborate. The concert will be recorded and broadcast live by Czech Radio. Contract was signed in these days. Tickets information available.
Voce Magna International Choir Festival in Slovakia
October 6 to October 8, 2016, Žilina, Slovakia
In these days we confirmed an invitation to The International Choir Festival Voce Magna in Slovakia.
Jitro and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
New Year's concert with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra invited Jitro choir to collaborate on a traditional New Year's concert, which took place on January 1, 2016 in Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague. The gala evening was broadcasted live by the Czech Television.
Czech and Moravian Christmas Carols
Our new CD is released in the US, but will be distributed worldwide
The Navona Records, US record label, releases our new CD - Czech and Moravian Christmas Carols by Jan Jirasek. Thanks to the Naxos Records, world's leading classical music group, the recording will be available worldwide as a classical CD and also online. Reviews available.