Pražský žesťový soubor

Prague Brass Ensemble

Church od St. Barbara, Kutna Hora,

Concert on the 40th anniversary of the Prague Brass Ensemble

Residents of Kutná Hora have just one chance a year to attend Prague Proms concerts without having to travel to the capital where the festival’s roots are firmly embedded. And judging by the sell-out concerts held at its St Barbara’s Church, the locals are clearly very appreciative of this opportunity.

Of course it’s hardly surprising considering the wonderful surroundings, captivating acoustics, not to mention carefully selected programme. This year we will be presenting the Prague Brass Ensemble who will be performing alongside a number of other prominent guest artists. Set up in 1979, the church will also serve as a fitting venue to mark the band’s 40th anniversary.

With a programme expected to feature handpicked passages from the music of Vejvanovský, Bach, Pachelbel and Dvořák, carefully edited to accentuate the ensemble’s calibre and expanded cast, all those who make the effort to travel to Kutná Horaare in for a truly magnificent experience.



  • Prague Brass Ensemble
    artistic director Jan Votava
  • František Bílek, trumpet
  • Arnold Kinkal, trumpet
  • Jiří Lisý, french horn
  • Jan Votava, tenor trombone
  • Karel Kučera, bass trombone


  • Czech Philharmonic Low Brass Ensemble
    artistic director Robert Kozánek 

  • Robert Kozánek, Lukáš Moťka,
    Jan Perný, Lukáš Besuch, tenor trombone
  • Bohumil Tůma, bass trombone
  • Karel Malimánek, tuba

  • Jan Hasenöhrl, trumpet
  • Jiří Houdek, trumpet 



  • Czech Lute (selection), Adam Michna z Otradovic, 1600–1676
  • Rorando coeliJan Campanus Vodňanský, 1572–1622
  • Sonata a 7Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, 1644–1704
  • XXVIII Offertur Ad Duos ChorosPavel Josef Vejvanovský, 1633–1693
  • The Earl of Oxford’s MarchWilliam Byrd, 1543–1623
  • Sonata Pian’e Forte, Canzon duodecimi toniGiovanni Gabrieli, 1557–1612
  • Jesu, Bleibet Meine FreudeJohann Sebastian Bach, 1685–1750
  • MagnificatCharles Theodore Pachelbel, 1690–1750
  • Slavonic Dance No.4Antonín Dvořák, 1841–1904
  • Carmina Burana (selection), Carl Orff, 1895–1982