Karl-Peter Kammerlander which gave him decisive momentum for his artistic development.While still a student Patrick Grahl was able to work on and perform roles such as Alfred (in prize at the XX International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig.The album featuring Bohuslav Martinů´s Kytice (Supraphon, 2017), on which the PPC collaborated with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tomáš Netopil, was cited as recording of the month by the prestigious British web magazine Music Web International.Its recording of Bohuslav Martinů´s chamber cantatas (Supraphon, 2016) scored top rankings in the influential British magazines, Gramophone (Editor´s Choice) and BBC Music Magazine (Choral & Song Choice), in the latter along with nomination for its annual award in the choral music category. Three Bell Strokes Gregorian Chant: Requiem aeternam Reading*: Letter of Mozart to his father, 4 April 1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Maurerische Trauermusik C Minor K 477 (479a) Gregorian Chant: Domine exaudi orationem meam Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Laudate Dominumfrom Vesperae solennes de Confessore K 339/5 Gregorian Chant: In quacumque die Reading: Nelly Sachs (1891-1970)„Wer weiß, wo die Sterne stehen“ „Wenn im Vorsommer“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626I. Kyrie Reading: Book of Revelations 6, 8-17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626III.
In the course of the choir´s long history since its foundation in 1935, it has been directed by a succession of some of the most distinguished Czech choirmasters (including among others Jan Kühn, Josef Veselka and Pavel Kühn).The CDs of the ensemble arise exclusively in co-operation with the major Czech musical publisher, Supraphon company, and have received a number of awards (Choc du Monde de le Musique, 10 de Répertoire, Golden Harmony Award for the best Czech recording of the year). In this case the list of its issues amounts respectable 319 compositions.The Schola has co-operated in various projects with a whole range of top-notch Czech as well as foreign interprets (Petr Eben, Jiří Bárta, Jaroslav Tůma, Iva Bittová, Choeur gregorien de Paris, Boni pueri, Musica Florea, the ensemble of Japanese Buddhist monks Ohara Gjosan shomjo kenkju-kai, Varmuža’s Dulcimer Music Band, Jeaner Philharmonie, etc.).The first of these, a recording of Antonín Dvořák´s Stabat Mater (Decca, 2017), with Jiří Bělohlávek conducting, received the prestigious Diapason d´or de l´année award for the year´s best album in the sacred music category.The second, a recording of Bohuslav Martinů´s The Epic of Gilgamesh (Supraphon, 2017), under the baton of Manfred Honeck, won several awards in the United Kingdom, plus another Diapason d´or.