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Czech Christmas Mass

Christmas concerts “Czech Christmas Mass” by the composer Jan Jakub Ryba performed by a Czech choir TYL from Kutná Hora took place in two cities in Denmark at the Second Advent weekend.

On Saturday 3 December, a Christmas concert took place in Dyrup Kirke in Odense. On Sunday 4 December, a second concert took place in Ringsted in the Sct. Bendts church, where the queen Dagmar, former Czech princess Markéta, is buried. The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Denmark Jiří Brodský and Mayor of Ringsted Henrik Hvidseten held short speeches, introducing the concert.

Jan Jakub Ryba, Czech teacher and composer of a classical music, wrote the Czech Christmas Mass “Hey, Master!” in 1796. This year the mass therefore celebrates its 220th anniversary. The mass will be performed by the organist of St. Barbora's Cathedral in Kutná Hora and its choir.

The concerts took place in cooperation of city of Kutná Hora, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Copenhagen, city of Ringsted and Dyrup Kirke in Odense.

Ambassador's speech (DOCX, 20 KB)


Czech Christmas Mass