South Bohemian Teachers Choir was formed in 1963
from students and graduates of the Secondary
School of Education in Prachatice.
From the outset, the choir
worked with professional musicians: soloists,
instrumentalists and composers. It quickly
gained a reputation across Suthern Bohemia and
throughout the whole of the then Czechoslovakia.
Since 1994 it has been based at the Bishop's
Grammar School in Budweis whereupon men's
voices were added.
Choir has performed in most European countries
and has partaken in many radio and television
broadcasts in the Czech Republic as well as in
Switzerland and Germany. They have released two
and in 1997 in Holland, participated in a third.
The artistic quality of the choir has been
widely praised in many competitions and
festivals. In 1975 at the International Choral
Festival in The Hague, they gained first prize.
bulk of their repertoire consists of lyrical and
meditative music, as befits the nature of the
choir. The choir performs renaissance polyphony,
romantic and contemporary works as well as
arrangemenrs of folk music and spirituals. Many
Czech composers, such as Lukáš, Hanuš and Koníček,
have written works specifically for the choir.
also: Theodor Pártl,
the conductor of PSJU