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Participants Universitas Cantat 2022

“Vox Iuvenalis” Choir of Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czechia 
Conductor: Jan Ocetek

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“Vox Iuvenalis” Choir of Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czechia


In 1993, some students of the Vídeňská Street Grammar School, wishing to continue choral singing after leaving the school, founded a choir and gave it the name “Vox Iuvenalis”, “the Voice of Youth”. Since then, they have performed in the Czech Republic as well as abroad and earned themselves a reputation of a first-rate youth choir, as testified by the numerous prizes obtained by both the choir and its conductor, Jan Ocetek. In 2000, the choir came under the aegis of the Brno Technical University, thus becoming the university’s cultural envoy. The choir numbers nearly 35 members, all of them students and graduates of Brno universities, and has an extensive repertoire stretching from 16th century compositions to contemporary works, with 20th century Czech choral and sacred music featuring prominently. Throughout the year, Vox Iuvenalis makes regular appearances at events as diverse as Easter concerts of sacred music, light-hearted concerts marking the end of the academic year, performances celebrating the anniversary of the 1989 revolution, and Christmas concerts. Recently, the choir has been invited by chamber and symphony orchestras to partner with them to perform choral masterpieces such as A F. Poulenc - “Gloria”, G. F. Handel - “Messiah”, A. Dvořák – “Svatá Ludmila” and many more. The choir has recorded five albums, won over a dozen of awards, taken part in many festivals both at home and abroad, and worked together with a lot of renowned choirs and orchestras.


Jan Ocetek

Mgr. MgA. Jan Ocetek, Ph.D. Jan Ocetek is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education at Masaryk University in Brno, and of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, where he studied choral conducting with Lubomír Mátl. He has received many awards for excellence in choral conducting at Czech and international festivals and competitions. He has also conducted "Vox Iuvenalis" since its foundation and cooperated with the Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno. Additionally, Jan Ocetek is an assistant professor of choral conducting at The Faculty of Music of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.


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Masaryk University, Czech Republic


Festival Director: Prof. Krzysztof Szydzisz
tel.: +48 608 30 70 30
Festival Deputy Director: AMU prof. Dr hab. Joanna Piech–Sławecka
tel.: +48 604 525 554


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