BAROQUE CELEBRATION / CHOTĚŠOV MONASTERY
17 July | Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Chotěšov Monastery invites you to the Baroque Celebration with a unique Carillon chime, a concert by Gabriela Demeterová, Baroque fireworks and observation of the night sky.
The Chotěšov Monastery is situated around 20 kms from Pilsen in the direction of Domažlice. It is hidden from travellers passing along this road by a barrier of farm buildings and is frequently missed. It is only on the route to Dobřany that the structure appears in its spectacular Baroque beauty. Although it no longer had the ruined monastery church, its panorama is rich and promises the same experience at its visit. It offers a quiet rest in the monastery park to enjoy the present harmony. During a visit of the convent building, it is possible to enter several halls with Baroque works by the painter František Julius Lux. His paintings opened the sky also above the monumental staircase and built up an illusive space for the continuation of a path of life alongside angels. In the opposite direction, there are also several floors hiding beneath ground level. An interesting underground can also be found in the provostry under the Renaissance building with two-storey Gothic cellars from the 14th century. During the Baroque encounter, the Chotěšov Monastery will demonstrate its beauty and will allow you to experience serenity in spaces devoted to peace, music and meditation.
The Chotěšov Monastery, the Baroque landmark of the region, will in the evening resonate with the sounds of Baroque music performed by the violinist Gabriela Demeterová. In addition to the concert, visitors can expect the unique experience of a Carillon chime, a lecture on the topic of “Reminders of the demolished Baroque monastery church and the fate of its facilities”, and an overall tour of the Monastery. It will also be possible to visit an exhibition of Baroque and, for the very end of the event, Baroque fireworks are prepared. The programme will be accompanied by Bus Line 2015 and a programme of the Pilsen Observatory called The Baroque Sky.
10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm guided tours of the Monastery
5:00pm – 10:00pm programme of Bus Line 2015, tours of the Monastery and an exhibition of the works of children from elementary art schools of Pilsen with the topic of Baroque organised in Born’s Hall.
5:00pm lecture by ing. arch. Soukup – Reminders of the demolished Baroque monastery church and the fate of its facilities – held in the monastery church, duration approximately 30 minutes
6:00pm – 6:30pm and 7:00pm – 7:30pm mobile Carillon chime
8:30pm – 9:30pm main programme – concert of Baroque music – Gabriela Demeterová
10:00pm end / Baroque fireworks
Admission: with the concert CZK 300 | children, students and seniors CZK 150; without the concert CZK 100 | children, students and seniors CZK 50
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE
Capacity: 200 places with the concert, 300 places without the concert
Partner: MAS Radbuza, http://www.mas-radbuza.cz, in cooperation with the association Chotěšov Monastery
TICKETS without concert of G. Demeter
TICKETS with concert of G. Demeter