Svatováclavský hudební festival
The largest international festival of spiritual music in the Czech Republic, whose main aim is to present informed interpretations of ancient and spiritual music in places of worship. Since its foundation in 2003, it has been running every September not only in Ostrava but also in many cathedrals in the Moravian-Silesian Region. The exceptional festival dramaturgy is guided by three main lines: monumental vocal-instrumental concerts, programs dedicated to the implementation of so-called old artificial music, and chamber and solo projects, which are supplemented each year by non-traditional or crossover projects. The accompanying program is extended to include films, workshops, discussions and exhibitions. In the spirit of its motto “A Concert in Church is an Experience”, it presents European concerts, both domestic and international. The St. Wenceslas Music Festival has become a Czech phenomenon that not only presents a prestigious program in places of worship, but also this year presents the Musical Excursions project, which aims to open acoustically and historically interesting cultural and technical monuments in the Moravian-Silesian Region through musical productions. To that end, the St. Wenceslas Music Festival has extended the genre offer to include alternative music, jazz and swing.
10 500 — visitors per year
70 — concerts
35 — venues