The CHORUS LANEUM mixed choir was founded in May 2009 in the picturesque village of Lány, just 30 kilometres from Prague, the Czech Republic‘s capital city. It has 30 members and has already performed at more than 110 events in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Its repertoire spans the history of choral singing, from Gregorian chant, through the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods to 20th-century music, including folk songs and even pop music, altogether some 200 compositions.
Conductor Vladimír Doležal
Born in Prague, he studied at the vocal department of Prague’s State Conservatoire. While still a student, he joined the Prague Madrigalists chamber music ensemble and toured Europe, Canada and the USA with them. After graduation he was admitted to further studies in Siena, Italy, and Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart.
In 1976, Vladimír Doležal started his solo career with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He has since appeared with many other famous European as well as non-European orchestras and conductors. Since 1981, he has focused on concert and oratorio repertoire. In 1988, he became soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague and is still singing there. Most recently, he has often been invited abroad to perform Leoš Janáček’s and Antonín Dvořák’s compositions.
Vladimír Doležal has released nearly 50 solo CDs, among them Antonín Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Leoš Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Since 2010, he has been teaching at the department of voice and opera at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Despite his retirement age, Vladimír Doležal continues to be active both in opera houses and concert stages.