Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Choir festival in Banská Bystrica

THE 25th annual Choir Festival of Viliam Figuš-Bystrý will take place from April 24 to 27 in the central Slovak town of Banská Bystrica. The festival is dedicated to the composer Figuš-Bystrý (1875-1937), who worked as a choir leader and music teacher in Banská Bystrica.

The programme will open at 10:00 on Thursday April 24, with performances by regional children's choirs at the local Elementary Art School (Základná umelecká škola), followed by a concert at the Roman Catholic Church of Nanebovzatia Panny Márie (The Assumption of St Mary).

On Friday April 25 concerts of children's choirs will take place at the economic faculty of Matej Bel University at 18:30 and at Urpín Cinema at 15:00. At 19:00 on Saturday April 26 a gala concert for invited guests will take place, also at Urpín Cinema. On Sunday April 27 at 11:30, the festival will close with performances of the guest choirs in the Roman Catholic Church.

For more information, contact the Banská Bystrica information centre at Námestie Štefana Moyzesa 26 or call 048/16-186.

Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár