Barbora Kabátková
Gregorian chant

Barbora Kabátková has been playing piano and singing since her childhood. In 1995 she became a member of the Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir. She studied church choir conducting at the Charles University Faculty of Education in Prague, and musicology at the same school’s Faculty of Arts where she is now a Ph.D. student specializing in Gregorian chant.

She is intensively involved in the performance of early solo vocal music, and also plays the medieval harps and the psaltery. Barbora is artistic director of the female vocal group Tiburtina Ensemble.

She performs with such ensembles of early music as Collegium Vocale Gent, Collegium 1704, Il Gardellino, Collegium Marianum, Concerto Palatino, Musica Florea, Cappella Mariana, Concerto Melante, Accentus Austria. etc.

As a contemporary music singer she worked with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, the Berg Orchestra, and Ostravská Banda in last years. Barbora has performed at leading Czech and European festivals, as well as in Canada and USA.

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About The Class

This year’s Gregorian chant and early polyphony class will explore and revive the musical treasures of the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. We will study the imprint of the Latin liturgy and its chant in the Czech, highly emancipated version of the Jistebnice Hymn Book. Likewise, we will look into the sources created around the famous universities – the Prague one will not be missed! We will wander not only among the sources, but also among the languages and reformation currents of late medieval Europe.

Suggested Repertoire

You can download the sheet music here

Level Of Skills Required

Intermediate, advanced and professionals

Maximum number of students


Teaching Languages

Czech, English