The Czech Music Shop
Folk and Traditional Music
Some artists that will appear here in the
next few weeks are the best musicians of both the Czech Republic and America.
Join us for a Czech Party recorded live in restaurant Na Rychte in Prague.
Spend an Evening at a Czech Village.
The Harmony Duo of Prague will take you on a 30's flashback to the music of Czechoslovakia in the 1930's. They also present a collection of songs from Old Bohemia.
We have contempory Czech music by the King of Czech Pop Music, Carl Gott.
You will enjoy the music of the Capital City Czech Choraliers from Lincoln, Nebraska as they play your favorite Czech tunes. The cover photo was taken at the Governor's Mansion in Lincoln.
The Capital City Czech Choraliers, an ethnic singing group based in Lincoln, Nebraska, was first organized in April 1977. The singers have been under the direction of Ray Svoboda for the last thirteen years. The Choraliers number 25 when in full force and are accompanied by a button accordian (Ray Svoboda), a piano accordian (Lori Vasa), bass horn (Elmer Nemec), and drums (Don Daniel).
This group of dedicated singers strives to preserve a bit of Czech heritage and culture by their public performances. They have traveled to Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin, as well as all over Nebraska, to perform at ethnic festivals, harvest festivals, and civic events. They have performed Polka Masses. The group also performs in nursing and retirement homes, schools, senior centers, and service clubs throughout Lincoln and surrounding communities.
The Choraliers do not charge for their performances and all expenses for travel are paid by the members or through donations. They are Nebraska's most traveled ethnic singing group.
Songs on Our Czech Heritage in Song include Staroceska Muzika (Old Czech Music) Polka, Ja Rada Tancuju (I Love to Dance) Polka, Spadl Listek Z Javora (Falling Leaf) Waltz, Praha (Prague) Polka, Kukacka (Cuckoo) Waltz, Repete (Repeat) Polka, Kominicek (Chimney Sweep) Polka, Vlastovicka Lita (The Flying Swallow) Waltz, Za Hory a Doly (Hill and Dale) Polka, Bily Kvitecek (White Blossom) Polka, Moravo Moravenko (Moravia, My Sweet Moravia) Waltz, Strasidlo (Bogey Man) Polka, proc Pak Jste Daleko Maminko (Mother, Why are You So far Away) Waltz, Zaradnicek A Stara Vrba (Gardener and Old Willow) Polka, Huci Reka Huci (Roraing River) Waltz, Kdyz Ja Libe Spim (When I Sleep Sweetly) Waltz, and Az Budou Trumpety Hrat (When the Trumpets Play) Polka.
Since their organization in 1977, the Choraliers have made four recordings. Their most recent recording, Our Czech Heritage in Song is available on cassette for $9.00 and CD for $15.00 from the Czech Music Shop.