Karl-Peter Kammerlander which gave him decisive momentum for his artistic development.While still a student Patrick Grahl was able to work on and perform roles such as Alfred (in prize at the XX International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig.the CD Antica e moderna) – some compositions of young Czech composer generation have been written rightly for the Schola and were premiered in its interpretation.Regarding the records and concert projects, the audience as well as expert reviews appreciate chiefly their dramaturgical imaginativeness and musical interpretation, with which the ensemble brings alive the repertoire originating from the very roots of European musical culture.Beyond its standard choral repertoire, the PPC is likewise active in the domain of opera, working regularly with the National Theatre in Prague, and since 2010 holding the status of choir in residence at the opera festival of Bregenz, Austria.Apart from these commitments, the PPC engages in a number of its own projects.
Patrick Grahl was born in Leipzig and was initially a member of the St. Three Bell Strokes Gregorian Chant: Requiem aeternam Reading*: Letter of Mozart to his father, 4 April 1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Maurerische Trauermusik C Minor K 477 (479a) Gregorian Chant: Domine exaudi orationem meam Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Laudate Dominumfrom Vesperae solennes de Confessore K 339/5 Gregorian Chant: In quacumque die Reading: Nelly Sachs (1891-1970)„Wer weiß, wo die Sterne stehen“ „Wenn im Vorsommer“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626I. Kyrie Reading: Book of Revelations 6, 8-17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626III.This limitation ceased after 1989 and since then it has been intensively recording and giving concerts abroad, too (Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Israel, Japan).The CDs of the ensemble arise exclusively in co-operation with the major Czech musical publisher, Supraphon company, and have received a number of awards (Choc du Monde de le Musique, 10 de Répertoire, Golden Harmony Award for the best Czech recording of the year). In this case the list of its issues amounts respectable 319 compositions.The Schola has co-operated in various projects with a whole range of top-notch Czech as well as foreign interprets (Petr Eben, Jiří Bárta, Jaroslav Tůma, Iva Bittová, Choeur gregorien de Paris, Boni pueri, Musica Florea, the ensemble of Japanese Buddhist monks Ohara Gjosan shomjo kenkju-kai, Varmuža’s Dulcimer Music Band, Jeaner Philharmonie, etc.).