Municipal House, Smetana Hall,

Gospel choirs from all four corners of the earth began making appearances in Prague twenty years ago already. At the Prague Proms we’ve had the privilege of experiencing this unrestrained musical genre on a number of occasions, for the first time while working with Paul Freeman who brought us the legendary Morgan State Gospel Choir.

Local audiences have since audiences given a warm welcome to another ensemble – the Jeremy Winston Chorale three years ago. Back then they were still a young formation with a total of twenty singers.

This year’s “Opening” concert will see the aforementioned choirmaster and conductor arrive with forty fantastic musicians, including several soloists, all headed by Merkel Williams.

Together the Jeremy Winston Chorale and the CNSO will be in charge of this unconventional festival launch.


  • Anthem of Praise,
    Richard Smallwood
  • Hosanna!Kirk Franklin
  • Blessings of Abraham,
    Donald Lawrence
  • Total PraiseRichard Smallwood  
  • There Is A Balm In Gilead,
    Raymond Wise
  • HealingRichard Smallwood
  • Every PraiseHezekiah Walker
  • Even MeDoris Jones Wilson
  • Even MeMichael Reid



  • Candace Potts, 
    Merkell Williams,
    Darius Coleman,
    William Ramsey,
    LaVonte Heard, solo vocals
  • Jeremy Winston, conductor
  • Jeremy Winston Chorale
  • Czech Nationa Symphony Orchestra