PERSONALITIES ABOUT US
It is a brand name which they have made for the Czech Republicand is recognized more than many other artist. Boni Pueri is a Czech treasure, and true "cultural ambassadors of the European Federation of Choirs of the Union“. Boni Pueri, the Czech Boys Choir is ranked among the best boys choirs in the world, even though they are one of the youngest...
Jaroslav Krcek, composer and artistic director of Musica Bohemica
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It may be easy to put words down on paper, but it's much more difficult to put them into action. Like anything in life, the most difficult thing is to decide on a plan of action and then to do your best to try to achieve it. Boni Pueri is one choir that takes musical ideas and creates beautiful music. Musically, the choir is like a mature tree with deep roots, a stable and strong trunk and a majestic crown of leaves in its canopy. And so, dear boys and conductors, this is a never-ending journey and I wish you -- this strong tree of Boni Pueri -- long life and good health forever. Yours Jaroslav Krcek
David Eben, musicologist and artistic director of Schola Gregoriana Pragensis
Our Schola worked first with Boni Pueri in 2000 to record Adoratio Crucis, a choral piece specifically about Good Friday. I was very surprised at how the boys embraced this music, which for them must have seemed quite strange. They sang with such understanding and in addition everything was from memory. Listening to them, I had a feeling that the old medieval practices were revived – when the cathedrals and monasteries had their own schools and the students sang regularly in worship. This boys' choir has amazing sound and Boni Pueri, is without question, one of the cultural elite of the Czech musical life.
Jaroslav Tuma, organist and improviser
Dear “Bonies”: What a pleasure it is to work with you. It is to be expected that you can read music, sing in tune and quickly learn new scores. But what is magical is that you are doing all of this with an evident flair and enthusiasm for music on one hand while being so self-disciplined on the other. Under the direction of both conductors, you calmly prepare for major performances, then concentrate perfectly in performance, and patiently suffer without complaint the inconvenience of long trips just like the best professionals. For the future, I wish you much luck, many new and wonderful friendships and continued success in your recordings. May the publishers not try to sell you the easiest pieces but provide you with something more ambitious and worthy like we have shared on this recording. Yours Jaroslav Tuma
Marek Stryncl, artistic director of Musica Florea
When I saw Boni Pueri for the first time, it was shortly after the Velvet Revolution. I immediately started to think that it would be amazing and so fitting if these boys would sing old music in the style of authentic performance – the goal of my musical endeavours with Musica Florea. In 2000 my dream came true and the “Good Boys” together with Musica Florea recorded the coronation opera about St. Wenceslas, titled Sub Olea Pacis, which for fans of old music is a real treasure. I was only 25 at that time, the same age as the choir is now. I congratulate Boni Pueri on their long history and their authentic interpretations which are such an integral part of their musicianship.