The Odyssey of Kryštof Harant

  • December 1, 2022
  • Times: From: 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Location: Christ Church Cathedral
  • Address:
  • 690 Burrard St
  • Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
  • Admission: $36-$75, ages 35 & under get 35% discount, $10 student rush tickets at the door based on availability
  • Phone: 604.732.1610

The life journey of the Czech nobleman, traveller, humanist, soldier, writer and composer Kryštof Harant from Polžice and Bezdružice ended prematurely on the Old Town Square in Prague on June 21, 1621, when he was executed for participating in the Protestant Bohemian Revolt. The goal of this project of the Czech Republic's Ensemble Cappella Mariana is to present his surviving compositions and introduce listeners to his literary legacy – his record of a unique trip to the Middle East which he chronicled in his book Journey from Bohemia to the Holy Land, by way of Venice and the Sea published in 1608.

Harant’s colourful work, narrated by author and broadcaster Bill Richardson, will guide you on a musical journey to the exotic lands of Cyprus, Jerusalem, Sinai, and Cairo, where, in addition to Harant’s compositions, we will also hear the music of these lands as he himself heard them composed by Murad, Misri, Seyfullah, Mo’men, de l’Estocart and Giray Han.

Featured Artists: Ensemble Cappella Mariana (Czech Republic), Constantinople (Canada/Iran) directed by Kiya Tabassian and Bill Richardson, narrator.

Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver

December 1, 2022

The Odyssey of Kryštof Harant
690 Burrard St