Christmas Eve in Prague

The Christmas market in Old Town Square has a smallish stage set up at one end; this stage is used throughout the Christmas season for performances of various kinds. Four years ago, when R. and I spent our first Christmas in Prague, we caught a dance recital, among other such performances; this year, we happened upon a mobile carillon being played.

But as four years ago, the most magical moment in the square came Christmas Eve, during the performance of soloists from the Czech national opera. I’ve posted a couple of brief clips from the performance (one and two), but this one is the moment that caught my breath: when the conductor turned to include the audience in the final song.

It’s difficult to tell from the audio here, but everyone around me is singing. Everyone.

Merry Christmas, all.

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