Beautiful Sts. Simon and Jude Church in Prague Old Town serves as a concert hall. It is a seat of Prague Symphony Orchestra.
Amicable and uplifting atmosphere of the Sts. Simon and Jude Church is the ideal place to enjoy masterpieces of classical and sacred music.
The chapel of Sts. Simon and Jude is unique by its initiation - it is the only Prague church dedicated to the apostolic pair, Simon and Jude Taddeas.
The church was founded in 1354 as a hospital chapel and later rebuilt as a hall church with niches and chapels. The late Renaissance church served as a chapel of Czech Brethren. In 1620, during recatholisation of the whole country the emperor donated the church to the Brothers of Mercy order. They rebuilt the church in Baroque design and built a large adjacent convent and hospital. In late Baroque era an organ was installed played by Mozart and Haydn. It is still functional and famous for its excellent authentic sound.
After 1989, the church was given back to the Order of Merciful Brothers who lent it for use to the Prague Symphony Orchestra.
In Sts. Simon and Jude Church mainly chamber concerts and concerts of early music are held,
in particular traditional cycle dedicated to the authentic interpretation of Baroque music is highly appreciated by both critics and audiences.
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