TATRA TEMPLE | from 08/12/2017
Enjoy a beautiful winter in the Tatras and unforgettable moments in the Tatra Temple of Ice, which will pay tribute to family this year and will be inspired by the massive Roman-Catholic basilica in Barcelona - Sagrada Familia. The basilica itself is based on the style of medieval cathedrals and was designed by renowned Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí.
A unique ice version of this dominant construction will be available in Hrebienok from 8th December. Adam Bakoš and a team of Slovak, Czech and Spanish sculptors will take care of all precise details. An unbelievable number of 1,440 ice blocks, which is almost 190 tonnes of ice will be used to build the temple.
This year, the basilica will be a bit bigger and its originally 18-metre wide cover will be changed to a 25-metre diameter. This means the Tatra Temple in Hrebienok will be even more majestic.
Stained glass decorations will be made by glassmaker and designer of Slovak-Greek origin – Achilleas Sdoukos, who focuses on using the magical material of glass when making his creations. This is the second time that he is responsible for artistic decoration inside the Tatra Temple of Ice. Eight rose windows will be made by using the so called fusing technology combined with precious stones and various pigments. Four of them will contain sacral motifs and symbols of the Tatras, other four will symbolise the seasons of the year.
The majestic piece of art, one and only in Slovakia, is definitely worth visiting. Precise work and details are emphasised by magical lights. Visit this Slovak rarity and feel like in a fairytale of ice for a while. The temple offers an even more emotional atmosphere on Sundays when live music concerts are held inside.
Motif and architecture: Martin Šabľa and Adam Bakoš
Main architect: Adam Bakoš
Construction manager and manager of the Tatra Temple: Rastislav Kromka
Builders: Štefan Buraš, Tomáš Hanáček, Pavol Kapusta, Igor Kučera, Władysław Ligocki, Filip Lysek, Marian Maršalek, Ján Paďour, Ondřej Procházka, Libor Šimůnek, Martin Šofranko, Miroslav Trnovský, Jakub Vlček
Building assistants: Marek Bednár, Vincent Kekeli, Miroslav Kromka, Marek Laburda, Michal Malina, Vojtech Novanský, Jaroslav Orenčák, Dávid Plávka, Miroslav Polánek, Marek Siska
Tatra Temple - programme at 03:30pm
Music of composer, playwright and producer Miňo Mojžiš is played in the style of industrial rock by The EXACT band. It is composed of members of the so called Music theatre, which was established in 2009. This musical-type theatre is focused on pieces meant for children and young people and is the only theatre of this kind in Slovakia. The theatre company has 118 members from various spheres of the cultural and social life.
G.O.D.´s is a 6-member vocal-instrumental ensemble of young people who love American gospel. They sing pieces by Kirk Franklin, Whitney Houston, Take 6 etc.Members: Janka Tomko Ferenčíková, Petra Ferenčíková, Erik Holovka, Damiána Jurašková, Klaudia Krivá, Janka Petríková. Received awards: POLAND KETY 2016, international festival “Psallite Deo“ – absolute winner of the festival, GRAND PRIX, POLAND KETY 2013, international festival “Psallite Deo“ – absolute winner of the festival, GRAND PRIX, Czechoslovakia´s Got Talent show 2015.
After her studies at the Conservatory of Košice, she continued at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in the classroom of doc. Mgr. art. Hana Štolfová – Bandová ArtD., where she graduated from her postgraduate studies in 2012. She was lucky to perform at various festivals under the baton of conductors such as Simon Halsey, Terry Edwards, Jonatan Noth, Christopher Hogwood. She was cooperating with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz orchestra (Germany) and the State Philharmonic Orchestra in Košice. She regularly sings with the so called Old Music Ensemble led by Peter Zajíček, with which she has had several joined performances in Slovakia and the Czech Republic but mainly a successful tour around Guatemala and Mexico, where she presented pieces by J. B. Pergolesi and A. Vivaldi. And this is what she is going to perform in Hrebienok as well.
Collegium Technicum – final concert in the TT
The mixed choir of the Technical University of Košice called Collegium Technicum was created in 1983 and is one of the top-class representatives of the choir culture in Slovakia. It has received many significant awards at various competitions and festivals in Slovakia and abroad. The choir has had 178 concerts and festival performances in 19 European countries, in Israel, South America, the USA and in Mexico. It was the first Slovak choir to have sung in the famous Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City in front of 9,100 people. Collegium Technicum has been conducted by 43 professional conductors so far, 30 of them were from abroad. There were e.g.: Peter Phiplips (GB), Oliver Dohnányi, Ondrej Lénard, Petr Altrichter, Tomáš Koutník, Rastislav Štúr, Peter Breiner. The choir has performed with many reputable soloists such as: Miroslav Dvorský, Ľubica Rybárska, Martin Babjak, Peter Mikuláš, Iveta Matyašová, Michal Lehotský, Jiří Sulženko, Eva Dřízgová, Rafal Bartminski and others.
Na Hrebienku, hneď vedľa Tatranského dómu, víta turistov túto zimu druhá kupola. Celý priestor je venovaný výsledným dielam sochárskych umelcov súťažiacim v podujatí TATRY ICE MASTER 2018. Od 13. januára sa kupola premenila na galerijný priestor krásnych sôch, ktoré vzišli zo šikovných rúk špičky svetových ľadových sochárov.
A comfortable funicular operates to Hrebienok to the Tatra Temple from the station of Starý Smokovec and tickets can be purchased also online on gopass.sk