Motýli Šumperk annually holds a few dozen concerts. Besides events they either co-sponsor or take part just as guests, throughout the year the choir organizes several concerts on its own – First Concert of Pink Kids in November, Christmas Concert and downtown Christmas caroling in December, Spring Concert in March and Benefit Concert in June. In spring, it conducts the Golden Lyre Festival for children's choirs. The choir annually participates in an advent concert in Želechovice nad Dřevnicí, home village of the choir founder Alois Motýl and his family.

Christmas Concert in Šumperk
Christmas Concert in Šumperk

Tours and competitions

At least once a year, the concert choir embarks on a tour abroad. It participates in various international choir festivals and competitions. Below can be found only the most significant since year 2000. Pink Kids annually embark on their single-day tour. Colorful Kids and Flamingoes get excited about their weekend-long tour.

Norway 2018
Norway 2018
Malta 2017
Malta 2017
Greece 2016
Greece 2016
Belgium 2010
Belgium 2010
  • 2019  tour of Germany 
  • 2018 – GRIEG International Choir Festival, Bergen, Norway
    (placed 3rd in sacred music category, placed 3rd in contemporary music category)
  • 2017 – Malta International Choir Festival 2017, Malta
    ("Honorary Diploma of Excellence" in sacred music category with obligatory repertoire, "Honorary Diploma of Excellence" and victory in the category of youth choirs aged up to 25, Grand Prix Award in the category of children´s and youth choirs)
  • 2017  tour of Switzerland 
  • 2016  Canta al Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    (Gold Medal and victory in the category of youth choirs aged up to 19, Gold Medal in sacred music category)
  • 2016  Preveza Choral Festival, Preveza, Greece
    (Gold Medal in the category of children's choirs, the Best Outstanding Choral Pedagogy Award)
  • 2015  tour of Slovakia 
  • 2014 – tour of Italy 
  • 2014  European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel, Switzerland  
  • 2013  tour of Luxembourg, France and Switzerland
  • 2012 – tour of Switzerland 
  • 2012 – Prague Advent and Christmas Choral Festival with the Petr Eben's Prize
    (chamber choirs: Gold Band; children's choirs: Gold Band and victory in the category)
  • 2011  Choral Festival Alta Pusteria, Italy
  • 2011  International Festival of Advent, Christmas and Sacred Music, Bratislava, Slovakia

    (Gold Medal and the highest number of points achieved across categories)

  • 2010 Music Festival for Young, Neerpelt, Belgium
    (Grand Prize cum laude)
  • 2009  tour of Switzerland 
  • 2008 – TOLOSA Choral Festival, Tolosa, Spain
    (children´s choirs aged up to 16: Bronze Medal)
  • 2008  Prague Spring International Music Festival 
  • 2008  tour of France 
  • 2007  Montreux Choral Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
    (placed 2nd and a prize for the best performed obligatory repertoire)
  • 2006  Choral Festival Alta Pusteria, Italy 
  • 2005  tour of the United Kingdom 
  • 2004 Fröhlich sein und singen, Halle, Germany
    (Günter Erdmann Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary author's composition)
  • 2003  tour of Italy and Switzerland  
  • 2000 – Choir Olympics, Linz, Austria (Silver Medal) 

Summer Camp

Our summer camp is with no doubts a part of our choral life. The choir holds it annually in August. Younger kids spend five days there, the concert choir eight. Holding summer camps pretty much started when the choir was founded in 1962. Švagrov became choir´s haven in 1981 and has been ever since except for three years when the premises were under reconstruction.