Cum decore is a choir at the Gymnázium F. X.
Šaldy grammar school in Liberec. It consists of approximately
30 university students and grammar school graduates. The choir specializes in
thematic concert programmes. The repertoire
consists predominantly of Renaissance and Baroque music. Cum decore co-operates
with instrumentalists specializing in the authentic interpretation of early
music. The choir has been working for 23 years now under Čeněk
Svoboda, doctoral graduate in choral conducting from Charles University
in Prague and tenor singer in Collegium
1704 and Dresdner
In close co-operation with Cum decore, there is a preparatory choir
comprising of about 30 grammar school pupils representing the school at public
and official occasions. The choir, fondly nicknamed Potěr (Fry), is
led by Zuzana Kubelková, a graduate in choral conducting from
UJEP in Ústí nad Labem.