prague baroque orchestra & vocal ensemble               


How beautifully the morning star shines
15040875815 e9d701f1fb kThe program of Bachfest festival opening concert in Leipzig was introduced to Prague audience at a concert held in the cycle Music Bridge Prague - Dresden on 13 February 2015 in the Church of St. Simon and Jude and on 14th February at the Annenkirche in Dresden.
In addition to cantatas representing the peak of creative period of J. S. Bach (Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden BWV 6 a Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV 1), the centerpiece formed the "Lutheran" Mass in F major, BWV 233. Unusually cheerful music using a pair of horns and oboe da caccia captivates their straightforward spontaneity and communicativeness and represents less familiar character of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

Listeners have the possibility to compare both sides of Bach's character at Easter concerts at the Rudolfinum (30 and 31 March 2015) where Bach's Mass in b minor will be performed. Collegium 1704 celebrates 10 years of its existence at this festive concert. Prague winter concerts closes on February 24 with a performance of Mozart's Great Mass in C minor at the Rudolfinum.


8th season of Music Bridge Prague-Dresden started on January 29
14904550153 27250b7214 zThe first concert of the 8th season of Music Bridge Prague-Dresden started. Almost sold out concert "Salon Praga 1723" with Hana Blažíková in Břevnov Monastery on January 29 conveyd the atmosphere of Prague during the coronation of Emperor Charles VI. King of Bohemia in 1723.


Support the making of the world premiere recording of a newly discovered work, Missa Divi Xaverii ZWV 12 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Vaclav Luks about Missa Divi XaveriiIn our Indiegogo campaign which ended today we surpassed slightly the magical 1704 EUR: with total of €1,741 fundraised. THANK YOU!
The overall campaign to support the CD continues: together with Indiegogo we've made it to € 6,241 in six weeks! And we're getting closer and closer to our goal of € 10,000.

Did you like the performance of Zelenka's Missa Divi Xaverii ZVW 12? Do you want to listen to this piece anytime you like'd to? Support the making of the world premiere recording of this newly discovered work, which we are going to record in 2015. Below find more information about the project.

Zelenka composed this work when he was at the pinnacle of his creative powers, and the music is overflowing with festive brilliance and boundless invention. It is surprising that this composition, prominent within the context of Zelenka’s output and at the same time one of his most lavishly orchestrated scores, has waited so long to be rediscovered. Nearly three centuries had passed before the work could shine in its original splendor and make a major contribution to how we view Zelenka, who is regarded as one of the most distinctive and original of all composers.

„Soloists,choir and orchestra delivered an outstanding and expressive
performance. The festival could hardly have started better than with this concert.“ 
(musica Dei donum, Johan van Veen)


Baroque Christmas with Collegium 1704
In December, 2014-12-15a16 Vanocni koncert 450x330Collegium 1704 and Václav Luks have prepared a set of concerts that awaken a huge audience interest. On 6th December the Advent concert in Břevnov monastery will take place: being sold out since summer! It will be followed by Christmas concerts in the Rudolfinum with Czech modern premiere of Zelenka's Missa Divi Xaverii and Bach's Magnificat. The concert will be perfomed twice on 15th and 16th December.
The series will end with New Year's Eve concert in the Church of St. Simon and Jude and New Year's concert in Annekirche, Dresden with Handel's Dixit Dominus, that are usually sold out, too.

We would also like you point out that Radioservis where you can buy tickets to our New Year's Eve concert has changed the opening hours:
Saturday 13.12.2014: 9.00 – 14.00 
Saturday 20.12.2014: 9.00 – 14.00
Monday 29.12.2014: 10.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 30.12.2014: 10.00 - 17.00 
Wednesday 31.12.2014: CLOSED
Friday 2.1.2015: CLOSED
Monday 5.1.2015: CLOSED


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