|Collegium Vocale 1704|
The Prague baroque orchestra Collegium 1704 and vocal ensemble Collegium Vocale 1704 were founded by harpsichordist and conductor Václav Luks in 2005 on the occasion
Since 2007 Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704 have been residential ensembles
Since the autumn 2008,both ensembles have regularly returned to Dresden, where, concurrently with Prague, they present their concert cycle Music Bridge Prague — Dresden, which continues on the rich cultural tradition of both cities, focussing primarily on the locally active composer, Jan Dismas Zelenka, his contemporaries and his predecessors.
Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704 celebrated the year of Handel in 2009 with repeated performances of his oratorio
Concerts of both “Collegium” are often broadcast live as well as recorded by radio stations in the Czech Republic, France and Germany and also by Czech Television and French TV Mezzo. Their recordings for Arta records (Benda), Supraphon (Zelenka, Reichenauer), Zig-Zag Territoires (Zelenka) and Accent (Zelenka) have been favourably received in Europe and further afield.