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The season 2020—21 will be inaugurated by one of the most famous works in the history of music, Handel’s Messiah, and this “messianic” spirit pervades the dramaturgy of the whole concert series. The unconventional programme of the Advent concert will recreate the atmosphere of Italian Baroque Christmas and we shall celebrate the arrival of the New Year with Mozart’s Coronation Mass.

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Collegium 1704 at the prestigious Salzburger Festispiele

2014 12 15a16 Vanocni koncert 450x330Salzburger Festspiele - the absolute highlight among music festivals, annually visited by more than 200 thousand viewers,  will be launched on Wednesday, July 22.  In a following weekend, on Wednesday July 27, Collegium 1704  will perform within the festival a masterpiece by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber - Missa Salisburgensis - composed directly for the Salzburger Cathedral where the concert will take place.

After its successfull debut in 2015, Collegium 1704 will take part in a prestigious Salzburger Festspiele for the second time. This time, the main point of the programme is magnificent Missa Salisburgensis  by H. I. F. Biber composed in 1682 as a rememberance of the 1100th anniversary of archbischopric in Salzburg. The mass will be performed by Collegium 1704 in an original, unusually complex instrumentation with two choirs, 4 instrumental groups, 14 soloists and 4 organs. The concert programme will be enriched by parts selected from  Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252–288 and Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206 by Claudio Monteverdi, whose 450th birth anniversary will be celebrated in May 2017. 

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