December07 2021 (Tue)
7:30 PM

Christmas Oratorio

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: December 07, 2021 | 19:30 (Tue)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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Enjoy one of the most popular and most frequently performed compositions of J. S. Bach performed in Rudolfinum

In the context of Bach’s oeuvre, the Christmas Oratorio is an extraordinary piece. It is remarkable that one of Bach’s most popular and most frequently performed compositions was not originally conceived to be performed as a whole. The six independent cantatas were first performed individually during Advent and the Christmas holidays, and the oratorio has no actual liturgical use. Nevertheless, the practice of performing this profound and festive piece of music in the form of a full-length oratorio has become an integral part of Advent and Christmas, especially in German-speaking countries.

Program:

J. S. Bach
Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248

Performing:

Hana Blažíková - soprano
Benno Schachtner - alto
Eric Stoklossa - tenor
Krešimir Stražanac - bass

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Václav Luks
 - conductor

Collegium 1704 is a Prague-based highly acclaimed Baroque orchestra established in 2005 by the conductor and harpsichordist Václav Luks. The orchestra & vocal ensemble present famous orchestral and choral works by well-known composers as well as long-forgotten and now rediscovered treasures of the Baroque repertoire. The ensemble has been successfuly promoting work of Czech masters like Jan Dismas Zelenka and Josef Mysliveček.

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