December19 2023 (Tue)
7:30 PM

Missa Corporis Domini

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Not available

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Date: December 19, 2023 | 19:30 (Tue)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Not available
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Hear Magnificat, one of Bach’s most popular compositions performed by the renowned Collegium 1704 orchestra

The Missa Corporis Domini probably dates from 1719, immediately after Zelenka’s return to Dresden from Vienna, where had been studying counterpoint under the famed Imperial Kapellmeister Johann Joseph Fux. Already in this relatively early work, we note Zelenka’s originality and wonderful mastery of counterpoint. Bach set Mary’s hymn of praise to music not long after accepting the position of cantor at St Thomas’s Church in 1723. It is the first major liturgice work in which Bach used a Latin text rather than a German one, thereby to some extent erasing the differences between the Catholic and Protestant traditions. 


  • J. S. Bach
    Magnificat BWV 243
  • J. D. Zelenka
    Missa Corporis Domini ZWV 3


Václav Luks | conductor
Collegium 1704
Collegium Vocale 1704

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.


  • Recommended dress code: smart casual 
  • Please note that the price of the ticket includes service fee of 10%

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