Collegium 1704 y Vocal College 1704 arrive at the Kursaal in the San Sebastian Musical Fortnight


Collegium 1704 y Vocal College 1704 come next 23 August to the Kursaal to celebrate the baroque in one of the last great events of this 831st Musical Fortnight of San Sebastián.

Considered one of the most exciting musical projects of recent times, Collegium 1704 has already become a reference within the historicist panorama and early music. His fame was even more accentuated during the pandemic, since they continued with their musical activity, being one of the first groups in which the orchestra and choir appeared with a mask and security barrier.

In his debut in the Musical Fortnight, Váklav Lux, project manager, offers us a repertoire that fuses the baroque tradition par excellence, crystallized in the Said Lord HWV 232 de Georg Friedrich Handel, with one of the most unknown Czech composers, but whose music was inspiration for references like J. S. Bach o Georg Philipp Telemann: Jan Dismas Zelenka, from which they will interpret their Mass of All Saints ZWV 21.

This concert represents one of the very few participations, both instrumental and vocal, of the College 1704 offered in our country throughout the festival season. Its restrained concert activity transforms each recital of the Czech group into a musical experience where the audience and performers,share something more than attentive listening, transforming the mere concert into what many call "the musical miracle".

Photograph (c) Petra Hajsk