Baroque Collegium 1685

“Baroque Collegium 1685 may be a new name but as
an ensemble it remains truly experienced, which we could
hear at last night’s concert. Joining the two forces: Polish
and Czech  was an extraordinary success, which pleased
the huge audience. Everyone was overcome with joy
to listen to Bach's Oster-Oratorium, a delightful arias
performed by excellent soloists.
Keep it up – both for the performers as well as our series!”
        BACH 200 UW

Baroque Collegium 1685 is an international ensemble which
aims to explore and communicate  Baroque music, especially
oratorio-cantata pieces, with passion and drama. It was founded
in April 2016 on Agnieszka ┼╗arska’s initiative - Polish musicologist,
conductor and culture manager, by performing  Johann Sebastian
Bach’s Easter Oratorio BWV 249 in prestigious series: BACH200UW, 
organized by the University of Warsaw.
In 2018 Baroque Collegium 1685 has initiated an artistic cooperation
with an authority on Renaissance and Baroque music – 
baritone Peter Kooij.

Baroque Collegium 1685 vocal ensemble is made up of the members
of Szczawnica Chamber Choir, a group of passionate people, who
for the last ten years, have made and popularized the vocal polyphony
music of various epochs and styles. Since 2011 the Choir has organized
an international artistic project called Baroque Explorations
It has also  collaborated with professional singers and soloists on
numerous projects and appeared in festivals in Poland, Slovakia,
Hungary and  Czech Republic. 

Baroque Collegium 1685 instrumental ensemble consists of
virtuoso instrumentalists  of HIP trend (Historically Inspired
Performed) who perform,among others, with Musica Florea
orchestra by Marek Stryncl and others European ensembles.
The artists give regular performances at festivals all over
the Europe. They have made many recordings awarded with
prestigious awards.