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Zsuzsi Tóth | soprano
Ulrike Barth | soprano
Victoria Cassano | soprano
Marta Paklar | soprano
Daniel Elgersma | alto
Jan Kullmann | alto
Philippe Froeliger | tenor
João Moreira | tenor
Masashi Tsuji | tenor
Bart Vandewege | bass
Lionel Meunier | bass
NN | organ
Ricardo Rodrigues Miranda | viola da gamba
Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
Christianus Erbach (c1568 – 1635)
Deus, deus meus
Erhard Bodenschatz (1576 – 1636)
Audi, Domine hymnum
Valentius Haussmann (1565 – 1614)
Man wird zu Zion
Giovanni Gabrieli (c1554/1557 – 1612)
O Domine Jesu Christe
Theodor Riccio (c1540 – 1603)
De profundis clamavi
Seth Calvisius (1556 – 1615)
Unser leben währet siebzig Jahr
Jacob Gallus (1550-1591)
Dominus Jesus in qua nocte tradebatur
Roland de Lassus (1530/32-1594)
Tristis est anima
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227
Vox Luminis was established 15 years ago; today, the ensemble uses its sparkling traits to enhance the world of early music! The push was made in 2004 by Lionel Meunier – bass and founding base of Vox Luminis. The objective is to gain access to the Light through the Voice. Every year, the ensemble releases on average two discs and offers its audience more than 60 concerts on Belgian, European and international stages.
They define themselves as a group of soloists with a variable combination (with a base from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague) and of a continuo, additional instrumentalists or a full orchestra, depending on the repertoire. The repertoire is essentially Italian, English and German and spans the 16th through the 18th centuries. Since its creation, the ensemble has been noted for its cohesion and it charms with the personality of every timbre and the homogeneity of the voices.
Today, Vox Luminis can count thirteen recordings to its name, it has won many awards including the prestigious Gramophone Recording of the Year 2012, for Musicalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz. The latest releases from Alpha Classics and Ricercar are King Arthur by Purcell and Kantaten by the Bach-family.
The year 2018 was marked by two awards: first, Vox Luminis won the famous BBC Music Magazine AWARD 2018 in the category “Choral Award Winner” following the disc Luther et la Musique de la Réforme. Second, KLARA named them “ensemble of the year”.
” The refinement of Vox Luminis is never anything less than sublime ”
Vox Luminis, made up of soloists, “se distingue par la pureté de son émission, la fraîcheur des voix, la dynamique et la mise en place, d’une rare perfection. Ses qualités d’expression, où la simplicité, la ferveur le disputent à la gravité et à l’enthousiasme illustrent admirablement ce répertoire exigeant.”
Vox Luminis live up to their name by providing refreshingly light vocal performances which seem to shimmer and glow.
The ensemble is supported by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the City of Namur and Namur Confluent Culture and is recognised by the Art and Life tours.
Today, Lionel Meunier has established international renown as conductor and artistic director of the Vox Luminis ensemble which he created in 2004.
Harbouring a passion for music since a very young age, his education began in his home town of Clamecy (France) with theory, recorder and trumpet. He continued his studies at IMEP (Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie) in Namur and at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (the Netherlands).
At the same time, he is starting a career as concert performer and is already in great demand as soloist with renowned ensembles.
Numerous European ensembles have also asked Lionel Meunier to act as their coach, conductor and artistic leader. He has been a member of the jury in many international festivals and competitions. He frequently coaches and, with Vox Luminis, gives master classes and conferences on repertoires from the Baroque era and on the end of the Renaissance. In 2018, he was asked to take charge of a multi-annual mission at the Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes; there he follows the young developing players called Promotion X.
VOX LUMINIS – 150 WORDS
Vox Luminis was established 15 years ago; today, the ensemble uses its sparkling traits to enhance the world of early music! The push was made in 2004 by Lionel Meunier – bass and founding base. The objective is to gain access to the Light through the Voice. Every year, two discs and more than 60 concerts on Belgian, European and international stages.
They define themselves as a group of soloists with a base from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Since its creation, the ensemble has been noted for its cohesion and it charms with the personality of every timbre and the homogeneity of the voices.
Vox Luminis can count thirteen recordings to its name. The latest releases from Alpha Classics are the Abendmusiken by Buxtehude and King Arthur by Purcell. The year 2018 was marked by the famous BBC Music Magazine AWARD 2018 in the category “Choral Award Winner”.