Vox Luminis – Sacro Monteverdi

This exceptional Belgian ensemble offers a magnificent overview of the Selva Morale e Spirituale, a major anthology of Monteverdi’s liturgical output, and a part of the composer’s great legacy.

Vox Luminis

Since its foundation in 2004, the vocal ensemble Vox Luminis–led by bass Lionel Meunier –has been internationally praised for its unique sound, both with a cast of soloists and in larger productions. Vox Luminis specialises in English, Italian and German repertoire from the 17th and early 18th centuries, bringing to life not only well-known masterpieces, but also rare gems. A core of vocal soloists is supplemented, depending on the repertoire, with an extensive continuo, solo instruments or a complete orchestra.

In 2012, Vox Luminis won the Recording of the Year at the prestigious Gramophone Awards. Since then, the group has made sixteen recordings with Ricercar, Alpha Classics, Ramée and Musique in Wallonie, and has won numerous international prizes including ‘Klara Ensemble of the Year 2018’, BBC Music Magazine ‘Choral Award Winner 2018’, 3 Diapasons d’Or and several Preis der Deutschen Schalplattenkritik. Last year, the ensemble received another Gramophone Music Award in the ‘Choral’ category for its recording of Buxtehude: Abendmusiken (2019).

Every year Vox Luminis gives around 70 concerts at major concert halls and festivals worldwide, including Bozar Brussels, deSingel Antwerp, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, L’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin, Lincoln Center New York, Zaryadye Hall Moscow, Festival of Flanders and Festival de Wallonie, Festival de Saintes, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Musikfest Bremen, Bachfest Leipzig, Aldeburgh Festival and Boston Early Music Festival.

Lionel Meunier, conductor

Internationally renowned as the founder and artistic director of the award-winning Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, French conductor and bass Lionel Meunier is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and highly acclaimed artistic leaders in the fields of historical performance and choral music active today. Praised for his detailed yet spirited interpretative approach, he is now increasingly in demand as a guest conductor and artistic director with choirs, ensembles, and orchestras worldwide.

Gloria, SV 258
Dixit Dominus II, SV 263
Beatus vir, SV 268
Adoramus te Christe, SV 289
Crucifixus, SV 259
Laetaniae della Beata Vergine, SV 204
O bone Jesu, SV 313
Confitebor tibi Domine III, ‘stile alla franzese’, SV 267
Magnificat I, SV 281

Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:30pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/bourgie-hall/

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