Sat 14th May • 7.30pm St James’ Church
Vox Luminis – Light & Shadow
Music at the time of Elizabeth I (4 Sopranos 2 Altos, 4 Tenors 2 Baritones 3 Basses)
Lionel Meunier artistic director
O nata Lux, Videte Miraculum
Christe, qui lux es et dies
In manus tuas
Ave verum corpus
When David heard
How are the Mighty Fall’n
Death hath deprived me
Hear the voice and prayer
Funeral Sentences for Queen Elizabeth I
Tonight we have another ensemble making their debut at the festival. Vox Luminus, founded in 2004 in Namur, Belgium, is developing a reputation as one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles. They are renowned for a seamless blend of high quality individual voices, exquisite tuning and clarity of sound. The majority of the group met at one of the most significant centres for early music in Europe: the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Their most recent CD, released in June 2012, created a buzz with an interpretation of Heinrich Schütz’s Musicalische Exequien, and received several prestigious awards such as the Gramophone ‘Recording of the Year’, the ‘Baroque Vocal Gramophone Award’ and the ‘International Classical Music Award’.
Vox Luminis’s blend is marked by a pleasing astringency in the alto line, and supple singing from the sopranos and baritones, Meunier among them…over two hours of outstanding musicality and serious musicianship.
BBC Music Magazine
Reserved £35 & £30 Unreserved £20 Students £1. Ends approx 9.30pm
For more information you can visit Vox Luminis’ website on: http://www.voxluminis.com/