Vox Luminis

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© Mark Leko
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© Mark Leko

Vox Luminis was established almost 20 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.

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” for their recording Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott, following the disc Luther et la Musique de la Réforme. Second, KLARA named them “Ensemble of the Year”.

Today, Lionel Meunier has established himself as the internationally well-known conductor and artistic director of the Vox Luminis ensemble, which he created in 2004.

The ensemble is supported by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the City of Namur and Namur Confluent Culture and the Art and Life Tours (a funding program for concerts in Wallonia).

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PRESS

„In the middle of all these sits the Biber, given out with typical care for expressive beauty by Vox Luminis.“

Gramophone, 04.02.2021

„… and the result is another deeply musical triumph.“

The Guardian, 30.06.2019

“Director Lionel Meunier is the real star, with a soaring vision of Purcell’s music in a class of its own.”

BBC Music Magazine

SELECTION OF PROJECTS (2023/24)

September, 1st – 7th of October 2023

Rappresentatione di Anima di Corpo
Lionel Meunier, Bass & Leitung // Stefanie True, Sopran // Raffaele Giordani, Tenor // Emilie Lauwers, Bühnenbild

E. da Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo

Vox Luminis & Emilie Lauwers - Credits: Emilie Lauwers

Vox Luminis & Emilie Lauwers - Credits: Emilie Lauwers

March 2024 upon request
St Matthew’s Passion (Sebastiani)

J. Sebastiani: St Matthew’s Passion
A. Steffani: Stabat Mater

From the 4th of April 2024

20 Years of Vox Luminis: Easter Oratorio

J.S. Bach: Easter- Oratorio BWV 249
J.D. Zelenka: Missa Paschalis ZWV 7

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