‘Vox Luminis’

8 May'20
- 20:00

Benjamin Britten

This event can not take place due to the restrictions regarding COVID-19. BOZAR is trying to find a new date for the event in mutual agreement with our partners. If you have already purchased a ticket for the event, you can find all necessary information here.
 

Vox Luminis of Belgium, which is celebrated for its sublime interpretations of early music, leaves its comfort zone to focus on the music of English composer Benjamin Britten. This 20th-century composer is one of the most important musical personalities in the history of English music. His a capella works were inspired by the aesthetics of Renaissance polyphony, a repertoire in which Vox Luminis is entirely at home. At the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948, the organisers were so overwhelmed by the vocal qualities of Vox Luminis that they asked them to record the entirety of Britten’s choral works. Tonight you hear the Belgian premiere of several of the vocal gems created by this unsurpassed English composer.  

Lionel Meunier

artistic director

Programme
Benjamin Britten

Hymn to the Virgin

Benjamin Britten

Hymn to St Cecilia, op. 27

Benjamin Britten

Ad majorem Dei gloriam (A.M.D.G)

Benjamin Britten

The Sycamore Tree

Benjamin Britten

Advance Democracy

Benjamin Britten

Sacred and Profane

Practical information

Location

Royal Brussels Conservatory

Rue de la Régence 30 1000 Brussels

Pending general renovation works, the necessary improvement and safety works were carried out at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. BOZAR is pleased to be able to return to this acoustic gem with several high-quality concerts.