Requiems van Morales en Victoria
For the first time, the renowned ensemble Vox Luminis is a guest at Musica Sacra.
With fifteen singers they present a program with polyphony of the two great sixteenth-century Spanish composers who worked in Rome for a long time: the Sevillian Cristóbal de Morales and, half a century younger, the Castilian Tomás Luís de Victoria. Both composed an Office of the Dead.
Morales's work is in four parts and was performed in Mexico in 1559 and dedicated to Charles V, who abdicated and entered the monastery. Victoria's is in six parts and was composed for the funeral of Charles' daughter Empress Maria of Austria. She was actually Spanish and spent her last twenty years in isolation with the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Madrid.
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.
Sint Servaas Basiliek
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