30.07.2019 – 20:30
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Annunziata
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Requiem – Officium defunctorum (1605)
Vox Luminis is an ensemble of ancient music born in Belgium in 2004 on the urge of Lionel Meunier, their founder and artistic director. Every year, they release on average two discs and offer more than 60 concerts on Belgian, European and international stages. They define themselves as a group of soloists with a base from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. 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. Vox Luminis can count thirteen recordings to its name. The year 2018 was marked by the famous BBC Music Magazine Award in the category “Choral Award”.
Today, Lionel Meunier has established international renown as conductor and artistic director of the Vox Luminis ensemble, which he created in 2004.
Harbouring a passion for music since a very young age, his education began in his hometown of Clamecy (France). He continued his studies at IMEP (Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie) in Namur and at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
He has been a member of the jury in many international festivals and competitions. He frequently coaches and, with Vox Luminis, gives master classes and conferences on repertoires from the Baroque era and on the end of the Renaissance. In 2018, he was asked to take charge of a multi-annual mission at the Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes; there he follows the young developing players called Promotion X.