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Music Before 1800: Vox Luminis

Corpus Christi Church

Lionel Meunier, director
Twelve-voice choir and continuo from Belgium

J.S. Bach’s Motets

The impressive Belgian choir Vox Luminis, meaning “voice of light,” has taken the early music world by storm. The singers offer five of Bach’s contrapuntal motets that demand the highest level of virtuosity to realize the musical textures elucidating the text. Bach goes far beyond merely expressing the words. Rather he explores their meaning in depth, highlighting their spiritual and metaphysical implications.

Post-concert Q and A

“This is great music-making, and the ease with which the sensible tempi changes are managed without any overt conducting as well as the cohesion and coherence of the style that make the texts the focus of the performances sets a new benchmark in the way we are learning to approach Bach Cantatas.”

Early Music Review (UK)

Estimated Run Time: 70 minutes with intermission.

Earlier Event: October 28
Later Event: October 28
✝Mass (St. Paul's)