BEMF Orchestra & Vox Luminis

2023 Virtual Festival

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Vox Luminis

Robert Mealy, Orchestra Director
Lioniel Meunier, Vox Luminis Artistic Director

Virtual Premiere: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 8pm (ET)
Available to Watch until Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (ET)

Part of our 2023 Virtual Festival, A Celebration of Women: Encore!

From Heavenly Harmony: Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day and Bach’s Magnificat

Experience an incredible collaboration of two musical powerhouses you won’t see anywhere else! Vox Luminis and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra join forces in an evening showcasing masterworks by Bach and Handel inspired by the power of divine intercession from two formidable women: St. Cecilia and the Virgin Mary. In Handel’s spectacular Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, voices and instruments together explore the heavenly power of music to make—and unmake—the world, in a series of gorgeous choruses and solo arias. We pair this with Bach’s Magnificat, Mary’s ancient song of praise, which he composed for his first season in Leipzig.

Recorded at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

Antonio Oliart Ros, Recording Engineer
Kathy Wittman, Videographer



“The singers of Vox Luminis are clear, warm and unfussy in these beautifully shaped performances of works by two Baroque masters.”

—BBC Music Magazine