Lionel Meunier, director
Friday, November 4, 2022
8pm | New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston
VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8pm (ET)
Available to watch until December 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (ET)
Monteverdi: The Moral and Spiritual Forest
Led by founder and baritone Lionel Meunier, the Gramophone Award–winning Vox Luminis has garnered international acclaim for impeccable performances illuminating the emotional heart of their repertoire. They return to BEMF with a dynamic program of sacred music by Claudio Monteverdi drawn from his Selva morale e spirituale (The Moral and Spiritual Forest). Published late in the composer’s life, this collection is a stylistically varied showcase of Monteverdi’s unequaled liturgical writing from his decades as maestro di cappella of San Marco in Venice.
Returing to in-person concerts over the last year has been both an honor and responsibility. As the global pandemic evolves, our response will continue to adapt. The health and safety of our audience, employees, and artists remains our highest priority. Out of concern for those in our community who are still vulnerable, some COVID-19 protocols will stay in place for the coming season.
“Never anything less than sublime.”
In lieu of Pre-Concert Talks at the venue, we will present online Pre-Concert Videos with informative discussions featuring scholars and artists the week before each program—FREE to watch on YouTube or at BEMF.org.
Gloria, SV 258
Dixit Dominus II, SV 263
Beatus vir, SV 268
Adoramus te Christe, SV 289
Crucifixus, SV 259
Laetaniae della Beata Vergine, SV 204
O bone Jesu
Confitebor tibi Domine III, ‘stile alla franzese’, SV 267
Magnificat I, SV 281