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From its very first notes in 2004, early music ensemble Vox Luminis has claimed the international spotlight with its unique sound. Founder, artistic director and bass Lionel Meunier composed the ensemble in such a way that each voice can shine solo as well as merge into one luminous fabric of sound.

Depending on the repertoire, this core of vocalists is flanked by an extensive continuo, solo instruments, or its full orchestra. That repertoire comprises mainly English, Italian and German music from the 17th and early 18th century, from virtuoso masterpieces to yet untouched gems that are given full scope both at some 70 concerts a year and in recordings.

Vox Luminis’ mission is clear: to bring vocal music to a wide audience, with excellence as its guiding principle and touchstone. Concerts, recordings, workshops with audiences around the world and a rigorous working method are means to this end.

The magic of Vox Luminis has not escaped the international music scene and press. In 2012, the ensemble won the Baroque Vocal Award and the prestigious Recording of the Year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards for Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien. Seven years later, the Choral Award from the same professional magazine for the recording Buxtehude: Abendmusiken followed. Meanwhile, the trophy cabinet filled up with awards such as ‘Klara Ensemble of the Year 2018’, a 2018 BBC Music Magazine Award in the category ‘Choral’, numerous Diapasons d’Or, the 2020 Caecilia Prize and the Preis der Deutschen Schalplattenkritik, the last one being awarded even several times.

Vox Luminis is artist in residence at Concertgebouw Brugge and at the Abbaye Musicale de Malonne (Namur). In 2021, it started a structural and lasting partnership with the prestigious Freiburger Barockorchester and the Freiburger BarockConsort for several projects per year.
The ensemble is also a welcome guest at major concert halls and festivals worldwide, including Bozar and Flagey in Brussels, De Singel Antwerp, Auditorio Nacional en Teatro Real Madrid, L’Auditori and Palau de la Musica Barcelona, Salle Gaveau and Auditorium de Radio France in Paris, Wigmore Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin and Cologne, Laeiszhalle and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Lincoln Center New York, Jordan Hall Boston, Zaryadye Hall Moscow, Festival van Vlaanderen, Festival de Wallonie, Festival de Saintes, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Musikfest Bremen, Bachfest Leipzig, Klangvokal Dortmund, the Salzburger Festspiele, Aldeburgh Festival et Boston Early Music Festival, amongst others.

In the season 2023-2024, Vox Luminis will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Vox Luminis enjoys the valued support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB) and Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI).

« Vox Luminis tiene la virtud de convertir en oro
todo cuanto toca. »
El País


In 2014, Lionel Meunier took the initiative to set up his own orchestra and explore new repertoire. Work is done without a conductor, but with a number of strong musical personalities at key positions in the orchestra. The Finnish violinist Tuomo Suni is a fixed asset and leads the orchestra as first violin. Since then, Vox Luminis has been successful in performing a number of top baroque works. The productions of Purcell’s King Arthur and The Fairy Queen also received a number of rave reviews.


Over the last few years, Vox Luminis contours have broadened to some extent. In 2022, Vox Luminis XL was created in response to an artistic desire to embody programmes of variable geometry, and also to meet a demand for larger productions.

“When there’s no conductor imposing their will, a group of really fine performers like this soon learns
to feel and breathe as one.”

The Telegraph


We are happy to announce our auditions for singers in September 2024.
The auditions are open to singers of all voice types who live in Europe and have experience in ensemble singing.

⭐if you live in Europe
⭐⭐if you live in Belgium
⭐⭐⭐if you live in Brussels/Wallonia

When? 23 – 24 September 2024
Where? Namur – Malonne (BE)

You can apply via this Google form, deadline is Sunday 11 August 23h59.
After listening to all recordings, a preliminary selection will be made. From 22 August onwards, we will personally inform you whether we would like to invite you to the live audition days.
If you have any questions, please contact us via auditions@voxluminis.com.


Good to know:

The audition will consist of two parts: solo and ensemble. More or less 15 minutes each.
We will provide accompaniment on harpsichord/organ.

2 arias/songs from your choice from the Baroque period:
– in different languages and if possible different styles
– at least one in German, and at least one sacred

The most important is that they are your favourite pieces to sing.
Please don’t bring anything too difficult. It should be something you enjoy singing and shows you at your best. You are also welcome to bring an extra piece and let Lionel choose.

Johann Sebastian Bach – Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 (first choral)
Johann Christoph Bach – Der Mensch von Weibe geboren
Claudio Monteverdi – Adoramus te Christe SV 289

Information asked
Please, have the following information ready to fill in the Google form:
– recent CV (pdf*)
hyperlink to your recording(s): choose a recording that shows you at your best, it will be used to make the preliminary selection.
repertoire: solo pieces of your choice and their score (pdf*): please select a version that is clearly readable at sight for the accompanist.
– contact details, personal details

* Please start the filename of each uploaded pdf with your first and last name, as follows: your first name – your last name – title (e.g. Lionel-Meunier-CV, Lionel-Meunier-score1, … )

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