Vox Luminis (photo Foppe Schut)

Handel's Christmas jewels

Vox Luminis
Sat 14 Dec 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Sat 14 Dec 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sat 14 Dec 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Georg Friedrich Händel Nisi Dominus
Georg Friedrich Händel Hoboconcert in G minor
Georg Friedrich Händel Laudate Pueri
Georg Friedrich Händel Dixit Dominus 



Vox Luminis
Perrine Devillers soprano

Italian flair in the young Handel

The name Handel and the Christmas season are intrinsically linked in the minds of many, mainly because of his iconic Messiah. However, this German composer wrote more Christmas gems in his younger years. The unparalleled Vox Luminis brings four dazzling works by a young Handel, brimming with Italian flair. A festive and joyous Christmas concert featuring the radiant French soprano Devillers as soloist in Laudate Pueri. Dixit Dominus already made a big impression in Handel’s time. Vox Luminis’ performance of it is ‘simply exquisite: tangy, ineffable and beautifully controlled’, wrote Gramophone.

For more than two decades, the Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis has delighted audiences with captivating productions. Though vocal works of the 17th and early 18th centuries remain their focus, the ensemble has impressively expanded with a top-notch orchestra. Vox Luminis’ name in ‘is enough in itself to spark a tingle of anticipation’, wrote Gramophone about the award-winning ensemble.