BEACON HILL CONCERT SERIES
The Beacon Hill Concerts are a series of free classical and semi-classical concerts that take place in a newly-built music hall situated on a beautiful privately-owned property near Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The series aims at providing high-quality classical and semi-classical music to the Pocono region. Now in our tenth season, with four concerts scheduled for summer, 2017, we are once again bringing outstanding musical artists to this area. Guests are welcome and can make inquiries and reservations by emailing the concert coordinator, Dan Crawford, or calling Jean Stettler at 570-476-1308.
2017 Concert Series
VOX LUMINIS returns to Beacon Hill Concerts
“I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH”
April 27, 2017, 4:00 p.m. (Reservations accepted beginning March 27)
Vox Luminis, the Belgian vocal ensemble that has risen to the forefront of the European early music scene, will be returning to Beacon Hill Concerts Thursday, April 27, 4:00 pm, to give us more of their beautiful music. Many of us will not forget their stunning performance here of “Schutz and the Bach Family” in October, 2014. This year, the 12-member ensemble will present a selection of music of the English Renaissance by composers Tallis, Purcell, Byrd, and White, and English royal funeral music by Morley and Purcell, in a program titled “I Know that my Redeemer Liveth.”
Founded in 2004 in Namur, Belgium by their current director Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis specializes in the performance of 16th through 18th century vocal music. I have heard the group perform six times now, and I can personally vouch for what is said about them in their promo materials—their “seamless blend of high-quality individual voices, exquisite tuning, and clarity of sound.” They are truly in a class by themselves.
VL has performed in major festivals and venues across Europe in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Croatia. Of their many recordings, the ensemble’s 2012 recording of Schutz’s Musicalische Exequien has received several prestigious awards including Gramophone’s Recording of the Year. See and hear more at www.voxluminis.com .